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Speaker Interview: Marc Howells

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?

Marc Howells: 4 Stages of Psychological Safety – Tim Clarke

Independent Forums: What is your favourite way to recharge?

Marc Howells: Walking in the countryside with my wife and two dogs, or cycling

Independent Forums: Who or what has inspired you this year and why?

Marc Howells: Stephen Bartlett – inclusive, inspiring, and authentic entrepreneur/CEO

Independent Forums: What is your biggest source of motivation?

Marc Howells: Helping individuals and organisations unleash their hidden potential

Independent Forums: How would you describe a typical day?

Marc Howells: Not sure I have typical days

Independent Forums: What’s one thing about your organisation that you wish more people knew?

Marc Howells: How passionate AZ people are about making a difference to patients and the environment – most only know AZ from the vaccine

Independent Forums: What habit have you picked up during the pandemic that you will maintain in future?

Marc Howells: Focus on the things that really matter, and work harder on achieving a balance in my life

Independent Forums: How has your perception about the world of work evolved over the past two years?

Marc Howells: The world has changed forever, and we need to reflect, learn, unlearn and adapt. We’ve found new ways of doing things – some are better, some are just different, but we have to embrace the change in order to thrive. But most importantly we have to create the environment where people are included, safe to learn and grow, safe to contribute, and safe to challenge.

Independent Forums: Where do you see the biggest opportunity to transform the way we work?

Marc Howells: We have to focus on where and how value is created, how organisational culture and values are shaped and maintained, how we use the time to connect with colleagues, partners and customers, and how work gets done.

Independent Forums: What are you most looking forward to at Future Work Scenarios 2022?

Marc Howells: Time to listen to others, time to learn, and time to make new connections and networks


Marc Howells 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.

Register here to join the discussion.


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