Fast Five issue no. 15

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Want a quick round-up of what’s been happening in the organisational culture space in the midst of the pandemic? Well we’ve done the hard work for you! In issue no. 15 of Fast Five, you’ll find articles spanning topics such as why men are more interested in returning to the office than women, how you can successfully lead a remote team and more.





1. Why men are more keen than women to return to the office

By Natasha Boddy | 4 minute read



By now, many of us are getting pretty used to this whole remote working routine. However, according to a Boston Consulting Group report, some employees are more enthusiastic about a return to the office than others. The challenge for organisations is to “know the differences between your workforce because it’s not going to be a one-size-fits-all solution.”

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2. How COVID-19 is driving digital transformation

By Beverley Head & Jane Southward  | 12 minute read



What’s been the biggest driver of digital transformation in your organisation: a) The CEO b) The CTO or c) COVID-19? The answer, marked bright red, is of course c). There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to encourage organisations to get with the technological times.

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3.Leading Through Screens: How to Successfully Lead a Virtual Team

By Interchange | 4 minute read



The way we live and work will never be the same following COVID-19 – I don’t think that’s breaking news to any of us. But for those now looking at leading permanent remote teams, how will you adjust to the changes and do it…successfully?

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4. The office space is dead. All hail the office space

By Ralph Belperio | 5 minute read



Serendipity. Yes, you’d be right in saying that it’s a 2001 rom-com, featuring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. But when we look back on 2020 and our current circumstances however, it could also be the perfect word to describe how we came to define what our offices could and arguably should look like in the future.

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5. Why video calls are so exhausting

By John Davidson | 4 minute read



Technical issues, frustrations and online faux pas aside, are you getting over the relentless, virtual world that has replaced our traditional face-to-face meetings? Microsoft has been doing some work to scientifically explain why this might be the case and as it turns out, there’s a good reason why you might be struggling.

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