The APAM offices in both London and Manchester are back in business for APAM employees on a voluntary basis. We have worked incredibly hard to ensure all safety precautions are in place for the team members who would like to use the office as a hub as we continue to adapt and grow.
Simon Cooke, Director/Shareholder at APAM, comments: “There is no doubt that remote working is hard on the brain and the soul. The intensity of screen-based meetings takes its toll and people crave human interaction to relieve the intensity of the job. Are we more efficient and productive without the distraction of face to face meetings and the time dilution of commuting? I think so, and I genuinely believe that business can be more productive as it adapts to some of the time savings of home working. That having been said, we are thrilled to be able to open our office doors to employees who would like to come in for a day or two! The importance of human interaction and human empathy in business is undervalued. Great military leaders walk amongst their soldiers the day before the battle and great sports captains put their arms around their team mates to create the bond of teamwork. No matter how hard you try, ‘empathy,’ is lost over Zoom.”