Research of office workers shows that more than 65 per cent of respondents said they’ve benefited from improved productivity levels since they started working from home.
James Longley, Managing Director at Utility Bidder who carried out the research takes a closer look at innovation and productivity in lockdown.
Businesses and workers have had to adapt. This is a fact. From furloughing staff to moving to a completely remote working team, there has been a shift to find a new normal during lockdown.
Management teams up and down the UK have had business discussions around the “P” word. Not necessarily “Pandemic”, but “Productivity”! Lockdown has forced organisations in most industries to reinvent and channel resource into collaboration and productivity. The need to adapt in one of the most challenging situations the world has faced has prompted businesses to think – and fail – fast.
The UK’s financial regulator has given customers of car finance and other forms of high-cost credit the option of freezing payments and repossessions for three more months, amid concerns about a mounting economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Friday that motor finance, buy now, pay later, rent-to-own and pawnbroking customers are entitled to ask to freeze or reduce payments for another three months if they have previously requested to defer or lower payments. Asking for the support should not have any impact on their credit files, the FCA said.
The extension also means that borrowers who have not yet asked for a payment freeze can make a new application to do so up to 31 October. However, some loans, including car finance deals, will continue to rack up interest during a freeze, so the FCA advises those who can make repayments to do
A number of venture capitalists criticized how they are portrayed in journalism, specifically going after New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz, in an audio social network site, reports Vice reporters Jason Koebler, Anna Merian and Joseph Cox.
Koebler, Merian and Cox report, “The exclusive users of Clubhouse on the call seemed to conceive of themselves as humble citizens preyed upon by corrupted elites cravenly lusting after money and power; this reached a bizarre apogee when Srinivasan boasted of standing up for the CEO of a scandal-plagued luggage brand, depicting her as all but powerless because of her relatively low Twitter follower count. The conversation essentially resembled a Gamergate chat, with people obsessing over minute drama and, at times, suggesting that Lorenz had crossed a line on Twitter and must be punished.
“‘How can there be an accountability function that’s implementable across all media that allows for that to happen, that