Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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World Economic Forum, 25th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 43 (29th January 2021)
From working in isolation to balancing work alongside caring responsibilities, the impact of COVID-19 has turned mental health into a top concern for employers around the world.
Aon, 1st January 2021
Aon’s benchmarking for people working in their London office shows that 90 minutes is the average commute time, which suggests most are taking the train, tube or bus. A viable solution to the transport problem demands a more collaborative approach between businesses and organisations like Transport for London, and will likely include shift work and more cycling and walking.
Lloyd’s, 25th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 97 (11th March 2022)
Reputation is about what others see the organisation as, instead of what it is or aspires to become. Enhancing reputational value and safeguarding it requires a concentrated effort across the life-cycle of reputation development.
McKinsey & Co, 19th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 31 (23rd October 2020)
Brexit has disrupted both supply of and demand for talent in the United Kingdom. In the context of such a major shift, it is essential that companies revise their long-term approach to talent.
The Royal Society, 10th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 34 (13th November 2020)
An 80% take up of a COVID-19 vaccine could be necessary to protect the community. But given the scale and complexity of the task, vaccines will not be a silver bullet, according to this report.
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 9th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 46 (19th February 2021)
This study examines the effectiveness of organisations' transparent communication in building public trust and encouraging health‐protection behaviours such as social distancing during a pandemic, based on results of an online survey of US citizens in the early stages of COVID‐19.
McKinsey & Co, 2nd November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 92 (4th February 2022)
Many of the costliest risk and integrity failures have cultural weaknesses at their core. Here is how leading institutions are strengthening their culture and sustaining the change, during the pandemic.
Control Risks, 22nd October 2020
Outlines some of the key strategies that businesses can use to stay one step ahead of ransomware extortionists in light of their evolving approaches to targeting and extorting victims.
Airmic, 27th September 2020
Friday Reading Edition 28 (2nd October 2020)
Host Richard Cutcher speaks to the authors of the three papers about their dissertations on boardroom diversity, climate change resilience and parametric products.
Airmic,RIMS,RepTrak, 22nd September 2020
Friday Reading Edition 46 (19th February 2021)
It is clear that the future of businesses will be determined not only by whether they maintained operational resilience during this crisis, but whether their achievements were made with social responsibility in mind, and whether they were built on public trust. In the post-pandemic world, reputation matters more than ever – any trust-related challenges should be addressed swiftly.