UNLEASH’s Global Economic Series returns with leading economist Mark Blyth analyzing the path to post-pandemic recovery and the challenges ahead for business leaders.
We’re on the path to post-pandemic recovery, but what does this really mean for your workforce?
World-leading global economist Mark Blyth returns to UNLEASH with his guide to navigating the economic challenges ahead as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis. In our exclusive video, Blyth explores how this recovery will differ by sector and global location.
Blyth, also a professor of international economics at Brown University, predicted the fate of both Donald Trump, Brexit, and Joe Biden — and he’s now able to provide a unique insight into how and why the world can bounce back after the global pandemic.
In an in-depth chat with UNLEASH CEO & Founder Marc Coleman, Blyth presents the ‘K-shaped’ recovery for coming out of the pandemic depending on your position and explains how the geographically the recovery is split.
“Is this a recovery?” he says. “Hell yes! But there are some important things to note here”.
He compares Apple CEO’s Tim Cook response for a return to office 3-days a week with that of other industries and describes what is best for them.
“You are at serious risk of upsetting your top talent here,” Blyth says while analyzing insights into how employees balance working ideas, productivity, and their personal lives. Wages, he says, are also a big consideration in our post-pandemic recovery.
Recovery vs real estate
Blyth also discusses how the real estate industry has supercharged our post-pandemic recovery and weighs the resurgence of spending since the pandemic saw everyone forced to work from home — but he also explains why the remote-work revolution won’t stick.
“It’s a big bet to bet against cities, but what are we really going to do with these spaces?”
Blyth dares to delve into the future of the Republican party and the potential return of Donald Trump, plus the economic impacts that would ensue.
Finally, he answers the most burning questions from the UNLEASH community, including impending threats of cyber-attacks, climate change, and managing a safe hybrid work environment.