Professors Sarah Kaplan and Soo Min Toh joined Rotman’s Interim Dean Kenneth Corts to discuss why organizations need to rethink work, strategy and governance after COVID-19. The pandemic has highlighted inequalities in the current workforce and according to Sarah Kaplan, right now, we have the opportunity to build back better.
We have to pay attention to these inequalities that have always been there, but for many people in positions of leadership or privilege we haven’t always seen them or paid attention to them or invested in them.
Kaplan drew from her recent piece for Fast Company, to highlight the required elements to building back better, including re-evaluating minimum wage and shifting the conversation of what it means to be an essential worker.
While recovery will require an innovative approach, Toh states that now is the time to double down on equity and inclusion.
It’s a good time to think about how we manage, strategize and do business. It’s time to take stock of what has gone well and the opportunities that were not there before.
WATCH SARAH AND SOO MIN DISCUSS WHAT WE NEED TO DO MOVING FORWARD: