The Word from the Web

Submitted by Beatrice on Wed, 28/07/2021 - 17:21

In her new monthly blog, AS&K Head of Digital, Katherine Vik, sifts through the latest news from the digital frontline and selects her highlights.  

First up, the social media companies that just keep on growing 

AS&K Grand Reopening

Submitted by Beatrice on Mon, 26/07/2021 - 15:23

Today we reopened our offices in London after almost 18 months. However, our team decided to follow the data not the dates, and just two people came in.  

We don’t blame them. With COVID numbers still high (though starting to come down again) we want everyone to feel safe at work. We are happy for people to continue to work from home for as long as they want to.  

We also know that our people are keen to get back together. A recent poll found the top five things that we’ve missed about actually working together in the office are: 

Tomorrow’s healthcare systems and the preventative care model

Submitted by Jan Ash on Mon, 19/07/2021 - 08:42

Many public healthcare systems are based around a ‘sick care’ model where people seek and receive treatment when they fall ill. With many countries grappling a growing and ageing population (1), there is an increasing overall burden on healthcare systems per capita. One way of managing the growing demands on healthcare systems is a refocusing of resources and treatment towards a ‘preventative care’ model. In such a model, people are treated earlier, before they become ill, and they are assisted in maintaining healthy, active lifestyles.