• Siriphone Maldonado

Harbinger Leader Insights: Leadership During Times of Uncertainty

Does anyone else feel like they’re living in the Upside Down? Coronavirus has touched every part of the world and has forced many, including government bodies and businesses to make decisions and enforce new processes at an unprecedented pace. At this stage, change has not only become the norm, but the speed in which these changes are taking place is something that the world has never experienced before.

Take Ontario, for instance, my home province. Recently, the government announced public school closures until April 5, an additional two weeks following March break, which began on March 14. Since then they have announced all licensed daycare closures, restaurant and bar closures, called for all expats and Canadians travelling abroad to return home, mandated self-isolation for everyone returning from abroad, asked everyone to work from home, enhanced screening measures at the airport, enforced flight restrictions, and most recently closed the border between Canada and the US. All of this and more has been announced in just five days!

COVID-19 is relentless and is literally impacting all aspects of our lives. Everyone is scrambling to figure out how to keep things afloat. I for one have a toddler that will be home with my husband and me for at least three weeks. Fortunately, Harbinger is incredibly understanding and has provided me with the flexibility I need to balance work and being a mother. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone.