How to Maintain Culture Continuity During COVID-19


Presenters: Natalie Baumgartner, Ph.D. and Brie Harvey, Achievers  

Original program date: April 29, 2020 (available for on-demand viewing through July 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Organizations around the globe are twisting themselves into knots scrambling to pivot as more information surfaces about COVID-19. There’s lots of talk about business continuity and, while operational questions are important, it’s equally, if not more, critical that we don’t lose sight of what we all know is our most valuable asset: our people.  

Although there’s a great deal of uncertainty about the long-term implications of the pandemic on the collective mindset of the workforce, the good news is that this isn’t the first catastrophic event to upend the world. 

Data spanning from the Great Depression to the financial crash of 2008 to SARS has left clues to what businesses need to focus on to foster resilient and productive cultures during times of disruption and heightened anxiety.

In this webcast, Achievers chief workforce scientist Natalie Baumgartner and employee engagement evangelist Brie Harvey will explore:

  • What decades of organizational development research on crisis management tells us about the most impactful actions leaders can take to inspire and engage employees during times of ambiguity, change and angst
  • Examples of what some of the world’s most progressive brands have been doing to maintain culture continuity since the onset of the pandemic
The panel will included a live Q&A and welcomed SHRM members to submit questions beforehand. If you have a question about how to maintain culture during this unprecedented time, please e-mail and mention the title of the webcast: How to Maintain Culture Continuity During COVID-19.

Learn about our speaker About the Presenters: Natalie Baumgartner, Ph.D., is an engagement and culture thought leader and evangelist. She has spent over a decade focused on driving the translation of engagement/culture research and theory into SAAS-based software, working to help make it possible for organizations to solve problems and achieve goals that advance their performance. Prior to joining Achievers, she co-founded and served as chief psychologist at RoundPegg, a culture and engagement SAAS-based platform that uses scientific metrics and insights to allow every organization to manage the most critical business drivers that exist. Throughout her career, Baumgartner has focused on understanding how culture and values alignment drive employee engagement and impact strategic business outcomes. She serves on several boards, including the board of the consulting psychology division of the American Psychological Association, and has spent much of her career advising leaders from companies of all sizes, from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, on issues related to culture and engagement. 

Brie Harvey is is a writer, speaker and storyteller. She has spent more than eight years laser-focused on people motivation and has worked in talent acquisition, training and enablement. As an employee engagement evangelist, she works with the research arm of Achievers to share human capital management trends as they relate to employee performance and culture. 

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SHRM CertificationRecertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Achievers



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