Determining fact from fiction is harder than ever in a socially connected and digital world. Add to that a common global experience - like a pandemic - and we certainly have a lot to talk about!
Here in the executive recruitment and leadership business, we have heard plenty of fiction about how this year has impacted executive recruiting and organizational design. That’s why Boyden Executive Search is kicking off a new myth-busting series.
Over the coming weeks, we will be calling out the assumptions we are hearing and leverage our data, insights and experiences to validate or refute the facts. Each week, we will dive a little deeper into the topics below. Along the way, we welcome your questions, comments and any new topics you would like us to explore. Let’s begin:
Myth: We should stay the course with our executive team lineup and ride out the pandemic.
Fact… The world has changed. You can't stay the same. It is imperative organization’s have an eye to how digital transformation, increased regulation, more consolidation and other economic trends inspired by the pandemic may shape business needs. Functions you never saw as a priority, from government relations to regulatory affairs and digital marketing, may become central to business survival post-pandemic.
In an upcoming post we’ll predict the pandemic-inspired functions of the future and who is most likely to be impacted.