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COVID-19: What the Board of Directors Needs to Know

Published: 09 April 2020

ID: G00723982

Analyst(s): Partha Iyengar , Tina Nunno , Apoorva Chhabra


This presentation provides a framework for executive leaders to engage with the board of directors in starting to plan for Phase 4 of the COVID-19 crisis. The presentation focuses on the actions to come out of the crisis “whole” or even stronger.

Executive leaders should use this slide deck on the COVID-19 crisis to present to the board of directors. The presentation has two sections — one which addresses more of the short-term to midterm actions, and the second section which provides inputs on the longer term actions in strengthening the enterprise coming out of the crisis.

Executive leaders should use this presentation, created specifically for a board of directors audience, to present an action plan to the board. The focus of this presentation is not how to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in the immediate time frame, but the actions that can help the enterprise come out of the crisis even stronger.

This presentation is original research, created specifically to provide insight on the COVID-19 crisis, using Gartner’s board of directors presentation template as a guide.

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