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City of London: Blueprint for growth of respondents think it will be more difficult to access capital post-Brexit of respondents are looking to change their approach to recruiting and retaining senior management of respondents view terrorism as a barrier to growth 77% 99% 1% Understanding the challenges of the FTSE 100 Workplace and employment sentiment of sectors anticipate increasing their number of differently abled employees in the next 5–10 years Growth factors Proportion of FTSE 100 London workforces expected to be working on an agile basis within the next 5 years 0% 100% flexible 41% flexible 0% 3% flexible 70–99% 21% flexible 30–69% 34% flexible 1–29% of respondents are looking to change their approach to recruiting and retaining senior management to increase accountability The extent companies plan to embrace the gig economy in the next three years 61% plan on embracing the gig economy in some way 39% are not interested in moving any of their workforce to freelance contracts The traditional workplace is changing. Technology has enabled a wider breadth of how and where people work, whether that is the office, home, a coffee shop or all of the spaces in between. It has created both agile working and the so-called "gig economy", the emerging trend of companies taking on short-term contracts as needed on projects. But some areas of the workplace are not changing quickly enough. Women in the FTSE 100 are still facing major challenges, and little is being done to get more differently abled people into the workforce. Here we explore both the barriers and drivers of growth. The top three and bottom three challenges for women in business Senior management don't see gender equality as a priority Top 3 Bottom 3 Differing management approach Unconscious bias Lack of senior sponsorship Parental leave rights Exclusion from social networks Barriers to growth DWF is an award-winning international legal business with a strong reputation for excellent client service and effective operational management, with over 2,650 people across the DWF Group. Recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe's most innovative law firms, our focus is on doing things differently to change clients' views of how astute legal services can benefit their business and ultimately improve their bottom line. Connect with us: DWF @DWF_Law www.dwf.law 15% 23% 57% 49% 40% 8%

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