COVID-19 and Organisational Culture: L&D Blind Spots in Dispersed Teams

June 15, 2020
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Purpose, learning and salary are the top three criteria for attracting and retaining talent. However, cash flow pressures on scaling businesses in the Covid crisis have put investment in all three under strain.

In the second episode of our new insight series, Scaling From The Edge, we explore “what are the L&D blind spots?” How COVID-19 has tested organisational culture and highlight ways firms now need to adapt to support their teams in an increasingly dispersed working environment.

Key insights from our discussion included:

  • The pandemic enables businesses to test culture, build resilience and create career defining development opportunities
  • The role of leaders is dramatically different to effectively support a dispersed team
  • There’s an urgent need to draw this phase to a close and get ready for what’s next
  • An adaptable, flexible culture and agile mindset will support your survival



Hosted by Scale Space Executive Chairman, Mark Sanders, our expert panellists are:

Charles Mindenhall – Co-Founder, Blenheim Chalcot

Neil Herbert – Chief Finance and People Officer, Salary Finance

Sankalp Chaturvedi – Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership, Imperial College Business School.


Our new Scaling From The Edge series explores critical issues facing the UK scale-up sector as a result of COVID-19. Expertly curated panel discussions and fireside chats will probe ways to pivot business plans, leadership and growth strategies as CEOs navigate the current pandemic.

Scaling From The Edge is tailored to support scaling companies and innovation teams from any sector, and offers valuable insights for founders, leadership teams, investors and entrepreneurs alike. ​


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