Navigating Business Interruption: Why Change is Necessary

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Program produced by XPX Chicago.

Navigating Business Interruption:

Why Change is Necessary

This discussion entails how business interruption, whether caused due to a global pandemic or your own company crisis, can be viewed from three different yet connected angles: Leading with Resiliency, Innovation out of Change, and Culture of Employee Engagement. Reflecting on ideas and practices on an organization’s current and future foundations, especially its people— we will take a deeper look into the challenges and strategies on best navigating business interruption through the lens of how unexpected change can be the necessary component to an organization’s innovation and growth. We also discuss the shift in prioritization for many businesses as they strive to bring their employees back— more productive, engaged, and with a higher morale than before. In consideration of these ideas and practices, it should help inform leaders on options and opportunities for stabilization and growth. 

Meet our Speakers:

Cindy DeMarco, Manager of Strategic Consulting Services – Insperity


Cindy DeMarco has over 25 years of leadership and consulting experience in banking, non-profit, construction, legal, education and technology. As a CEO for almost 10 years, she built an e-learning company from the ground up. She’s held leadership positions in Human Resources, Operations and served as a Dean of Business. Her diverse background developed her acumen on the role talent plays in building a strong culture and delivering business performance. With business strategy and organizational communication expertise, sudden business changes are her strong suit. Cindy currently leads a team of consultants with Insperity. She has a doctorate from The George Washington University.

Ammara Abedi, Project Manager, Research and Analysis – Insperity


Ammara Abedi is an Organizational Psychologist, who has helped various government and private sector agencies, including Houston and Chicago Police Departments, Habitat for Humanity with their organizational development needs. Ammara is also a certified learning and leadership development professional, who was brought on to coach and develop hi-potential leaders at Shell Oil. Ammara’s career with Insperity began in 2018 as a Training and Coaching consultant for Insperity’s sales teams across the country. A year later, Ammara was promoted and brought on to the Thought Leadership team to partner with the Innovation and Development team within Marketing and Business Development division of Insperity.

Viewer note: Please pardon a few portions of this recording where video and audio are out of sync. We hope you’ll still enjoy the content!

Updated: October 19th, 2020

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