This article was written by Andrés Tapia and Kevin Cashman, and posted on KornFerry.com.
Andrés Tapia is a senior client partner and global solutions leader in Korn Ferry’s Workforce Performance, Inclusion and Diversity Practice. Kevin Cashman is a senior client partner in the CEO and Executive Development practice.
It was another Monday morning at Zeenu, a startup in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Tired workers returning from the weekend gulping coffee. Talk of the Giants football team eking out a victory. As normal as you get.
Except of course, it wasn’t a normal morning. In the same neighborhood, a bomb stashed inside a dumpster had exploded over the weekend, injuring more than two dozen people and generating a stream of unsettling news accounts. Did Zeenu have a plan of action to help worried employees? Would its managers have any organized response?