Being Human in a Tech-Enabled World is a four-part video series from PRovoke Media in partnership with AxiCom, on how different aspects of life and work – as humans and communicators – have changed since we were thrust into a virtual and hybrid world and how they might change again in the future, via the power of technology.

This fourth and final episode features AxiCom president of Europe Kate Stevens and Shane Ryan, global executive director of the Avast Foundation – which advocates for digital citizenship and inclusive, respectful and safe online experiences – in conversation with PRovoke Media's EMEA editor, Maja Pawinska Sims. The trio look at the challenges and reality of leading businesses and agencies in such tumultuous times: how does leadership steady the ship and navigate forward, and build a working environment that will survive the longhaul and not be a short term fix?

The first episode on The Workplace featured guests from AxiCom, Moonpig, WPP and Kantar talking about the impact on the creative industries of being forced overnight into isolation and online interactions only as Covid struck; how we have adapted to our virtual working existence in terms of work/life balance, culture, relationships and wellbeing; and what's next for the workplace as we emerge into a post-pandemic world.

Our second episode on Creativity featured three creative directors, who looked at the challenges of finding creative inspiration in a virtual world; the effect of lockdown on the creative process and creativity in communications campaigns; and what creative teams might take forward into the post-pandemic world.

And the third episode on Learning featured guests from AxiCom and executive coach Michael “Coop” Cooper, discussing the reality of starting a job, and even a career, without meeting colleagues, and the challenges for employers of onboarding and mentoring team members, and maintaining agency culture and on-the-job learning and professional development in a remote or hybrid working model.


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