Today the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the Government’s Spending Review, to allocate spending across departments and projects.
Usually a spending review covers five years. Today’s covered just next year, a sign of the C19 disruption to the government’s plans and finances.
Read More “The even more Spending Review”
How should business rebuild post Cover-19?
The first anniversary of Covid-19 in the UK is drawing close. Businesses have done what they can to survive and now must plan how to bounce back.
But how should firms communicate around these challenges? Is remote working here to stay? How should responsible firms behave?
Read More “Weak Links #9: time to bounce back”
By Sandra Macleod, Group CEO, Echo Research and Britain’s Most Admired Companies
COVID-19 forced itself on an unsuspecting world with tragic consequences. As global leaders in research on reputation and the drivers of behaviour, we sought to assess the pandemic’s impact on trust and reputation among business leaders and the general public.
Read More “Behaving your way to a more responsible corporate culture”
By Sam Dumitriu, research director, The Entrepreneurs Network
Is remote work a temporary adaptation or will it become the ‘new normal’?
In a recent report, Dr Matt Clancy, an economist specialising in innovation at Iowa State University, argues convincingly that it will be the latter.
Read More “Is remote work the new normal?”
By Paul Farrow, consultant and coach, Benjamin Ball Associates
What does the reverse back to lockdown mean for marketing and communications? And what does it mean for your business messages?
Read More “Rethinking your business messages? Start here”
By Guy Corbet, Fourteen Forty
Worlds away, back in March, “it’s on all of us” is how the then-rookie chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out the challenges ahead. “We want to look back on this time and remember how, in the face of a generation-defining moment, we undertook a collective national effort – and we stood together. It’s on all of us”.
Read More ““It’s on all of us.” Three things responsible firms do”
Every recovery starts with a single step
Time to start rebuilding
Until now, many businesses have focused on survival in the face of the unknown. But the time has come to start rebuilding and looking to a better future.
Read More “Weak Links #8: now for the recovery”
By Rebecca Walker, executive coach
Stop seeking the answers and start asking the right questions
As eyes cautiously turn towards a new working normality, many of us are experiencing an inflection point in our working lives. Work’s demanding something different from us all. Everything we know is being challenged and we’re making decisions at an accelerated pace that could have long-lasting implications.
Read More “Leading through uncertainty”
By Guy Corbet, Fourteen Forty
Survival has been the name of the game, but it is not an end game.
For many firms, the main focus so far has been to batten down the hatches in the face of rising uncertainty.
It is time to start rebuilding. Gradually, the economy will start to splutter back into life. We will be at the foot of a tall mountain.
Read More “Six steps to prepare for the recovery”
By Diane Banks, CEO of literary, broadcast and speaking agency Northbank Talent Management
Many of us have read about the $17bn which, pre-C19, Netflix had allocated to spend on content this year, projected to rise to $26bn by 2028 (source: Variety).
They were not alone. Disney allocated $2.5bn to launch Disney. Apple $6 billion for Apple TV+ in its first year. AT&T more than $2bn for its forthcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Comcast’s NBCUniversal set aside $2 billion to fund the first two years of its new streaming service, Peacock.
Read More “Is the content bubble about to burst?”