Ep. 6 Change, challenge and systemic shock: realigning strategically during and after a systemic shock

In episode 6 of the ‘Just for a Change’ podcast we explore the concept of systemic shock. What happens when a system goes through shock and how do we realign strategically during and after such an event? Covid-19 has shocked our systems on so many levels - healthcare, education, the economy. No individual, institution or system has been left unaffected.

Guest host Khanyisa Oyowe is a current Bertha scholar with a keen interest and years of experience in the public sector. Khanyisa is joined by Bertha Center director Solange Rosa and Community Chest CEO Lorenzo Davids. Both Solange and Lorenzo have vast experience in both the public sector and in the running civil society organisations. What has the pandemic meant for organisations and their strategies? How resilient has the public sector been to the shock of Covid-19 and how do organisations, the public sector and systems in general move forward in the times ahead?

In this episode’s ‘Positive Outlook’ segment Fergus Turner talks to Sean Andrew who works with Forum for the Future, a leading international sustainability non-profit that’s been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future for over 24 years. Sean shares about the work done at Forum for the Future and shares helpful insights into how organisations and governments can adapt in the times we find ourselves in.

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The links you need to know about:

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

Forum for the Future: www.forumforthefuture.org
The Community Chest https://www.comchest.org.za/