Staying Ahead of the Curve: Why Crowns Must Seize Opportunities Induced by the Pandemic

January 20, 2021 3:45pm

Brad Krizan
Independent Director, Public Member
Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (Calgary, AB)

While unexpected financial pressures initially elicited defensive responses from crown corporations struggling to survive the COVID crisis, the current circumstances are also presenting possibilities to imagine new ways of delivering public services. As organizational change is accelerated, how might crowns reinvent themselves to adapt to the new realities of a postpandemic world? This session will cover:

  • Opportunities to merge with or acquire related agencies
  • Sharing services under reduced costs or broadening the scope of work
  • How boards can go about revisiting their organizational mission and shape a new strategy