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Hybrid Working (and Partying!)

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Chris Apostolou

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This week, the Sue Gray report confirmed 10 Downing Street had broken lockdown regulations by hosting several events. There has naturally been backlash, whilst others took to party themselves. It seemed Zoom just wasn't doing it for the MPs. That got us thinking - could we party plan a better party, to outparty the prosecco party?

While we don’t endorse “excessive consumption of alcohol in a professional workplace”, enjoying a nice drink (responsibly) is a good start to our party plan. Considering that venture funding boomed in booze startups at the end of last year, there are many fast scaling drinktechs to choose from. For instance, VitiBot is a French industrial start-up, which designs and produces wine robots! An alternative for those who may want to continue dry January, don’t drink alcohol, or who may need to run a nation state - CleanCo produces low and no alcohol spirits. 

If you have allegations to avoid, or plan to work hybrid - SaaS tools can be extremely helpful. Knowing if your team members are remote, in office or away can help  ̷f̷i̷g̷u̷r̷e̷ ̷o̷u̷t̷ ̷t̷h̷e̷ ̷g̷u̷e̷s̷t̷ ̷l̷i̷s̷t̷  organise the nature of meetings and projects. Effective SaaS startups in this sector include Common Surface - providing an aesthetically pleasing interface that's quick to use.

Lastly, most good parties come with a hangover. Being dehydrated after a party, drink or no drink, can be an issue too. Don't let your business meeting keep you thirsty. DASH prides itself on its 'wonky' drinks, providing water infused with wonky fruit and veg, reflecting their waste-reducing ethos. They've also been backed by Ex-Manchester United captain Patrice Evra!

As always, if there's public pressure for you to resign, or you might just fancy a new career at a startup, check out the jobs on our site!

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