Board Considerations for Reopening Business

In brief: Calls to reopen the US economy continue to grow, leading some states to lift stay-at-home restrictions. Senior management and boards will now have to decide when, where, and how to reopen their companies. Beyond the challenges of adapting to what the new norms of business may be, companies will need to find a way to reconcile the protection of individuals' physical health with the company's financial health and the broader economy. This brief helps boards think through these considerations with their senior management when determining when and how to reopen safely.

This resource can help your board to

  • think through the process of reopening the business
  • understand and weigh the risks of reopening
  • shape a reopening strategy and communications plan

Most relevant audiences: board and committee leaders as well as management-level crisis teams