In a world of disruption, where long-held assumptions make way for new realities, how does your company stand in the eyes of your partners? With the business of handling the Covid-19 epidemic in your role, securing supply of services to your company, did you engage deeply enough in getting the perspective of your suppliers? Did and will they choose you?
You clearly thought hard about what the epidemic will mean for you; you identified new risks, were part of task-forces, worked on scenarios and took mitigating actions. Perhaps you discontinued activities, re-steered funding and priorities. You thought about your suppliers, their impact in your supply chain and their ability to service. More mitigation. Part of your job. But how deep did you go – did you think about how things are, for them? Did you go beyond the relationship level with your account manager and beyond the governance, at various levels, to find out how your organization stands with the supplier?