S2E2 MASSive Uncertainty
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The pandemic has drastically changed how and where we work. For some industries, this meant a total shutdown. For others, it was a new frontier of uncertain work-life balance and hiring challenges. Either way, leaders are looking at a work landscape that has permanently changed in many significant ways. 

In this episode, we’re addressing something near and dear to the business community: company culture. We know the pandemic catalyzed some seismic shifts, but have we fully realized those impacts yet? And how do we move forward, out of this time of uncertainty, to create inclusive virtual and in-person spaces? Crisis can act as the flame that forges a better future — but what are we, as leaders, doing to ensure that happens? And is this kind of future-forging crisis necessary? Is it inevitable? We answer these questions and more as we investigate the equity issues surrounding workplace culture. 

Highlights from this episode: 

  • Everbridge CEO David Meredith explains the pandemic’s impact through the lens of critical event management 
  • Mike Volpe (CEO of Lola.com) points out the unique challenges faced by the business travel industry 
  • Chris Comparato (CEO of Toast) digs into the hardships and opportunities the restaurant industry has been grappling with this year 
  • CEO of The Partnership Pratt Wiley addresses equity issues surrounding the changing workplace  
  • Christina Luconi (Chief People Officer at Rapid7) discusses how the events of 2020 acted as a lightning rod for long-overdue shifts in corporate accountability 
  • Kathleen Mitford (Chief Strategy Officer at PTC) talks talent strategy and the new, more inclusive face of business coming out of the pandemic 

So, follow us on our journey this season as we investigate Boston’s challenges as a microcosm for bigger issues of equity and access. Through topics like access to technology, healthcare innovations, the future of education, and forward-thinking DE&I strategies, we take Boston’s Brand Problem out of the shadows — and onto the Tech Trail. 

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