Return to the office: excitement or anxiety?

11am Thursday 13 May 2021

 

When Covid-19 restrictions finally lift this summer, the return to the office will be exciting for most organisations. But on a personal level, it may be an unsettling time for individuals. Some will be anxious about whether the workplace is safe, about commuting and socialising again, or losing newly found flexibility. How you communicate your return to the office strategy will therefore have a major impact on how engaged your people are with ensuring its success.

In this webinar, our panel of workplace experts explore the role good communication can play in the success of return to the office strategies to support employee wellbeing, health and safety and community building.

Panellists

Cathy Hayward

Founder & Chairman
Magenta Associates

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Rachel Houghton

Managing Director
Business Moves Group

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Lizzie Neave

Group Marketing & Communications Director
Churchill Group

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Andrew Mawson

Founder
Advanced Workplace Associates

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Speaker Bios

Cathy Hayward

Cathy is a communications specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in a range of journalistic, publishing and marketing roles. She set up Magenta in 2011 following a career in B2B journalism which included founding and editing FM World, now Facilitate magazine, and writing for titles as diverse as Marketing Week, Charity Finance, Soccer Analyst, Financial Management, Director, Supply Management and Unions Today. She is chairman of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management’s London region and head of the CoreNet UK Chapter’s events committee.

Rachel Houghton

Rachel is Managing Director of Business Moves Group. Her areas of expertise include workplace change and relocation, leading behavioural transformation and driving a positive culture. Focusing on complex logistics and delivery, Business Moves Group is currently supporting its clients in developing and implementing cutting-edge workplace experiences for when the time comes to return to the office.

Lizzie Neave

Lizzie is an experienced board level marketer, responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of comprehensive brand, marketing, communications and public relations strategies that enhance an organisation’s position in the marketplace. She joined Churchill Group in 2018 from Mitie and is responsible for the image, reputation and awareness across the full suite of Churchill’s group of brands. She provides direction and leadership to the marketing team as well as working alongside the Group HR Director to drive and shape the overall people strategy enabling a holistic approach to internal marketing and engagement.

Andrew Mawson

Andrew Mawson is the leader of global workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) and founder of Workplace Week. From a general management career in the IT industry, his unrelenting curiosity for the transition to new models of work led to the founding of AWA in 1992. Since then, he has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations on their journey to explore and implement new forms of working and workplace.