04 September 2020, 11:00 to 12:00

Tech20 Virtual: Can you hear me? Maintaining trust in the era of zoom



04 September 2020, 11:00 to 12:00


Online via zoom. 

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Stuart Schofield, Client Director, Mannaz

This is an unusual point in history. More of us have been working remotely – using online platforms – than ever before. These platforms have been an undeniable asset, allowing us to continue to talk to each other, collaborate and do our work. Yet this surfaces an important question: Does conducting our interactions using digital media change the kinds of conversations we are having?

Trust is important. It is the ‘oil in the machine’ that helps us work together to get things done. Are the ties that bind us together being frayed or strengthened by the ubiquity of Zoom and other platforms? Do we relate to our colleagues in the same way? Do we all attend to information in the same manner? Is our group decision-making better, or worse?

Stuart will be discussing the latest research surrounding trust, collaboration, and on-line interactions. He will explore the neurology of trust and examine the role of ‘psychological safety’, honesty and responsible leadership when working remotely.

Stuart will share what psychotherapists have taught us about creating meaningful connections online and providing some practical tips to help you get the best out of your digital interactions.

Stuart’s Bio:

Stuart is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and has been working in the field of leadership development for 25 years. He works primarily with multinational clients - in a variety of sectors - helping them to bring about change through developing the effectiveness of their leaders.

Throughout his career, he has developed an interest in the biology of collaboration and teamwork and more recently, how feelings of trust and safety can be maintained even when people cannot physically be together.

Stuart is currently based in London but has also spent much of his career in Oxford and Hong Kong.

What is Tech20 Virtual?

Tech20 features world-leading experts, exploring the latest tech trends, asking big questions and sharing big ideas. Tech20 is a social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics. A unique format. 20-minute presentation, 20-minute Q&A. Tech20s aim to inspire & innovate, discover new or surprising technologies, challenge technologies and release the spark within! Our weekly Tech20 events are open to everyone of all ages, from all industries and professions and are free to attend.

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This virtual event is being recorded and may be broadcast in video or audio format at a later date.