India was facing a public health crisis during the second wave of COVID-19 and many organizations are grappling with ways to support their workforce, implement emergency policies and sustain their businesses amidst economic uncertainty. BOD has recently conducted a study with over 50 companies about how they have been able to modify their company policies and practices to recognize and support people who have been impacted. We found that most companies and leaders have been proactive in adopting novel practices to support their employees and their families. Companies that are supporting their customers, employees and communities, investing in their workforce and meeting such challenges are not only lauded for their efforts but are also remembered by all.
Our report can act as a guide for organizations and leaders who are looking to adopt and implement policies broadly and equitably to ensure that their organization becomes a safe and healthy community.