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Forum news

23 Apr 2021

Training courses least effective during lockdown

Taking part in training courses was seen as the least effective element in personal development during lockdown by 73% of respondents according to a poll on the 'Re-tuning your Firm' weekly show. This compared with just 33% pre-Covid. 

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19 Apr 2021

24/7 specialist Networking Clubs launched

Insight, innovation and action result from human interactions inspired by ideas. Each of the Forum's new free 24/7 Clubs provides: conversations with unlimited video on private virtual tables, and regular social events (Remo); discussion board, opt-in member directory, and videos of past roundtables (HighQ).

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16 Apr 2021

Firms struggling to foster creativity

Despite 'Fostering creativity' being seen as the fifth most important management activity by firm leaders, it is the one with the lowest level of personal effectiveness during lockdown, according to a poll on the 'Re-tuning your Firm' weekly show.

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13 Apr 2021

Forum launches Intra-Lounges®

Conversations are a vital way for people to share ideas, knowledge and gossip. Our 24/7 Intra-Lounges® allow conversations with unlimited video on private virtual tables in amazing 3D floorplans. Special launch rates until 30 June.

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How we can help

Strategic leadership

Helping those responsible for leadership and strategy to be the best they can

  • Attend leadership roundtables and Summits
  • Learn from and share common issues with peers
  • Apply for excellence awards

Management excellence

Helping teams survive and thrive in a fast evolving business landscape

  • Attend management team and specialist events
  • Access the management library
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Independent voice

Helping professionals be heard on matters affecting their sector and the wider business world

  • Deliver our commitments to Government
  • Engage in Forum campaigns
  • Attend local meetings to share productivity tips

 

Events

Re-tuning your firm

Re-tuning your firm

Re-tuning your firm

Friday 14 May 2021

Episode 51 of the popular weekly show welcomes regulars Francesca Lagerberg and Jeremy Beard, and two guests: Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects on his firm's policy of stepping down from projects unless clients want to do the right thing; and David Wallace of Wallace Marketing on ethical marketing. Richard Chaplin is your host.
Managing in a hybrid world

People, Performance & Culture

Managing in a hybrid world

Tuesday 18 May 2021

There are many ways to describe the work of management, but little is known about the impact of the virtual environment on managerial behaviour – how those in line-management positions think and act, how they get things done, and how they get the best out of the people working for them. The roundtable is an opportunity for leaders in people, performance and culture to share their managerial insights and experiences pre and during Covid to help identify lessons for managing in a hybrid world.
Managing in a hybrid world

Knowledge, Innovation & Technology

Managing in a hybrid world

Tuesday 25 May 2021

There are many ways to describe the work of management, but little is known about the impact of the virtual environment on managerial behaviour – how those in line-management positions think and act, how they get things done, and how they get the best out of the people working for them. The roundtable is an opportunity to share your managerial insights and experiences pre and during Covid to help identify lessons for managing in a hybrid world. Informed by the findings of recent Forum polls.

Invites are sent out approximately three weeks before each event. All events are online for the forseeable future.

Campaigns

Vital contributors

Our sector makes a vital contribution to the UK economy, local communities and public life. The campaign aims to set the record straight. 

Independent NEDs

Forum members would make ideal NEDs at corporates as this is not only beneficial for them and their firms, but could result in a material boost to UK productivity.

Philanthropy

340,000 individuals with more than £1m of investable wealth give some £1.3bn annually to good causes. Those who are well advised give up to 17 times more.

Productivity

Local leaders from every sector of the UK economy, business schools, professional bodies and Government, working together to help solve the UK's productivity problem

I work closely with the Forum in my role as co-chair of the Professional & Business Services Council, and find its ability to mobilise its members quickly, whilst representing the views of both large and small professional services firms, invaluable.

Nick Owen
Chairman Executive Group, Deloitte