Intelligent CXO Issue 16 - Page 6


Two-thirds of businesses prefer ‘ dialling-in ’ to an event instead of attending in-person

Nearly two thirds of business decision makers have expressed a demand to attend more virtual , as opposed to in-person , events , according to new research commissioned by EventsX , via independent polling agency , Censuswide .

EventsX – an AI-enabled events provider – polled 500 business owners and decision-makers around the appetite for virtual and hybrid events in the backdrop of the pandemic , which saw almost all in-person events ended under government lockdowns . employees agreeing and 74 % of companies with over 500 staff expressing interest .
The appetite for more events was highlighted by 62 % expressing a desire to host or attend more internal company events , with businesses wishing to re-connect with staff after the isolation of the pandemic .
A total of 65 % of business decision makers expressed a desire to attend more events virtually , as opposed to in-person , a feeling which was particularly strong among London respondents with 72 % in the capital keen to attend more virtual events .
This was also echoed by young business decision makers who stated they were 70 % more likely to ‘ dial-in ’ to an online event in place of attending in-person . With areas opening up after the last government mandated lockdown , 68 % of business decision-makers stated that they had interest in attending a hybrid event .
Larger companies in particular felt hybrid events offered a good medium moving forward , with 79 % of companies with 250 – 500

Zoomers digitalised into a poor work-life balance

landmark study unveiled by Trachet has highlighted through

A its overwhelming body of new data , the effect that returning to work post pandemic has had on the youngest generation of the UK workforce . Deloitte states that Gen Z workers will require an increase scope of resource , talents and areas of knowledge as employers now demand a fusion of four key work skills : comfort with analytics and data , business management skills , design and creative skills and digital tools and technology skills .

As the UK navigates a critical point of recovery post a two-year hiatus , the report – titled From Burnout to Earnout – shows an under-resourced workforce and a body of decision-makers in dire need of high-level counsel . To frame the core outcomes of the nationally representative data , a shocking 28 % of Gen Z respondents said they can ’ t remember the last time they spent quality time with their families due to their workload .
The added responsibilities and pressures that Gen Z professionals face has taken its toll as 46 % of Gen Z workers state they often feel tired , helpless or lonely from the world of work due to their workload , with 40 % of Millennials expressing the same sentiment . The data indicates that the attitudes expressed amongst the youngest strand of the UK workforce will seemingly make it difficult to secure a steady path to recovery .
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