Activist investors have a large war chest that could see them going on a spending spree, as certain stocks remain highly deflated. How boards manage the Covid-19 response could determine whether they set their sights on the company.
As hospitals faced the onslaught of scared patients fearing they had Covid-19, some organizations tip-toed into artificial intelligence to help serve as a first line of defense. The impact may send AI into the hospital mainstream.
Delaying new product launches has become one of the most popular strategic tactics companies have taken to stem losses from Covid-19. Even if your company is moving back to full operations, it doesn’t mean those new products should hit shelves soon.
Even as company workforces shelter in place, misconduct has suddenly ceased. Avoidance of investigating fraud or harassment could leave a company liable, even in the time of Covid.
Social distancing could become the new normal for months to come, until a vaccine develops. Here’s how some companies have adapted to these new rules.
As companies try to circumvent the pandemic, many have closed ranks around their CEO, whether they want to or not.
While hospitals and other healthcare firms provide frontline protection against Covid-19, scammers and hackers have used the confusion to attack. And many healthcare boards have ignored cybersecurity, leaving organizations vulnerable.
As companies try to return to normal business, they will also have another concern to protect themselves from: Lawsuits. From healthcare, to cruise lines to insurance, most industries will have to deal with an onslaught of litigation from customers, partners and investors.
Even as companies tip-toe back to full operations again, the threat of a second wave of Covid-19 spread remains high. Boards must use this window to make changes, in case the impact of the second wave is higher than the first.
Boards must prepare for when things begin returning to normal again. How a company bounces back from this devastation could determine its survival.