By Elena Davidson, CEO
The workplace of today is dramatically different than it was a few years ago. From the ways in which people find their jobs to the means with which a workforce communicates with each other, the differences are stark. The professional spaces people also use to work have also changed. Hot desking and flexible working are now the norm and the idea of a traditional 9-5pm job seems to be disappearing.
The traditional hierarchical structures which used to exist years ago have also given way to a more flexible, flat system – with opportunities for everyone (regardless of their level) to be part of something bigger.
At Liberty we are really trying to embrace these cultural and social shifts for the benefit of our clients, the business and our team. Whilst for our clients a global team means 24-7 support, for our team it means the opportunity to work flexibly, collaborate more across time zones and work in a strategically more efficient way. We are a modern business with a modern team but to make it work we need to listen to each other, to trust each other, be sensitive and never forget the human touch.
Liberty is more than just a PR consultancy – we are a brand of our own using all of the tools available to us (many of which we are lucky enough to count as clients) to keep growing our company across time zones and geographies. We are not an agency made up of separate offices – we are one company with one team and one vision. So as we approach our 20th anniversary this year, whilst we’ll never be able to predict perfectly what the future will hold, we can be sure we will be prepared, constantly learning and evolving and listening to each other so we are in a stronger position for whatever the future holds.