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A summary of recommendations and final remarks for effective working in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Our recommendations for effective working in a post-COVID-19 world.

To effectively exploit the innovation, creativity-enhancing, and collaborative benefits of a physical office/workspace, within a hybrid model, businesses should consider:

Businesses can get involved in leading-edge research projects with academic institutions such as the Leeds University Business School project “Adapting offices for the future of work”.

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To effectively build and maintain a strong company culture remotely, businesses should consider:

Businesses can make use of shared working spaces in their local area, which offer a range of co-working and private office spaces.

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To overcome barriers to innovation and take advantage of big opportunities for growth that have arisen due to COVID-19, businesses should consider:

Innovate UK , Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and regional growth hubs can provide useful grant funding, resources and support with developing innovative products and services.

Businesses can also make use of networks and funded knowledge exchange through the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and partnership schemes with universities through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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The survey undertaken by CBI Economics and Nexus uncovers clear challenges and opportunities faced by firms as they enter a radically different post-COVID-19 working world.

Whilst there are multiple findings, challenges and solutions for businesses to consider in this report, there are also some consistent themes that have arisen which will be of central importance to businesses to consider going forward, including the following:

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This report was produced by CBI Economics and commissioned by Nexus, the University of Leeds’ innovation hub.

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