You lead a team. One day you leave the office and tell everyone "see you tomorrow".
But overnight the world changes, and you find that you all won't be working together for a significant period.
But they're still looking for you to leadership.
My guest today has experienced this not once, but twice in his career.
The first was in 2013 when a major earthquake resulted in the corporate office where he was based being uninhabitable for a significant period
The second was in 2016 when it happened again, this time with the building condemned.
In both instances, teams went from being co-located to distributed across a city.
My guest is Aaron Toatelegese, a technology professional with over 20 years experience and most recently the Chief Technology Officer at Bank of New Zealand.
A strong believer that ‘people AND leadership’ are the key ingredient to managing a crisis.
During his tenure he has experienced numerous technology incidents, led Technology teams during the GFC and been part of the Earthquake Response teams during the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes.
We talk about how to lead a team circumstances mean that they are now working remotely
While digital technologies provide possibilities for efficiency gains and customer experience, if the organisation lacks the right mindset for change or current practices are flawed then adding technology will simply magnify those flaws. These are some of the challenges you face in the transformation of your business.
Which is why we focus on equipping your business with the knowledge, training, and support required to ensure lasting digital transformation will become a reality.
Find out more at www.theITpsychiatrist.co.nz