Read our new buyer’s guide, Financial Planning Solutions: A Buyer’s Guide.

Get the Guide
After speaking with about 150 CEOs recently, Bush shared that all wanted to discuss how to lead during a time when so many employees are struggling with their mental well-being—a challenge that started with COVID-19 and intensified following the recent acts of violence committed against members of the Black community in the United States.
Coming together on the path to equality

There’s been a major shift in boardrooms lately: The topics of social justice and equality have dominated the discussion, said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work and a Workday board member. Bush had joined Workday Co-Founder and CEO, Aneel Bhusri, and Workday Chief People Officer, Ashley Goldsmith,… Read More

During uncertain times, it’s difficult to forecast specific revenue and expense targets with any degree of accuracy. Businesses must be able to model rapidly changing conditions, and this demands organizational agility. Uncertainty heightens the need for more dynamic business planning based on a range of scenarios rather than traditional quarterly or annual planning cycles.
How CFOs can lead in today’s challenging environment

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses were facing a plethora of social, economic, and technological challenges, as discussed in the first article of this series. Yet change and uncertainty—while sometimes painful—can create new opportunities, as long as people and organizations have the agility to leverage change for the better. This… Read More

Technological advances, ever-increasing customer expectations, and smarter, data-driven decision-making put pressure on finance teams to find new ways to operate with agility. But how do you plan in a way that allows you to respond to such events, from the predictable to the unlikely? The answer begins—and ends—with active planning.
3 steps to help you plan for what’s coming

Throughout the world, businesses of every size are feeling firsthand the impacts of instability. In a time of uncertainty, surviving and thriving comes down to how promptly your business can identify disruptive changes and proactively respond to them. That’s not so easy when your business is mired in static planning—characterized… Read More

Chad Belinfanti is a Workday integration consultant in Atlanta. In this installment of VIBE Voices, he shares the conflict he feels as a Black parent in wanting to shield his children from exposure to violence against Blacks, while also allowing them to participate in the conversation.
The Weight of This Moment as a Black Father

Welcome to VIBE Voices. We created this series to provide a place for conversations around VIBE: valuing inclusion, belonging, and equity for all. We believe these sometimes difficult discussions are more important than ever. In this post, we share the voice of Chad Belinfanti, an integration consultant at Workday who… Read More

At Workday, we’re taking action to examine how we value inclusion, belonging, and equity (VIBE) for all. That includes steps to accelerate progress within our own company, and $10 million in donations we’re making to support social justice causes.
Uniting at Workday for Social Justice

On June 5, thousands of Workday employees from across the world bonded in one of the most remarkable ways I’ve seen since joining our company as chief diversity officer nearly three years ago. The format was a town hall, via Zoom, to discuss social injustice and inequality that negatively affects… Read More

Companies are clearly having a hard time planning. A survey from Gartner of 99 CFOs and finance leaders taken April 14-19 revealed that 42% of CFOs have not incorporated a second wave outbreak of COVID-19 in the financial scenarios they are building for the remainder of 2020, a finding dubbed “surprising,” by Alexander Bant, practice vice president, research, for the Gartner Finance.  Many public companies have also withdrawn guidance due to lack of visibility.
Planning for what’s next in uncertain times

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world, almost overnight, and businesses are having to adjust. The unprecedented nature of the pandemic means no one knows how deep the economic downturn will be, or how long it will last, which makes financial planning for businesses especially difficult. Fitch Ratings’ “Global Economic Outlook”… Read More