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Back To The Office Of The Future

The future of the office is of particular interest to this week’s Oven-Ready HR guest. Seemingly a day doesn’t go by without an announcement from an organisation about their plans or apparent lack of concerning a return to the office. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury has weighed into the debate criticising the ‘inhumane’ approach to work taken by Goldman Sachs. Without waiting for divine intervention, I thought I’d ask a senior member of the Executive Team at IWG plc, the world’s largest workspace operator about where she sees the future of work.

About my guest

As Head of Talent, Francesca Peters plays a pivotal role in shaping the culture, talent and employee experience for some 12,000 colleagues worldwide. Francesca has held a number of senior HR roles within IWG including Global HR Director and her current position as Chief Talent Officer.

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