Speaker Interview: Hannah Atack
Get to know the thought leaders sharing their insights at the Future Work Scenarios event (12 May, London) in our dedicated speaker interview series.
Independent Forums: What are you currently reading?
Hannah Atack: Mathew Syed, Rebel Ideas
Independent Forums: What is your favourite way to recharge?
Hannah Atack: Spending time with my family on the water surfing, paddleboarding or sailing
Independent Forums: Who or what has inspired you this year and why?
Hannah Atack: That’s tricky, there are quite a few. A standout for me is Dr Maya Shanker and her work on courage in change, how it affects us and how we get back up. Maya talks from personal experience and from her wider work. It really resonates what matters and what doesn’t, how it varies for different people and what we can personally make happen and change for the better for us and others.
Independent Forums: What is your biggest source of motivation?
Hannah Atack: My family and learning every day
Independent Forums: How would you describe a typical day?
Hannah Atack: There is no typical day, other than the school run and always starting with a cup of tea.
Independent Forums: What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know? Hannah Atack: I’m naturally really shy, I’m also embarrassingly fond of Murder She Wrote. It’s a comfort thing.
Independent Forums: What’s one thing about your organisation that you wish more people knew?
Hannah Atack: That we work as a village, innovating and supporting each other, to deliver a trail blazing product
Independent Forums: What habit have you picked up during the pandemic that you will maintain in future?
Hannah Atack: To use the car less
Independent Forums: How has your perception about the world of work evolved over the past two years?
Hannah Atack: Just how old fashioned some mindsets still are, I hoped we’d progressed more.
Independent Forums: Where do you see the biggest opportunity to transform the way we work?
Hannah Atack: In focusing on choice and understanding everyone is an individual who has different ways of working, is productive at different times and has different personal commitments. If we can offer choice, albeit it in a way that works for business as well as the individual, we can really harness productivity, wellbeing and family.
Independent Forums: What are you most looking forward to at Future Work Scenarios 2022?
Hannah Atack: Learning from everyone else
Hannah Atack will join a panel discussion focusing on developing and delivering a future-ready organisation strategy at the Future Work Scenarios event on 12 May in London.
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