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British workers have picked up at least two new career driven rituals during lockdown

British workers have picked up at least two new career driven rituals during lockdown

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A new study by Hitachi Capital Business Finance of 1,500 British workers in small businesses revealed that 74% have developed new rituals during lockdown, with the average worker picking up at least two new habits.

The most common habit was spending significantly more time developing their online professional network (30%). This was followed by attending more online conferences and seminars than they had previously (27%). 

Over a quarter had made use of the time by actively studying – be it through reading business books (27%) or further learning courses (26%). One in five (22%) had spent more time mentoring young people than they had previous to the pandemic.

Similarly, almost a quarter spent more time reading trade magazines and websites (23%) or listening to industry relevant podcasts (22%). A further 19% had actively written articles for industry press or their own blogs.

While 19% said they were able to start a side business during lockdown.

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