Reflections: US Coronavirus Crisis Management--Learning from Failure Donald Trump and More, January-April, 2020

Journal of Change Management 2020

32 Pages Posted: 13 May 2020

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Philip Mirvis

Babson College - Lewis Institute

Date Written: May 12, 2020

Abstract

This article, drawing from news accounts, examines US coronavirus crisis management from January through April, 2020. Focused on the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, it looks at failings with regard to: 1) early warning signals, 2) pandemic preparation, 3) virus testing, 4) crisis coordination, 5) communication, and 6) systemic challenges. These failings are considered through the lenses of crisis prevention, change management, and high reliability organization. Recommendations are advanced on how to prepare for and respond to future crises and pandemics

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, crisis management, change management, high reliability organization, Trump administration, learning from failure

Suggested Citation

Mirvis, Philip, Reflections: US Coronavirus Crisis Management--Learning from Failure Donald Trump and More, January-April, 2020 (May 12, 2020). Journal of Change Management 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3599501 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3599501

Philip Mirvis (Contact Author)

Babson College - Lewis Institute ( email )

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Santa Fe, NM NM 87506
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