EXECUTIVE FORUM REPORT

Fostering Belonging Through Election Uncertainty

On October 16th, PowerToFly gathered over twenty leaders from Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups, along with featured speaker Kelly Wallace and members of the PowerToFly leadership team to discuss how to manage election anxieties and uncertainties with our organizations and teams. Complete this brief registration form to access the comprehensive report of the Executive Forum including polling results and actionable next steps.

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A Look at the Executive Forum

As business leaders and people managers, the last thing we want to deal with is uncertainty and elections, by their nature, breed uncertainty. At the same time, the anxiety created by this uncertainty is very real and as leaders, we need to understand and address our teams concerns through a combination of empathy and active listening.

As part of this Executive Forum, attendees shared ways to foster empathy, understanding, and sensitivity on your teams through identifying the unknowns that are in front of us in regards to this polarizing election.

While this Executive Forum focused on election anxieties, many of the takeaways and learnings can be used in any scenario where the “unknowns” outway the “knowns”. Kicking off the conversation was Kelly Wallace, Managing Director, TrailRunner International. Kelly is an award-winning journalist and communications leader, bringing more than 20 years of media and communications experience to TrailRunner International and its clients. Kelly’s deep media experience includes serving as a network television news correspondent, covering The White House, the Middle East, and political campaigns for CNN; national news for CBS; and the State Department for Fox News Channel.

Topics Covered Include

  • How organizations are preparing for the election
  • A synopsis of Kelly Wallace’s historical perspective and suggested framework
  • An overview of PowerToFly Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist Sienna
  • Brown’s presentation on Election Stress Disorder and ways to address it
  • Ways to deal with election stress at work and home
  • How to stay productive but sensitive
  • Employee and company social media during an election
  • And much more!

Did you know that...

53%

Of executives in attendance are actively encouraging their employees to vote while 41% are encouraging their teams to also participate in other ways such as being a poll worker

47%

Of executives in attendance are planning on letting employees take the day after the election off if they need it

64%

of represented companies will offer some kind of mental health support post-election

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