Remote working, reporting and solutions in 2021
Many of us have already been working flexibly, however before a technology empowers us to work wherever and whenever we choose, we must also think about how that technology affects the wellbeing and mental health of our teams. Emails, for example, have been great for quick communications but during these challenging times, it has also meant we are spending a large portion of our working day sending and replying to emails to work colleagues we may usually be able to talk to. Some technologies may have distanced us from the art of a simple conversation.
Addressing a work/life balance is crucial for staff welfare. Some 14% of employers say that long hours’ impact on the work/life balance is the main cause of stress at work. Enabling employees to work remotely or from home means they can redress that balance, resulting in a positive impact on their mental wellbeing. Having said that, it is crucial that the technologies you adopt are also malleable to the changing environment and able to adapt to sudden changes in working practices like returning to work after a vaccine is found. A technology solution should be secure, easy to adopt and be your trusted partner in your working life.
- What are the key things for reports preparation when you are working during and beyond the pandemic?
- What options are available, which ones should you look into and which ones you should stay away from?
- What design agencies are crying out for with their annual reporting clients?
Mr. Azhar Zaman
Head of Delivery for UK & Asia
CtrlPrint UK Ltd
When it comes to the human experience of reporting, it's not uncommon for lives to be disrupted and huge challenges can result, such as stress, sickness, higher cost of processing the production of corporate reports, not just in energy and man-hours but errors and corporate reputation.
Azhar helps his clients reduce these challenges and improve the human experience of corporating reporting. Through this process, Azhar also helps build better relationships both internally with reporting stakeholders and with his client's suppliers, such as Design Agencies and consultants.
There is no magic wand when it comes to corporate reporting, so Azhar will look at all aspects of your reporting and see if CtrlPrint can really improve the process for you, always giving the best advice possible.
Mr. Anuj Puri
Assurance – Accounting Advisory
Anuj is a Partner with PwC’s Accounting Advisory team providing advice to corporations a variety of event driven/ transaction related complex financial reporting issues. More recently, he has been focusing on helping clients with the digitalisation of their accounting and reporting. Anuj has 15+ years of experience working with a broad range of financial accounting and reporting topics. He also has a background in technical accounting and audit.
Mr. Luke Newton
Annual Report Design Agency Specialist
CtrlPrint UK Ltd
Luke has been working in the creative industry for 15+ years working for the likes of Leo Burnett and WPP to name but a few and a number of these years has seen him working specifically in the sphere of corporate reporting. Luke has been instrumental in helping to manage the creation and production of multiple reports listed on the FTSE so he has a great understanding of the processes and pressures which come about when working in this industry.
Ms. Jessie Tsui
Group External Communication Manager
Jessie Tsui is Group External Communication Manager at Jardine Matheson and has more than 15 years of experience in corporate affairs and brand management in Hong Kong and mainland China. She also serves as Executive Director of MINDSET, Jardines’ registered charity organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting mental health.
Prior to joining Jardines, she served as Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Engagement, Corporate Affairs with Standard Chartered Hong Kong and was responsible for planning and implementing the bank’s flagship sponsorship and community engagement programmes. Before joining Standard Chartered, she worked at marketing insight consultancy Oracle Added Value and PR agency GolinHarris.