Being Human in a Tech-Enabled World is a new four-part video series from PRovoke Media in partnership with AxiCom. In this series, PRovoke Media and AxiCom will invite in-house communications leaders and experts in their field to join the conversation on how different aspects of life and work - as humans and communicators - have changed since we were thrust into a virtual world  and how they might change again in the future, now the power of technology has been realised.

This first episode on The Workplace - available below as video and audio - features three guests: Sasha Watson, the people director of Moonpig, the personalised greeting cards, flowers and gifts business, which has been firmly at the intersection of technology and human touchpoints during a time when we haven't been able to be together for celebrations; Helen Brown, chief operating officer at WPP People Operations, who has been overseeing modernisation of the people practice across all of WPP's companies and defining the scope of how technology will support that transformation; and Ed Gemmell, the global head of brand and communications at market research, data and insights giant Kantar.

This first conversation, hosted by PRovoke Media's EMEA editor Maja Pawinska Sims and AxiCom's president of Europe Kate Stevens, covers 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.

Future episodes will cover creativity, psychology and leadership, and learning.


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