Balanced is a core TechSwindon meeting, founded in September 2020 to address the key world of work topics which were relevant prior to lockdown, but feeling even more essential now.

‍Our first session covered flexibility – and how employers and employees have to change their approach to ensure both parties get what they need from a productivity, motivation and growth perspective. That’s not easy and is challenging both sides to get it right.

The second-panel discussion was on visibility – when you are not in the office how can you be heard? How often have you had a kitchen chat that became a new project, or heard about a potential new role at a night out – how do we replicate that remotely?

But also how can you celebrate your achievements, or ask for help, over a video camera or platform, in the right way?

For our first session of 2021 we talked about how we need to support each other, remotely and in person, and also what can we learn from lockdown that we need to continue as life returns to a more sociably normal environment.

Balanced is a platform for ideas, discussion and support – we want you to come along with your thoughts, the chat is interactive and sharing experiences is a great way to help each other.

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.