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IoD East Midlands - Covid-19 Recovery Series - Lets Get Engaged

Tasha MacGilbert 06 Nov 2020
IoD Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. Covid-19 Recovery series – Lets Get Engaged 

Post-pandemic (whenever that is), the world will be a different place in many respects and that certainly applies to the world of business.

Just 8 months ago, less than 5% of the population regularly worked from home. That figure is now 64%.

Remote working, virtual meetings, no commuting time, no face-to-face meetings and a huge drop in social contact has all become the norm in an astonishingly small period of time as the model for how we used to do things has been thrown out of the window.

One fact that will not change is that a highly engaged workforce will deliver better results than a disengaged one (and UK PLC is near the relegation zone of the global productivity league - and that was before Covid-19). Businesses need to move quickly to ensure their people are fully supported and engaged. On a national level, after an initial lift in engagement levels, we are seeing significant declines in employee engagement across all indicators and this is bad news for productivity. 

So, if you want to know what you personally can do to help your business gain competitive advantage and positively impact the bottom line through getting engaged - tune into the second series of three free webinars starting on 18th November 2020 led by our IoD East Midlands Engagement Ambassador, John Jennings FIoD.

John Jennings BSc (Hons), CMICS, MLIA (Dip), FIoD.

Helps business leaders to engage their people, their business and themselves to achieve extraordinary results. He is an employee engagement specialist.


John Jennings is an expert in employee engagement, culture change, governance and leadership style.

John’s career over 35 years in both the public and private sector has seen him hold senior operational and executive board-level roles for a range of highly reputable UK & US businesses. These include Prudential, Egg, Experian and Totemic as well as leading the internationally renowned Curve Theatre’s operations in Leicester.

He lectures and presents on the key competitive advantages that business leaders can gain by placing an employee-centric approach at the heart of business strategy, how to apply key governance principles into the day-to-day workings of any business, regardless of size and complexity, and the impact that individual leadership styles play in achieving great results.

Professional Qualifications and Associations:

In addition to being an accredited coach and trainer, John is a Companion Member of the Institute of Customer Service (CMICS), and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) in April 2016. He is the IoD East Midlands Regional Ambassador for Employee and Business Engagement.

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