After the Pandemic ‘Impacts on the Workplace & Lifestyles’
April 15th 2021
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Ben Page is Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI. He joined MORI in 1987 after graduating from Oxford University in 1986, and was one of the leaders of its first management buyout in 2000. A frequent writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management, he has directed thousands of surveys examining consumer trends and citizen behaviour.
From 1987-1992 Ben worked in our private sector business on corporate reputation and consumer research, working for companies like Shell, BAE Systems, Sky TV and IBM. Since 1992 he has worked closely with both Conservative and Labour ministers and senior policy makers across government, leading on work for Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and the Department of Health, as well as a wide range of local authorities and NHS Trusts.
He became Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland in 2009.
Ben is a Visiting Professor at Kings College London, and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He sits on the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) at UKRI. He serves on advisory groups at the Kings Fund, and the Social Market Foundation (SMF), and is a Trustee at the Centre for London and at the Centre for Ageing Better, as well as a patron of Create Streets. He recently served as a commissioner on the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission. He is a Council member of the CBI for London. Ben was named one of GQ’s 100 Most Connected Men of 2015.
He regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes.
Post pandemic, how will work and lifestyle patterns change? There is a lot of talk and speculation about the impacts on the workplace, how we will work in the future, whether the traditional office is outdated / defunct, whether there will be growth in suburban locations and in turn, what impacts this shift will have on real estate demand and of course city economies. There is also belief that the design and equally the choice of location of homes will be impacted. It is a ‘well reported’ belief that the need to spend less time in the office, will drive a shift to people choosing to move from urban to suburban locations! A number of major employers have committed to flexible working arrangements going forward, but to what extent this is likely to be the norm? What other factors will influence the way we live our lives? What and where is the evidence?
Ben Page the charismatic leader of Ipsos MORI, has an enormous bank of global data and research at his fingertips, he is the go to pollster for Government’s and Corporates to understand Society, Markets and People. A regular contributor to Movers & Shakers forums and conferences, Ben is much sought after speaker and presenter.