Post-pandemic professionals: Unintended consequences and unexpected opportunities
Professor Laura Empson, one of the world’s leading academic specialists in the management of professional services will be joining us for a 30 minute keynote speech and Q&A at 9am BST on Tuesday 8 June 2021.
Professor Empson is the Professor in the Management of Professional Service Firms at Cass Business School, a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, was formerly an Independent Non – Executive of KPMG LLP and acts as an advisor to many of the world’s leading professional organisations. She is the author of books including "Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas", presenter of a BBC Radio 4 documentary "Insecure Overachievers" about elite professionals and she co-hosts the podcast series “Empson & Morley – Leading Professional People”.
Her speech will examine the changes to professional life and work which were prompted or accelerated by the pandemic. While many practical changes were made of necessity – and with speed and agility – by professional service firms in response to the lockdown, their unintended consequences present a profound challenge to some established ‘truths’ about professionals and the way they work together. Laura will explore the implications for both organisations and individuals, focusing on issues of knowledge, governance, organisational culture and what it means to be a professional. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by Simon Konsta, our global Head of Clients and Markets and former Senior Partner.
This event should be of interest to senior management, GCs and those in risk roles at professional service firms and to GCs running inhouse teams, as we all reflect on the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead. firstname.lastname@example.org