Helping Managers Navigate Through The "New Normal"
Source: Life Science Leader
By Kerri Gaouette, Jennifer Lawrence, & Jennifer Shevlin
When our entire workforce, save a subset of bench scientists needed in the lab, began working from home (WFH) because of COVID-19, we knew that thoughtful leadership would be essential to ensure that productivity and wellness remained high.
Through a cross-functional collaboration reaching across the company, we invited all managers to learn and share together in Blueprint Medicines’ first-ever virtual leadership training series, “Leading and Thriving Through Change.” As one of many initiatives to support employees during the shift to WFH, seven of us joined together from functions across the business to design, develop, and deliver leadership guidance most important for our “Blue Crew” colleagues during this time of immense change.