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Topic: Culture

The Impact of Covid-19 on Workplace Culture

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Covid-19 has taken a significant toll on many businesses and organisations around the world this year, with many people’s livelihoods, health and happiness affected here in Europe. O.C. Tanner’s recently published 2021 Global Culture Report documents some concerning trends and gives unparalleled insight into just what the impact of Covid-19 has been on workplace culture for European business.

In this special webinar, we’ll be speaking with Gary Beckstrand and Meghan Stettler from the O.C. Tanner Institute as they present on some of the findings in this year’s Global Culture Report, as we look to better understand how this research can help our businesses and organisations to thrive in the future.

We’ll also be joined live by Mara Zavagno, VP of Human Resources for Konecranes, and Thierry Ollivero, Central Europe Talent Management & Development Director for Air Liquide, who will both be on hand to share their experiences from 2020, including the impact Covid-19 has had on their business and their people, as well as what best practices they can share as we plan for 2021. Our panel will also be taking your questions live during the session and look to tackle the issues that are important to you and your business.

Join us to:

•       See some of the latest research from the 2021 Global Culture Report

•       Hear how these findings can be applied into new solutions that you can implement for your business or organisations

•       Engage with our expert panel and get practical advice and fresh new ideas on how we can improve workplace culture in 2021

About the speakers:

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Meghan Stettler, Director, O.C. Tanner Institute

A trusted voice for the O.C. Tanner Institute, most recently via its groundbreaking COVID-19 weekly webinars, Meghan specializes in knitting together key sentiments and perspectives to identify win-win strategies across the table for workplace culture success. As an award-winning journalist, Meghan has addressed over one million viewers, crafting compelling stories and programs for Al Jazeera in Qatar, News 12 New York, Network News Service, and PBS-KCET in Los Angeles. She has also led and captured hundreds of consumer brand experiences to build dozens of “real people” advertising campaigns for giants such as ESPN, Apple, Gap, and Advil. 

Prior to joining O.C. Tanner, she served as the lead energy diplomat for the State of Utah, forging partnerships with countries and companies in the Middle East, the Americas, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific regions. She holds an MA from the University of Southern California, a dual BFA from Brigham Young University, and executive certificates in global business from New York University and Salt Lake Community College.

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Gary Beckstrand, Vice President, O.C. Tanner Institute

Gary is a Vice President of O.C. Tanner, and author of Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness. With nearly 30 years of research, business development, and leadership experience, Gary has seen what works (and what doesn’t) in top companies around the globe. Gary has spoken to tens of thousands of business leaders at conferences and companies all over the world. His expertise has been sought by numerous Fortune 100 companies, and has been featured frequently on,, and Forbes. Gary has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Mara Zavagno, VP of Human Resources, Konecranes

Mara Zavagno is Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and VP of Human Resources for Konecranes. She has 23 years experiences in Human Resources in multinational companies, with broad competencies in operational and Business Partnership HR, supporting cultural change, as well as Diversity and Inclusion. She’s also a Member of the Board of Trustees for ISD Dusseldorf. Mara has a degree in Political Science and is a Master in Business Coach and Executive Leadership training for Board Members. She is a prominent speaker on Diversity and Inclusion, and has participated in ELA International, HRD Podcast in LinkedIn, Strategy Insights and many others.  

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Thierry Ollivero, Central Europe Talent Management & Development Director, Air Liquide

Thierry Ollivero is Central Europe Talent Management & Development Director for Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. In his role, he leads the actions to build an agile, effective and competitive organization in which all employees can be the best version of themselves. Prior to joining the HR world, Thierry spent close to 10 years in different positions linked to procurement, business strategy, marketing and business development within Air Liquide in France, Austria and Germany. Thierry has an Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master of International Economic Policy degree from SciencesPo Paris.

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