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.
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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?
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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”.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Gareth Streeter, Fourteen Forty
Businesses – big and small – have played a leadership role in responding to the current crisis. It’s time their contribution was recognised.
The coronavirus has forever changed the way we do business. How many times have you read that in the last few weeks?
Read More “Recognising business heroes”
In 1973 Stanford Professor Mark Granovetter’s “the strength of weak ties” argued that weak links, between people with different opinions, help new and unfamiliar ideas spread.
Read More “Weak Links #7: free speech, silence, corporate citizenship, diversity”
By Jess McAree, Head of Editorial Compliance, Telegraph Media Group, and independent PR and communications consultant
The man who deals with complaints about editorial content at the Telegraph Media Group makes a robust defence of freedom of speech
“(S)he shouldn’t be allowed to say that. It’s disgraceful.”
Admit it: you’ve privately thought it, or perhaps said it. You may even have written the letter to the Editor, or to my counterparts who deals with complaints on other newspapers. Perhaps you’ve gone further, and taken active steps to stop the person saying it – whatever ‘it’ is.
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By Amy Watt, founder, Megawatt Coaching
As we settle into self-isolation, silence is likely to become a bigger part of our lives. A little understood virtue in communications, those who harness its power are often on the front foot in their careers and their counsel.
Ever found yourself in a one-sided conversation about a project, with little chance to speak or ask a question? If so, you’re not alone. We comms people are often in overdrive, with many meetings, tasks and priorities.
Read More “Silence is golden in an age of sharing”