Podcast: Planning a safe return to work with Pandemic Navigator

Using prediction to navigate the return to work

This podcast was originally published by Mercer on August 4, 2020.

The New Shape of Work Podcast is a series that addresses the challenges and uncertainty brought by the coronavirus and how to transition to a more agile workforce for the future.

This podcast is a conversation between Kate Bravery, Mercer Global Advisory Solutions & Insights Leader, and Ethan Murray, Oliver Wyman Digital Partner, covering:

  • How forecasting models and scenario analysis can provide insights for better management of health and economy during uncertain times.

  • How the Pandemic Navigator™ can support business decisions by providing robust and accurate forecasts for the evolution of the pandemic for the next 3 to 6 to weeks as well as macro-economic forecasts, industry-specific revenues and costs under a number of plausible epidemic scenarios until medical breakthroughs or vaccination emerges in mass scale.

  • How to more efficiently manage contact tracing and connect it into business processes and decision-making.

  • How the data and tools can support the employee experience by providing information about the current and forecasted COVID-19 spread information across 90+ countries, often down to a county.