Coronavirus

Getting back to the office after lockdown

03 Jun 2020 | Andrew Parker

How should organisations transition teams back to the office once lockdown measures are eased? Here's how one employer is approaching a return to the Ďnew normal?and the factors that need to be considered.

Remote working in the post-pandemic world

26 May 2020 | Jan Schwarz

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, many businesses will have to decide if, when and how they will bring employees back to the office, or whether they will keep encouraging staff to work from home.

Staying afloat: The Evergreen Agency

22 May 2020 | Nicola Hunt

How are small businesses surviving the pandemic, the lockdown and working from home? Over the next few weeks, weíll be finding out how companies in different sectors are coping.

Pivots, pirouettes and silver linings

19 May 2020 | Nicola Hunt

How have companies whose business models were made obsolete overnight managed to ride out the coronavirus storm?

Will employment litigation derail recovery?

15 May 2020 | Alan Jenkins

Itís all very well governments wanting to get people back to work. But if employers risk litigation or prosecution if staff contract COVID-19, many will conclude that it simply isnít worth the risk of re-opening.

The importance of purpose in motivating your people

13 May 2020 | Marybeth Belka

One of the biggest lessons from the coronavirus pandemic has been that incredible feats can be accomplished when leaders share a sense of purpose.

Mental wellbeing for leaders and managers

06 May 2020 | Christine Macdonald

Working in a leadership or management role can be trying at the best of times. But in the uncertain period we find ourselves in at present, the pressures can sometimes seem overwhelming.

The great COVID divide

04 May 2020 | Nicola Hunt

As the COVID lockdown continues, a new UK survey finds a-near equal split between positive and negative employee emotions, but with big rises in anxiety and stress and growing fears about finances.

What will life be like after the pandemic?

29 Apr 2020 | Manfred Kets De Vries

What is the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic going to look like? Will we go back to normal? Will we even want to? Or will the crisis invite us to rethink our future?

Employee wellness falling by the wayside

28 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Most businesses are failing to look after employee wellness while they work from home during the coronavirus lockdown, according to new research.

Home workers struggle with isolation

23 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

A sense of isolation caused by a the loss of interaction with work colleagues is one of the biggest issues people are having to deal with whilst working from home.

The aches and pains of homeworking

23 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Half of those now working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are experiencing physical pain due to poor home office set-ups, a new survey has found.

How to thrive while working from home

22 Apr 2020 | Tony Anticole

Despite its many benefits, many of us are also discovering the downsides of remote working and being physically distant from colleagues.

Homeworking feels good - and people don't want it to stop

20 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Almost seven in ten workers feel they are either more productive or equally productive working from home, but many fear that their employers will probably want to return to the status quo once the pandemic is over.

Five reasons remote teams fail

20 Apr 2020 | Wayne Turmel

Many managers are now discovering that leading a remote team isnít that different to leading a co-located one. But they do have to re-think how they do certain things. Here are five ways you can get that wrong.

Working from home exposes cyber security flaws

17 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

The mass move to working from home has exposed gaping holes in companies' cyber security risk management, new research has warned.

Mission first, people always

15 Apr 2020 | Gary Burnison

During this crisis, it is people who will be the ultimate differentiator. And leading means meeting people where they are, because that's the only way to convert self-interest to shared interest.

How do you manage distributed workers?

14 Apr 2020 | Rod Collins

As many managers are now discovering, traditional management isnít designed for a remote workforce. Instead, we need to make a rapid shift from centralized command-and-control structures into highly adaptive distributed networks.

Scenario planning: the time is now

06 Apr 2020 | James M. Kerr

As business leaders try to figure out how to stay afloat, it's important not to confuse scenario planning with business continuity planning. The two are not the same.

Leveraging the gift of crisis

03 Apr 2020 | Christos Tsolkas

The unforeseen arrival of the coronavirus means that all the rules of business have suddenly changed. Preparing for eventualities that were once unthinkable demands radical innovation - and in that sense, at least, a crisis can be a gift.