In a time of such upheaval, companies are scrambling to understand and implement all the necessary interventions for a coordinated strategy to mitigate risk. In the meantime, it is down to individual managers to make tough calls on the front lines.
Her MBA has especially helped Greenberg navigate program development. “There has been a certain amount of building something, seeing how it goes, pivoting, and going with the flow in this uncertain circumstance that has led to a better product in the same way that innovation does,” she says. “The pace of information flow, the kind of information flow. We are always rolling with it.”
Professor Daniel Wong proposes an agile framework to help companies prepare for future supply chain disruptions. These include increased resilience, digital transformation, geopolitical awareness and participation in local thought leadership.
The campus is changing to meet the needs of students where they are, with classes and resources in a variety of formats that best fit their work and family schedules. “This is a challenging time,” says PSU President Stephen Percy. “And we are making new investments to ensure that we are able to support academic innovation and the vibrancy of our campus community. We will emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever.”