Recap: Webinar #1: Beyond Gender - Managing Diverse Teams Remotely
  • Time: 2.30 - 3.30
  • Date: Thursday 21 May 2020
  • Location: Online Webinar

Yesterday we launched our first Broadgate Search Social webinar in collaboration with PRMIA. A panel of experts discussed how they are leading geographically dispersed teams, measuring performance and dealing with the challenges and opportunities that remote working enables. We’d like to say a massive thank you to our panel for an engaging, eye-opening and knowledgeable conversation and to our attendees as we managed to raise an incredible £180 for the NHS and the charity Hoarding UK.

Risk managers across the globe are working hard to help their organisations navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus. In many cases, they are doing so remotely, managing teams whose members who may be geographically dispersed across the globe, facing medical challenges themselves, or looking after others who do. Adding to the challenge, in many cases they are using unfamiliar conferencing tools to do so and they are operating in a climate of major uncertainty, where planning is almost impossible. Our panel touched on how the epidemic has affected the nature and amount of work and how they have had to adapt in the current climate, how to effectively communicate with their teams and the main challenges as managers that they have faced and the positive aspects they have learnt in the process.

We conducted a live poll with our attendees in which we found 52% of respondents felt that the biggest challenge that they are currently facing is to find the time and energy to support their teams and business models, 48% felt that their team are coping but need much more support to cope with the affects of the epidemic. We also asked our participants ‘How has the epidemic affected the nature and amount of work your team is now doing?’ in which 52% claimed to be moderately affected and are working as hard as before the crisis but are spending their time differently.  We will be formulating an article from our findings, so stay tuned as this will be released shortly.

Sign-up today to our meet-up page for future virtual panel discussions: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-mjSPBkre/