With people around the world being urged to socially distance themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has fast become a new normal. How can employers bring their staff together (virtually) during this turbulent time, and what are the key challenges remote workers face?
Jennifer Elias is the director of people and partnerships at Bandcamp, where she works on organizational development, community connections, and in-person events with artists and labels. Among other roles, she has previously worked with Planned Parenthood and co-founded SmartsCo, which creates games and guides on food, wine, and travel.
Vipula Gandhi is a managing partner at Gallup and a member of Gallup’s Global Management Committee. She leads the organisation’s business strategy, performance, and teams for financial services, professional services, and the healthcare industries. Her work helps people reach their full potential and equips them with world-class organisational practices.
Jo Peters spent 20 years in international agencies working for brands such as Nike and Playstation. Having set up her trend consultancy, Jo volunteered with Samaritans. In 2020, she trained as a coach with the Co-Active Training Institute, helping clients make positive changes in their professional and personal lives. Jo recently studied with Climate Change Coaches, partnering with those wanting to take action on this vital systemic issue. Together with writing on consumer trends and design, Jo loves the big outdoors, from the beach in Shoreham-by-Sea where she lives to MTB on the South Downs.
Companies may strive to be at the forefront of office space innovation by introducing ping-pong tables or nap pods, but employees appreciate something a lot more functional. How can AI, VR, and wearables be harnessed in the service of a happier, more productive workforce?
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the nature of daily life, from postponing major events and shutting down entire industries to restricting the movement of billions worldwide. Canvas8 spoke to 19 people to understand how they’re coping with and adapting to these changes.
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging people's preconceived notions about a number of things, including working from home. According to research, people across the globe who’ve been forced to WFH are working longer hours than before, dispelling myths that being in an office fuels productivity.
HR departments were once the middlemen in companies – they found the talent, trained them up, and gave them a way to communicate complaints. But their role is no longer about managing processes, it’s about building connections between people and empowering them to do their best work.