Low Boon Seong
COVID19 Pivot Live Session
How COVID-19 put us back in the box
And forced us to think in new ways about problem solving, unlearning and relearning
Panellists: Mario Castagnetta, Janet Yung, Caleb Low and Low Boon Seong
In 2020, we have all been forced to pivot for survival and success. We’ve faced many unknowns and self-doubt has been our lingering company. We’ve experienced a nearly instantaneous economic slowdown, which was triggered by the pandemic shutdown, and it’s wreaked havoc on businesses, large and small.
The recipe for survival requires a thorough rethink and transformation of all we have done in the past, or we risk falling further behind or potentially, going out of business full-stop. But the reality of how entrepreneurs are dealing with the crisis and preparing for the recovery tells a different story. It’s a story of pivoting business models more conducive to short-term survival, along with long-term resilience, planning and growth.
This panel discussion will throw the light on:
- How the COVID19 crisis has forced business owners to rethink everything, from management to business structure and revenue models
- How pivoting taught crucial key lessons in leveraging your community and capabilities, moving quickly and maximizing teamwork, partnerships, as well as collaborating effectively
- The transformation of how businesses run during COVID times and how leaders must lead
Low Boon Seong, Founder and Managing Director, Align Group
Low Boon Seong is the founder and managing director of Align Group, one of the fastest growing companies in Singapore and Asia (ref: Straits Time and the Financial Times, 2020). As the brain of the National Workplace Happiness Survey, Align Group has been a thought leader in the organisational development space, helping many SMEs to accelerate their growth through positive transformations of people and culture.
Align Group is also a programme partner of various agencies, including SkillsFuture Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Business Federation, and SME Centres. Clients include the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, NTUC Learning Hub, Singapore Airlines, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Pu Tien, Scanteak, Brass Lion Gin, Kee Song, and more.