Successful vaccine rollouts may signal a return to offices in 2021, but given the pandemic’s drastic impact on people’s values and attitudes, what will they expect from employers going forwards? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Naeema Pasha of the Henley Business School about the future of work.
Dr. Naeema Pasha is the research lead at MKAI and a leading expert in inclusive leadership and behavioural science. Previously the director of the Institute for the World of Work at Henley Business School, she conducted groundbreaking research on the effects of race equity, Gen Z, the four-day week, AI, and other mega-trends impacting work. She is recognised as one of the top global influencers in AI ethics and is regarded as a thought leader in inclusive leadership within the HR community. Her co-authored book, Futureproof Your Career: How to Lead and Succeed in a Changing World, has garnered widespread acclaim.
Sophie Robinson is a behavioural analyst for Canvas8. With a background in anthropology, she’s experienced in understanding the cultural mechanisms that shape the world. When not working, she’s making documentaries for her MA programme or wild swimming.
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