Organizational leadership in the time of pandemic

It begins innocently. You hear about the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan, and shortly after in the whole of China. But it’s far away, it has nothing to do with your organization. Then other countries, closer to home, begin reporting cases. Numbers grow faster and faster. Your employee comes back from winter holidays abroad and the…

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The mass production of tasks

A group of internationals visited medical labs in hospitals around a post-war country. It was the beginning of the 21 century, yet they only saw a couple of very old optical microscopes. They were appalled, and decided to act. With generous donor funding, they bought tens of scanning probe microscopes. They organized ceremonial public handover…

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