Survive & Thrive: The office is dead, long live the office!
03 Mar 2021
The office is dead, long live the office!
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges for businesses, which is why Sussex Innovation in collaboration with Gatwick Dimond Business are running monthly webinars, focusing on areas of growth and opportunity during these uncertain times.
Is the office a relic of the pre-pandemic world or will workers be eager to return when lockdown lifts?
The pandemic kicked the majority of us out of our offices and into cramped bedrooms and cluttered dining tables as we hunkered down and waited for things to go back to normal. Working from home created challenges but also brought about new opportunities. Almost a year later, it is clear that people's mindsets towards where we work and how we work have changed dramatically.
This webinar will explore what returning to the office might look like in a post-pandemic world, how office space will have to adapt to people's changing needs, what we've gained from remote working and what we've missed out on. All attendees will receive an exclusive first look at our accompanying whitepaper the findings of which will be discussed by our panel.
Hear from our expert panel:
Working with small and medium businesses to provide independent, expert HR advice and support for all HR procedures including recruitment, employment contracts, performance in the workplace, staff development, redundancy and organisational restructure. Supporting clients to ensure they fulfil their legal responsibilities and protect their business interests.
Prof. Tomas Ormerod: Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex
Tom is currently leading the Applied Behavioural Science theme in the School of Psychology, an initiative to provide psychological services based on School research to non-academic users. Tom joined Sussex as Head of School in August 2014, after nearly 20 years at Lancaster University and a brief sojourn at the University of Surrey. He finished his term as Head of School in July 2019, and is now focussing on teaching and research in cognitive, social and forensic psychology.
12.50pm - Grab some lunch and settle down!
1.00pm - Welcome
1.05pm - Introductions
1.15pm - Panel discussion
1.50pm - Audience Q&A.
2.00pm - Goodbyes.
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This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the ERDF.
Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation and businesses, create jobs and regenerate local communities. Read further information here.