In the final episode of the Twenty lessons series, we speak with Garima Thakur, a senior finance executive with Ingram Micro - the world's largest distributor of computer and technology products. Thakur believes that leaders should continue to develop new ways of working, catalysed by the pandemic. Hand-in-hand with new working models, is the need for improved management and engagement, says Thakur. Agility remains a key theme across the Twenty lessons series, and Thakur reiterates the critical role it played in finance departments during the pandemic, and how it should be cultivated going forward.
As some organisations look to get people back in the office, Gladys Wojda, VP finance at Delivery Hero, urges leaders to step back and reflect on the significant advantages that have accompanied hybrid working. Wojda says her biggest takeaway from the last year has been, what she calls "success models" i.e. the things which have worked exceptionally well. She goes on to share her perspective on some of the key areas, including agility, tech and the future of work.