#01 - COVID Concerns - Operational Leadership


April 3rd, 2020

52 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

Covid Concerns Episode 1 – GBA Pop-Up Town Hall Meeting for April 3, 2020 – Operational Leadership

Senior leaders of GBA Member firms have been invited to attend Pop-Up Town Hall meetings each of the past three weeks in response to the dynamic events related to the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss issues that impact geoprofessional firms. Panels of experts have discussed operational issues, health and safety, and leadership through these unprecedented times. GBA hopes to address its members questions and concerns by sharing experiences and challenges in the hopes to learn and help each other during this trying time.

Our Panel:

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Future Outlook: backlog, revenue, and profit. [min 3:40]
  • What tools are being used to analyze and track business volume and billability during this time? [min 10:49]
  • What business opportunities are there during this Covid-19 crisis? [min 20:25]
  • How the CARES Act Provision, mostly the SBA payroll protection, can provide aid to GBA member firms. [min 27:25]
  • Families First Leave Act discussion [min 32:35]
  • Cutting cost: What are you doing to decide between reduced hours vs. pay cuts? [min 38:20]
  • Can employee refuse a pay/salary cut? [min 40:58]
  • PTO donation and extended leave. [min 46:04]
  • Have any of you had employees contract Covid-19 and what are you doing about it? [min 48:46]


This episode was produced by the following GBA Members: