Leadership

Susan Moylan, Associate Director, People & Change Consulting Flexible and remote working existed in Northern Ireland by exception before COVID-19; today it is a normal way of working life. I think we have all been surprised by our adaptability in the most challenging of times and COVID-19 has enabled us to prove that flexible and…

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Remote Working

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Ireland There has been a lot written on the future of work recently, which is quite timely, with lots of organisations pondering what they need to do over the next few months as restrictions start to ease and employees transition back to the office…

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Remote working

Anne Phillipson, Director, People & Change Consulting, Grant Thornton, Ireland  The Irish Government has just published a National Remote Work Strategy – Making Remote Work – that is their plan for addressing the fundamental changes to the way we work post-Covid. The report is issued by their Department for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, which is…

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Business development

Alan Gourley, Director, Tax, Grant Thornton Ireland  COVID-19 has given us all a new perspective on in-person meetings, social events, and even remote working, but how does this new world impact Business Development? Business Development is typically geared around face-to-face interaction, taking the form of anything from networking events to quick one-on-one coffee catch-ups. As…

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Remote working

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland You are probably fed up reading articles on this theme over the last few months. However, there are a number of aspects of this topic that are going to shape the world of work going forward, long after the pandemic has disappeared. The key…

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Work from home

By Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton Ireland The conversation about the future of our towns and cities fascinates me. A growing body of opinion believes offices are finished, that being forced to work from home for most of this year has made us all see the folly of joining the rush hour five days…

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Future of work

By Katie Scott, People and Change Manager, Grant Thornton As many businesses are executing or planning a return to a working world which has been entirely redefined by the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be interesting to see how many of the new practices will continue, if there will be a push to get back to…

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