Hello and welcome to all of our new subscribers! We had such a good response from our last Manifesto, and many asked for our opinion on events and work in the post pandemic world. Some even asked is it worth still being in the events industry!
Are you considering a career in the event industry or even thinking of retraining to a different industry? Read on...
The world has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit it may never go back to how it once was. Is that such a bad thing?
There will be more opportunities to work remotely, flexible working will become a necessity for many companies and evidence has shown that productivity has increased following COVID-19 restriction.
"55% of workers believe that their colleagues are just as, if not more, productive since lockdown."*
Many large companies are already shaping the post pandemic future. Spotify recently announced that they are embracing a Work from Anywhere (WFA) strategy that will allow employees to work from home or in the office whenever they’d like.
“effectiveness can’t be measured by the number of hours people spend in an office,” noting that effectiveness increases when employees are given the freedom to decide where they can work best.
The study follows a BBC survey in August which suggested that 50 of the biggest UK employers had no plans to return all staff to the office full-time in the near future.
“Brittan’s economy staged a faster recovery in the third quarter of the year than was first estimated, after the ending of the first lockdown triggered a rapid return to work.” BBC
The Office for National Statistics said national income or GDP, increased by a record 16% in the three months to the end of September rather than the 15.5% in its first estimate. This leaves the economy 8.6% smaller than the year before, rather than the 9.7% initially estimated. Obviously, this doesn’t count for the recent lockdowns in the UK but we can hope it will be a similar outcome.