Amir Shahrokhi

What were the obstacles to businesses during the pandemic? Will the new normal be the same in the post-COVID world? how to come up with a solution that would have both the features of the formal normal work offices and the benefits of virtual or remote working? What will the future work environment look like?
Amir Shahrokhi compares and contrasts the world before, during and what it might look like after the pandemic is over. He discusses the changes that companies, businesses and their employees experienced during the outbreak of coronavirus. He further highlights how the working behaviors have changed from going to office daily and then moving the entire business on virtual platforms and working from home.

Marshall Goldsmith

What is it like to live in the new normal? How can coaching help shape the world for a better future? What does it mean by feed forward?
Marshall Goldsmith, a coach, shares his process of coaching and how coaching has been able to help people to understand the challenges better. He talks about certain strategies as a coach, such as no question answer should be ignored, always listen to the new ideas and avoid critiquing the clients. Coaching is a great way to interact with people from diverse backgrounds, who learn from each other and support their fellows.

Hermann Simon

Why are China and Germany called “Hidden Champions”? What are the learnings from pandemic in terms of global export and global gross domestic products? How globalization has digitized the world market? What is the ambition of champions to acquire sustainability?
Simon highlights that China is becoming a global market leader in absolute terms. Germany and China having the same export rate makes the race to become a sole “hidden champion” interesting. In the era of hyper globalization, He emphasizes that China is in need of bigger businesses and firms. China will become a toughest competitor for Germany in playing a key role as a hidden competitor for business, exports and foreign direct investments globally. Pandemic has taught the world that certain operations can still stay active and small intermissions will not devalue self-dependence. Simon further states that globalization has accelerated the process of business innovation and digitalization for long lasting sustainability. He advocates that investing in the development of employees and research, higher growth can be achieved.

Richard Straub

Why does management have a key role in our society? How COVID has proved that our systems are fragile? Why are companies being looked at as entities and mechanics? How has technology played a significant accelerator?
Straub highlights that management holds a high place in making a society function the way it does. World has become an ever changing place, having a change or transformation is not an issue, it’s the continuity of that change. COVID has turned the circumstances around and proved that our health, education, economy and social systems are very delicate. Technology has brought a revolution but it has made companies lose their status as organic entities, rather businesses are looked at as machines. He further elaborates that management during COVID has rooted the research which can be used till long term in future as well. Formula or a vision for a society to perform should be humane. Pandemic can be used as an example and a guiding light for societies to perform in technologically advanced paradigms.