May 11, 2020, Board Converting News

BoardConverting Serving the North American Corrugated and Folding Carton Industries for 36 years May 11, 2020 VOL. 36, NO. 19

The Five Top Strategies Leaders Must Adopt In Times Of Crisis BY SHELLEY ARMATO Entrepreneurs, business owners, and company leaders in the corrugat- ed and folding carton industry – and virtually every other industry – are living in a state of overwhelm right now. The rules of business have changed seemingly overnight, and many are struggling to adapt to the new normal of our current reality.

GLBC Acquires Ideon Packaging

Vancouver, British Columbia based Great Little Box Company (GLBC) has announced the ac- quisition of Richmond, British Columbia based Ideon Packaging. The acquisition of Ideon by GLBC – an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions since 1982 – brings together two independent and local- ly owned businesses with a shared focus on quality, innovation, people and culture. Ideon, a fast-growing leader in custom packaging, had grown to excel and differen- tiate in a competitive landscape. As both or- ganizations enter the second generation of leadership, talks of uniting began in late 2019. Together, GLBC and Ideon will offer a breadth of products, service and customer excellence unlike anything in the North Amer- ican market. Working alongside each other, both groups will unite leadership teams with a focus on furthering innovation, growth and care for their employees and customers. What this means for customers is they can expect the same exceptional quality, service and innovation that has come to distinguish each organization – but with a deeper prod- uct and service offering. For employees of the

The number of decisions business owners and leaders need to make daily is staggering. How do we communicate with customers? What do we do about projects put on hold? How do we keep our em- ployees safe? What kind of infrastructure do we need to support our remote workers? And of course, the biggest decision of all, what steps must we take to ensure our business survives this crisis? Being a business owner or company leader requires you to be nim- ble and ready to react at a moment’s notice. But that doesn’t negate the fact that you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Now more than ever you need to commit to your goals and squash any fears that may be holding you or your company back. The following five strategies will help you through any challenge, stay on track with your goals, and emerge from the crisis victoriously. 1. Be Tenacious As an entrepreneur, business owner, or company leader, you likely made the decision to be tenacious long ago. After all, if you hadn’t, you


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