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Competencies needed in times of change

Friday, 17 April 2020

Our response to COVID-19

Our company has a number of subject matter experts who are always willing to share their knowledge and experience– especially during this lockdown period. Thank you to Veronica Valderrama, our VP: HR in Peru, who recently participated in the senior management digital meeting organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Business and Economics (CAENE) in Peru. Aimed at youth leaders, the meeting focused on the economy and Vero spoke about the competencies professionals need at this time. Here are some of the highlights of her talk:

Veronica encouraged participants to try to take advantage of this time, emphasizing the importance of thinking beyond the present and adapting to future changes that the Covid-19 crisis will bring.

Some of the skills that Veronica believe is necessary during this time of crisis are:

Vero ended her virtual talk mentioning how important it is to live consciously, a philosophy that we have also been teaching at Gold Fields in Peru through our Mindfulness programme. "Moments of crisis are opportunities to bring out the best in us and to be open to learnings from difficult situations,” she said.

Watch the full CAENE meeting (only available in Spanish). Click here

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