Intersections May 2020: The new normal, and the future of working

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May's issue of Intersections brings you:


Do you remember office work? A view from 2022
 

‘There was a lively debate back in 2020 about how the future might look after what was then called the ‘lockdown’. Two years later the population is safer, but the office has changed forever.’ [...]
 

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Life in the new normal: Starting a new role during lockdown

What happens when you start a new job amidst a pandemic? WIG's newest recruits, Hannah Langsford, Leadership Programmes Manager, and Kristiina Kriisa, CRM Data Manager, share their experience of onboarding with a new team digitally and some of the challenges and positives along the way. [...]

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Secondment diaries: Joining a new organisation in a pandemic

This is the first in our series of secondment diaries, following the experience of Antonia Panayotova, a civil servant currently (remotely!) seconded for six months to a small international NGO, Child Rights International Network (CRIN), through WIG’s Charity Next scheme. Antonia joined CRIN in April from the government’s digital, data and technology profession to be their Data & Technology Manager.  

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Future WIG webinars addressing the new normal

Webinar, 3 June 2020: Creating a Culture of Psychological safety with Alexandra Chesterfield, Head of Behavioural Risk at RBS, and Anna Koczwara, Head of Behavioural Science at Natwest Group. Apply now.

Webinar, 25 June 2020: The Economic Landscape after COVID-19 with Mark Gregory, Chief Economist, EY. Reflections on what our future economic framework could look like post COVID-19. Apply now. 

Webinar, 1 July 2020: COVID-19 Sector Updates: The Impact of Medium-Sized Businesses in the UK with Peter Hemington, National Head of M&A, BDO. A perspective on the impact of COVID-19. Apply now. 


A warm welcome to new members

We are delighted to welcome 5 new members to WIG membership: 


WIG's digital offer for members

Whether it's webinars and virtual events, digital roundtables, leadership programmes, development seminars, WIG is here for you, supporting all our members to continue to collaborate and communicate across the sectors, to learn from each other in the new normal. 


What some of our members say about the new normal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP looks at the digital transformation rewriting the workplace. Read more.
  • Atos has put together their vision for rethinking ways of working, and the types of skills that are required for the future human workforce. Read more.
  • Atkins assesses how the lockdown has been the catalyst to new ways of working. Read more.
  • Imperial College Business School gives an overview on COVID-19, and what the future will look like after the Coronavirus. Read more.

You might have missed it

  • Five lessons in digital transformation with Tom Sapsted, WIG Head of Content and Events. Read more.
  • Webinar recording: Britain on the World Stage with Stevie Spring CBE, Chairman, British Council. Read more. 

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