Beyond COVID podcast: Want your company to be agile? Start by making your people feel stable.

Elaine Pulakos

There may be no more important time to be agile than now, when the entire economy has been disrupted and nothing about the way we do business is normal. But new research finds the single most important factor in a company’s ability to be agile is actually its foundational stability.

And let’s face it: Stable is not something a lot of business leaders are feeling right now.

So we talked with Elaine Pulakos, the CEO of talent management consulting firm PDRI, based in Arlington, Virginia. She’s the author of the research about agility and is the co-author of an article about how to build agile teams that published in Harvard Business Review this month.

We also check in with IBJ reporter Susan Orr about the state of the paycheck protection program and its impact in Indiana.

Beyond COVID is an IBJ podcast that’s about getting your company to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. You canfind it every Tuesday at IBJ.com/coronavirus and subscribe at Apple Podcasts, PodBean and TuneIn.

Check out our previous episodes:

Beyond COVID: Indy Chamber is trying to help companies stay on their feet through the shutdown

Beyond COVID: Why a 90-day sprint is key to getting your company ready for the economy to restart

Music for IBJ’s Beyond COVID podcast is by Septahelix and is licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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