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The Future of Remote Working with The Financial Times – Session Report

April 04, 2020

In April 2020, members of the Digital Leadership Forum met over Zoom to discuss The Future of Remote Working with The Financial Times.

Representatives from leading organisations including Unilever, Dell Technologies, Lloyds Banking Group, GSK, Pfizer, BAE Systems, BT, LV=, Octopus Investments, BDO, BPP, Refinitiv, Chaucer Group, SGS and many more gained insights into the challenges and opportunities that remote working presents to UK businesses.

Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor at the Financial Times began the session by discussing the practical challenges and technological capabilities employees are facing due to the enforced shift to remote working, such as sourcing equipment for employees to work from home.

He then discussed the effects of enforced home working alongside the importance of maintaining the mental health and motivation of teams, and how the use of technology can support employees in their work/life balance.

Other key themes explored, were recognising which elements of remote working could benefit businesses going forward, how the shift to digital working could accelerate the emergence of new business models for UK businesses and how to become a more productive remote worker.

Watch the presentation below: