Future of workplace after COVID - home working, virtual teams, office occupancy - radical change, or back to normal? Truth about longer term workplace trends after COVID. How to get your business back on track - keys to success in a post-COVID world

 Keynote for 800 people at Confinn Event - Vilnius

What will happen to patterns of work after COVID?  Most of my global clients are trying to guess what their teams will want to do after the pandemic is over.  What will happen to office occupancy?  Will virtual work patterns continue, or will we revert to previous behaviours?  What happens to future business travel? Will today's corporate HQs and other iconic offices become redundant?

I've been predicting global trends for 30 years - and here's a few forecasts for the next 10 years of work...

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New therapies for COVID and impact on future healthcare. Why effective, low-cost antiviral treatments will be more important than COVID vaccines in longer term. Truth about global fight against new viruses each year. Future of healthcare keynote speaker

What will be the longer term impact of COVID on the future of health care? People often say to me that the answer to new viral pandemics is to develop vaccines.  This is clearly nonsense since it takes months to develop a vaccine, months more to test, years to vaccinate the world at vast cost, and the vaccine itself may not produce long term immunity, or may be overtaken by new mutations.

That is why for two decades now I have been warning of the need to develop next-generation antivirals.

We still don't have a single antiviral today that is as powerful and effective as penicillin was against bacteria when first discovered over 80 years ago.

But one benefit of vaccines is buying us time to learn about new viruses so we can reduce death rates with better therapy.

Research falls mainly into three areas: antivirals, immune modulators and drugs to prevent blood clotting.  Here are some examples - this area of medical research is growing at astonishing speed..

Read more: New therapies for COVID and impact on future healthcare. Why effective, low-cost antiviral treatments will be more important than COVID vaccines in longer term. Truth about global fight against new viruses each year. Future of healthcare keynote speaker

   

Future of the Construction Industry, rush to Net Zero Carbon (NZC), Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, infrastructure, offsite-manufacturing, modular buildings, modern methods of construction, green tech innovation, changes in use after COVID. Keynote Speaker

It’s not enough for the construction industry to deliver smart buildings that are ultra-efficient to heat or cool.  The construction industry also needs to focus on how long those buildings will actually last.  My own home was built in 1842 and I expect will still be lived in by the year 2300.  But I don’t know many commercial tower blocks or factories being built today that have a life-expectancy of more than 50 years - and many buildings being demolished today are less than 40 years old.

This really matters, because 30% of the entire energy consumed in the average life cycle of an office tower is the energy consumed in building it, and 10% more can be consumed in demolition.  

We need to see far more life-enhancing, iconic structures that people will love and enjoy using for generations to come. That means regulators, government planners, architects and project owners all working together with longer term vision. As part of this, we will also see rapid growth in repurposing older buildings, refitting their interiors, extending their useful lives.

Secondly, we talk a lot about recycling as being good for the environment. And we will see massive growth in recycling of building waste. But we can go a lot further. 

The truth is that most recycling in our communities is down-cycling.  For example, plastic drinking bottles converted into lower-grade insulation products.  But closed-cycling is where those same plastic drinking bottles are collected, melted down and recast into new plastic bottles.  

Can we do similar things in the construction industry?  Yes indeed....

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"Life is too short to sell things you don't believe in!" - "Only sell to others what you would sell to family or friends!" - Focus on INFORMATION and REVELATION. How to find unique customer insights. Global Marketing trends - marketing keynote speaker

Why so many marketing campaigns fail. How simple things create marketing magic. Why most people are tired of marketing. Focus on INFORMATION and REVELATION. 

First step is to challenge your own blindness about your own customers. If you have been working in the same company for more than three years you are probably suffering already from an element of customer blindness.  This interview was after a Virtual keynote for pharma executives on the future of health care, but the same marketing principles apply to every industry.

"I wish we could exterminate the word marketing from our vocabulary." 

"Let's forget marketing and decide that the only messaging we will ever give is information and revelation."

"Life is too short to sell things you don't believe in".

"The only messages you should give are ones you would tell your friends or members of your own family."

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Why AIDS is still a major global threat - another mutant virus that jumped from animals to humans like COVID-19. 33 years ago, that mutant hijacked my medical practice as a cancer doctor looking after people dying at home. Led to global ACET Foundation

In 1987 my medical practice as a cancer doctor, looking after people dying at home in London, was hijacked and overwhelmed by a new mutant virus which had jumped from animals into humans, killing every person infected.  That virus has since killed over 40 million people, and we still have no vaccine after 35 years of research, nor any cure.

And now, with COVID-19, the kind of new pandemic I have often warned of, it feels like history is repeating.

I responded to the global crisis back then, after seeing people with HIV die really badly, often rejected by health care workers as well as by family and friends. I launched a national and international agency called ACET (AIDS Care Education and Training).  

This Foundation began in our family home, and within two years had become a national and international movement - which today has prevention and care programmes all over the world, in many of the hardest hit, most marginalised and remote communities - nations like Uganda, Nigeria, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, India, Thailand, Belarus, Ukraine, Czeck Republic, Slovakia - as well as UK and Republic of Ireland.

These programmes have delivered health promotion / education globally with total attendance in High School classes alone exceeding 7 million, tens of thousands receiving care - in their homes, in clinics and so on.  Other programme are reaching pregnant women, saving the lives of their babies, educating commercial sex workers, and helping drug users to life healthier lives, and so on.

Join my family in making a donation to ACET today.

Read more: Why AIDS is still a major global threat - another mutant virus that jumped from animals to humans like COVID-19. 33 years ago, that mutant hijacked my medical practice as a cancer doctor looking after people dying at home. Led to global ACET Foundation

   

Future of offices after COVID? Why physical meetings will still matter, face-to-face deal-making and change management, impact on office occupancy, workplace redesign, future of virtual teams and global events. Companies need to MEET to THRIVE

What will happen to the workplace beyond COVID? Over the past few months / years I have delivered a large number of virtual keynotes for global corporations, with up to 800,000 on a single live event  - and everyone is now asking about the same thing.  

What is the future of offices?  Do we still need the same office capacity? Will teams go back to commuting to work, or remain virtual working most of the time?  How much office space will we really need post-COVID?  And what will happen to corporate events?

I have been forecasting global trends for over 25 years now, working with hundreds of the world's largest corporations, who invest billions of dollars each year in offices and expensive HQs. History shows that most major historic events almost always turn out to have smaller long term significance than people usually think at the time.

Most debates about the future in board meetings are NOT about what is going to happen, which is usually obvious to those in a particular industry, but are issues of timing - by when. COVID has accelerated many pungent term workplace trends.

So what does all this mean for workplace management, human resources, leadership development, change management, virtual working, distance learning, agile decision-making?

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More to Life than COVID. Why (exactly as I predicted) most megatrends were NOT radically impacted by COVID. Future impact of COVID on industry strategy, supply chains and wider world. Global trends and Risk management keynote speaker

As I predicted when the COVID pandemic began, we've seen very few if any new trends, just acceleration of existing ones.

Here is the truth about the longer term impact of the COVID pandemic. I have been forecasting global trends for over 25 years, with a strong track record of proven results, advising over 400 of the world's largest multinationals, in every industry, across every region, often sharing platforms with their CEOs at their most important events.  And I also warned many times of new global pandemics like COVID-19.

It's easy to get carried away by sensationalist headlines, and to imagine that life on earth will never be the same again, that COVID-19 will permanently reshape our whole world, causing revolutions in every industry and nation. But the reality is going to be rather different...

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The TRUTH about COVID-19 variants such as Omicron, Delta and others to come. Future health care. Why better antivirals more important than vaccines in future health care. COVID-19 variants: impact on business, public health, government

Virtual Keynote on Future Pharma and health care trends - Life Beyond COVID for Five and Co. Virtual Event for clients.

What is the truth about COVID-19 variants such as Omicron, Delta and others that may emerge in future, and impact on future of health care? Vaccine effectiveness in longer term, actual numbers of people in different nations who have already been exposed to Coronavirus and had very mild COVID-19 illness, possibly now immune as a result. 

I am writing as a physician and Futurist, as an advisor to many pharma companies, governments and other industries, and as someone who for over two decades has repeatedly warned of huge risks from new viral pandemics.

Statistics are very confusing.  Here are some important facts... (updated December 22nd 2020, November 11th 2020).

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BORED OF VIRTUAL EVENTS? 10 keys to world-class Virtual Keynotes. How to create MAGIC: interactive, entertaining, engaging. AVOID CLIENT DISASTERS. Futurist Keynote Speaker. Webinars for up to 800,000 live participants or workshop or boards. CALL ME NOW

Video recorded February 2021

FIND OUT WHY UP TO 90% OF MY AUDIENCES AT VIRTUAL EVENTS STAY ONLINE FOR 30-60 MINUTES AFTER MY SESSIONS FORMALLY END BECAUSE THEY WANT MORE

Bored by yet more Zoom or Teams events? Looking for fresh ideas? How to create magic for virtual audiences all over the world. I have given keynotes for every industry and their VIP clients on a wide range of global trends. 

And I've given live webinars to up to 800,000 people. So what's the secret? And what will Life Beyond COVID be like?

I can always tell virtual speakers who are faking it - PRETENDING, who aren't really "there", maybe pre-recorded, not engaged at all themselves in the live experience, and your audiences can tell the difference too.

Read more: BORED OF VIRTUAL EVENTS? 10 keys to world-class Virtual Keynotes. How to create MAGIC: interactive, entertaining, engaging. AVOID CLIENT DISASTERS. Futurist Keynote Speaker. Webinars for up to 800,000 live participants or workshop or boards. CALL ME NOW

   

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