The best coffee break in lockdown! This is how one of the attendees described our new format bringing together people in the Channel in what we call “The Social CONTEXT”. It is so good to engage with different people even if we can’t do so physically, and no doubt, good for our mental health.
Our theme was “What are we doing about the Return to Work?” and the discussion was led by David Watts, Managing Director of Tech Data UK & Ireland.
It was a fascinating discussion done under Chatham House rules and encouraging people to meet and network with each other. We had people from France, UK, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania, Germany, and the USA.
Here are some thoughts about the positive benefits of the return to work
In addition, there is an element of pragmatism which come into play:
Big concerns exist, the most important one flagged up by many participants, is the long-term mental health of employees. Timing is good for this as 10th October is World Mental Health Day
Lastly, there were some people who argued strongly for the benefits of homeworking
The next meeting of The Social CONTEXT will take place on Friday 16th October at 11am or 4pm. The speaker, to be confirmed, will address practical issues related to Mental Health and Homeworking.
11 AM - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscO6oqjgvG9YEd0-8CGVv3QvM6fTFkFan
4 PM - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceispjwsG9Jt3-SpPa-Lewa8Hc6ieAZ
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