09.30 Welcome Remarks & Explanation of Key Features of the Digital Platform from Management Today
Adam Gale, Editor, Management Today
Challenges When Leading a Hybrid Workplace
09:35 The Future of Work & Evolving Leadership Competencies
- Leaders have previously been hailed for being strong, stable, capable, driven and often risk-adverse, however the recent pandemic has turned everything on its head. What traits and characteristics do leaders need to show when the pace of change is so immediate?
- What skills are required for the future CEO beyond being functionally competent?
- How can managers work with HR to evolve and implement the best flexible working policy that will work for the business?
- How can you effectively communicate to a hybrid workforce to gain the best results and competitive advantage over your competition?
Professor Gareth Jones, Founding Partner, Creative Management Associates
10:00 The Management Today Lesson Sharing Interview: How I'm changing as a leader in 2021
- What challenges have you encountered since the workforce locked down and what steps are you taking to return to some kind of normality?
- Has your personal leadership style evolved since the start of the pandemic? If so, how?
- How have you adapted your business during the recent crisis?
Adam Gale, Editor,
Interviewee: Kevin Ellis, Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC
10:30 Face to Face vs. Facetime Case Studies
Hear three case studies on how to engage, manage and deliver to your employees and clients through a digital conversation. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the three speakers.
|Case Study 1|
Together But Apart: Where's the laughter if we aren't together?
Catherine Allen, HR Director, Ella's Kitchen
|Case Study 2|
One to One: Building Trust with Your Direct Reports in a Hybrid Environment
Neil Morrison BSc (Hons), Chartered FCIPD, HR Director, Severn Trent
|Case Study 3|
Replacing the External Face-to-Face: How do you and your team build and develop client relationships when you can’t meet people in person?
11:35 The Management Today Interview: What can Today’s Businesses Learn from an Early Pioneer of Flexible Working?
- How can you maximise the output of your employees and increase productivity in a flexible working environment?
- What are the key lessons learnt from your time establishing and developing a flexible workforce?
- How to embed a sense of belonging with a remote or hybrid workforce?
Sarah Ellis, co-founder,
Interviewee: Dame Stephanie Shirley
12:00 Lunch Break & Opportunity for Networking with other Attendees
Where Challenge Meets Oppotunity
1:00 Managing Mental Health: How Can You Manage the Covid-19 Impacts on Mental Health & Make Mental Fitness A Priority?
Managers may find they are dealing with a burgeoning mental health crisis - the results of lockdown, health and financial worries, grief and a lack of social activity.
- How do you make sure staff are getting the support they need during this time of crisis?
- What are the signs that employees are battling burn-out and how can you best deal with this if suffering staff are working remotely?
- How can new ways of working alleviate stress and provide a better balance for your employees?
Paul Farmer, CEO,
Shira Johnson, Organisational Development Director, HS2
Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Head of Culture & Wellbeing, Mental Health First Aid England
Oppotunities When Embracing and Developing a Hybrid Workforce
1:45 The Hybrid Workplace: the Best of Both Worlds
Hear two case studies on how to embrace the opportunities of a hybrid workplace.. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the two speakers.
|Case Study 1|
Opportunity knocks: How do we motivate and inspire a hybrid workforce?
Hybrid working could mean a shift to an output perspective - managers looking at results rather than hours spent at your desk. The new ways of working could change where people choose to live and how they spend their free time.
This session will cover:
|Case Study 2|
Expecting the unexpected: How to keep your business agile during uncertain times
This final session will explore:
Paul Patterson, Head of Sales and Country Leadership, Fujitsu UK
2:35 Busting the myth of the great office return
Even before the covid-19 pandemic began, the large global technology companies have paved the way for hybrid working. Not just because of the tools they have created that can be used across business, but also in the way they work themselves.
- How has a global tech corporation responded to the pandemic and how has this changed their working patterns?
- What does this mean for employees?
- Going forward, how do they see this evolving and what does this mean for the future of the office?
Dara Nasr, Managing Director, Twitter
3:05 Closing remarks
3:10 End of conference
*Agenda subject to change