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In this insightful video, I give my views on what the new world of work could look like. I discuss issues like policies that are currently being changed or created to accommodate the trends that we are starting to see and I offer advice on how companies can ensure that they are appropriately prepared for the new world of work.
According to our new Accelerating Digital Agility Research, CIOs and IT decision makers (ITDMs) across Europe, The Middle East, Europe and Russia (EMEAR) are looking to maximise investments in digitisation and drive innovation after a difficult year which raised the profile of IT leaders in driving critical workplace innovation.
It’s been proven time and again: diversified businesses do better. McKinsey’s 2020 diversity report shows there’s a robust relationship between diversity at executive level and the likelihood of financial outperformance. There’s no doubt that women make an outstanding contribution to the financial services sector, but global trends indicate the industry’s transformation is slow.
While the importance of mental and physical wellbeing is widely acknowledged, recent events have driven the message home hard. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the link between wellness and productivity due to Working From Home (WFH).
If businesses have learned one thing during the pandemic it is that resilience, rather than being a tactic to respond to crisis, is a discipline cultivated over time. Today, to not have a digital strategy is to not have a strategy. To build resilience at work, organisations need to start thinking about virtual and remote models, provision of tools that enable collaboration from anywhere, and strategies to look after their peoples’ mental health and wellbeing.
It has been just over a year since COVID-19 has hit our shores, and as a small business we are still struggling to find our feet. COVID-19 has introduced new ways of business survival and operations, the 'adapt or die' quote has become a reality and small businesses have had to make crucial changes and learn new skills.
The business case for dealing with mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is absolutely clear. Not only are the workplace costs associated with poor mental health significant, but positive mental health (manifested as employee engagement and other positive mental health states) has been found to play a key role in organisational success.
The effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on employee mental health has been overwhelming. Organisations are realising the deep need to turn their attention and focus on employee wellness, especially during this time of increased separation and decreased human interaction.
For once, the age-old tale that school life was 'much harder back in my day' could not be further from the truth. The class of 2020/2021 are enduring one of the most difficult global events in recent memory, and they are doing so while juggling concerns over grades, exams, and future employment.
Being an entrepreneur is stressful at the best of times, but what happens when unforeseen circumstances (like a pandemic for example) cast its dark shadow of doubt, forcing you to rethink everything about your business and yourself? It’s more important than ever to bring discussions around mental health and wellbeing into the light as we all learn to adapt to a rapidly changing world and an uncertain future.