Sarah Griswold is vice president of financial planning and analytics at Kindred at Home, a Workday customer that provides in-home healthcare and more. Cloud Wars founder Bob Evans talked with Sarah about her experience leading a team through the disruptions of a pandemic, the intricacies of planning in today’s tumultuous world, and how Adaptive Insights helps her and her team be proactive, look ahead, and anticipate what the business and its clients will need in the future.
The Big Themes:
- Embracing opportunities created through change: The pandemic obviously disrupted how Sarah and her team collaborated with each other and with other parts of the business. Sarah says that it gave the finance team opportunities to think differently and learn new skills.
- The new roles of modern finance leaders: rather than always responding to events, end-of-quarter requests, emails, etc. Sarah says that she is looking to unearth insights and action items in a proactive way, to help make the whole business better.
- AI’s impact on planning and budgets: KAH has more than 40,000 associates and lots of physical locations, so using AI to analyze large amounts of data from lots of different sources in Adaptive Insights has been a game-changer.
The Big Quote: “There’s not a one size fits all approach. And you really need to have a discussion with your entire team to understand what works for them, what motivates them—and really, you know, how can you help me be productive during these uncertain times?”
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