For the first time in many months, we can sense genuine optimism among friends and colleagues that the UK’s economic recovery from Coronavirus is well underway.
Although it will take many months for the economy to return to pre-pandemic levels, the International Monetary Fund has upgraded both its UK and global forecasts compared with its projection in January.
As the vaccination effort continues apace and more people return to shops and workplaces, the latest IoD research makes for fascinating reading.
Our survey of around 600 business leaders found that most organisations plan to adopt hybrid working - even after restrictions ease.
Like many directors, you might still be adjusting to the changing restrictions and working with employees to find the most beneficial working arrangements.
The flexibility of hybrid working is good news for inclusivity, but challenges remain around sustaining employee morale and the use of unreliable and insecure home internet connections.
Read more here.
As the time when we can return to face-to-face events draws nearer, for now we are continuing with our wide-ranging programme of online events. The upside, of course, is that you can join an IoD event anywhere in the country.
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Don’t forget our IoD South West ‘Coffee with the Chair’ held the first Tuesday of every month. Great conversations and a fantastic opportunity to engage with your Director Community.
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Flyer from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to businesses about actions they need to take from 1 January 2021
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