While often out of the spotlight, hundreds of Microsoft Dynamics professionals in Ukraine have worked for years with customers and partners around the world. Like the rest of their country, they saw their lives upended by the Russian invasion in February with some fleeing the country and others heading to bunkers or into military service.

To understand more about the current situation for Ukrainians in the Dynamics community, we asked the leaders of three partner organizations to tell us about how their Ukrainian employees are doing today. Volodymyr Svyrydenko, CEO of OntargIT, Charlotte McCormick president of ArganoArbela, and Thomas Ajspur, CEO of Enavate, share their experiences managing from abroad and, in the case of Volodymyr, returning to Ukraine as the war continued. They discuss the need to understand the trauma their employees were experiencing, the logistics of working amid the upheaval, and the need to come together as a community.

Our guests' firms and others have banded together to raise money for the Dynamics community. You can donate to support them at: https://dynamicsukraine.org/

Show Notes:

  • 2:45 - The latest conditions for Ukrainians at our guests' organizations
  • 6:30 - Helping relocate some employees and support others who have stayed
  • 8:30 - The challenges of leading in a wartime situation\
  • 11:00 - What support to their Ukrainian workers need?
  • 12:30 - How partners are coming together to help each other with work and logistics
  • 15:00 - Estimating how many people are impacted in the Dynamics community overall
  • 17:00 - Expectations for the future: Rebuilding and beyond
  • 20:00 - How to help - https://dynamicsukraine.org

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