Undoubtedly the pandemic has created hardship. It has also created the opportunity for us to rethink work and the workplace in order for us to maximise employee experience and thriving organisations. However, are we jumping to conclusions without understanding the challenge?
With our series ‘Leading Healthy and Productive Post-Pandemic Workplaces – What are we missing?’, we want to get a grip on the right questions that allow to lead and enable great practice for healthy and productive post pandemic workplaces. What do healthy workplaces of the future look like? How do we use technology to support collaborative and productive working? What type of leadership do we need?
To uncover the right questions, we take personal, organisational and workplace factors into consideration when thinking about how to practically create a healthy and productive work life in organisations that succeed.
We knew it before, but the pandemic has hit it home. Technostress can be the threat in an increasingly remote workforce that uses mainly digital communication technologies to collaborate and perform. Remote working has advantages for integrating work and life demands but also creates challenges for bringing health and performance together. Many working remotely feel they are online 24/7 with requests pinging up on the screen of smartphones and work devices. With astonishing results: While permanently wired to work, employees feel increasingly disconnected from their organisation and colleagues.
In this accelerator lab webinar, we will interactively explore how to use technology in the workplace to create collaborative and healthy ways of working and what supportive working conditions we can employ.
This event will be capped at 30 participants and you will be sent a link with the joining instructions in the order confirmation.
Dr Caroline Rook is a lecturer in Leadership at Henley Business School. Her research relates to creating healthy and productive workplaces through exploring the links between leadership and well-being in organisations. She investigates in particular how to manage executive stress, how to maintain authentic functioning at work and the role of coaching for creating resilience for positive leadership. She has been involved in research and practice related to the topics of leadership, well-being, authenticity and coaching for some years at Lord Ashcroft International Business School (UK), INSEAD (France) and University of Exeter Business School, Centre for Leadership Studies (UK).