In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent recession, Prof. Veronica Hope-Hailey from the University of Bath, conducted research within 25 different public and private sector organisations on how they either maintained or repaired trust in the face of redundancy programmes, restructuring, nationalisation and retrenchment. Reflecting on the practical lessons learnt from those studies (2011/12, 2014), Veronica will consider what can be applied right now to the different stages of business restart, recovery or recession.
However, Veronica will also reflect on what new challenges organisations will face in seeking to rebuild and recover from this current crisis. In particular Veronica will set out what she has learnt from ongoing research in 2020 conducted at director level. Talking with a range of senior leaders, Veronica is discovering how they are seeking to balance the need to ensure a sustainable economic recovery with a renewed focus on justice and fairness for employees as well as delivering to the common good in society.
Who is it for?
This interactive event is aimed at senior HR leaders who are focused on delivering higher performance by increasing productivity, speed and agility within their organisation.
Prof. Veronica Hope-Hailey
President of Strategic External Engagement, University of Bath
Veronica is a respected leader with senior management experience in higher education. She also has significant experience and knowledge of leading and implementing change across a range of organisations in the private, public and non-profit sector. In her different roles as manager, consultant, board member and trustee she has developed practical skills in governance, strategy development, and organisational design. She has worked internationally and has insight into the challenges faced by organisations working globally. As a mother of five daughters Veronica has particular interest in developing opportunities for girls and women around the world. She is acutely aware of the challenges they face and how organisations of all kinds need to develop cultures and policies that support women in work.