Coronavirus

Covid-19 and the hazards of experts

06 Oct 2020 | Rod Collins

Rather than simply a public health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic is a social system crisis that demands solutions based on the evidence of data, rather than simplistic responses based on the opinions of experts.

Returning to work: what do employees actually want?

21 Sep 2020 | Nicola Hunt

What are offices going to look like in a post-pandemic world? How can they become safe and productive spaces?

Managing the new era of flexible working

10 Sep 2020 | Fred Krieger

In the post-Covid era of flexible work, physical and remote workspaces will coexist. But the question is: how can this fragmented set-up be effectively managed?

Make your people part of the solution, even virtually

07 Sep 2020 | Matthew Handley

This year has presented companies with a series of seemingly insurmountable problems. But those that find ways to engage their employees in the design of solutions are likely to rise above the adversity.

Weíre in a crisis! Why canít we all just get along?

19 Aug 2020 | David Livermore

Even faced by a global pandemic, we don't seem able to bridge our tribal divides and leverage our differences to find solutions, rather than using them to further destroy us.

Can employers demand staff take a COVID-19 test?

18 Aug 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Could a compulsory Covid-19 test become part of our regular working routine? In this Q&A, we ask two UK lawyers about the complex legal issues employers need to consider.

Boost morale with a virtual event

27 Jul 2020 | Craig Bulow

Even if summer away-days and team-building events are off the agenda for the moment, there are still ways you can boost your teamís wellbeing and morale with in-person events that you can do remotely.

That furloughed feeling

16 Jul 2020 | Rhys Moon

Understanding how furloughed employees feel about the situation they're in gives an insight into what employers and managers can do to help individuals and the organisation as a whole.

Beyond the disruption of COVID-19

14 Jul 2020 | Tim Hood

For businesses that are reliant on manual processes that require people and paper to be physically together in one space, the COVID-19 pandemic is posing some fundamental challenges.

Be prepared: planning for a return to the workplace

11 Jun 2020 | Joanna Strahan

Businesses can't simply re-open after the lockdown as if nothing has happened. Planning is the key to managing the back to work transition, and those plans need to address a number of fundamental questions.

Seven ways leaders can prepare for post-pandemic times

09 Jun 2020 | Manfred Kets De Vries

Only by avoiding knee-jerk reactions will organisations emerge from the coronavirus pandemic re-energised and prepared to face the future.

6 out 10 worry about returning to work

05 Jun 2020 | Nicola Hunt

As many as six out of 10 employees in the UK who are now working from home are nervous about the prospect of having to go back to their usual workplace after the lockdown is lifted, a new survey has found.

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.