|Welcome to the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing newsletter – October 2022
This is the big one… we have so many opportunities to share with you all!
Make sure to read all the way down and be aware you are allowed to sign up for any and or all of these opportunities (you are not limited to one!)
|JOIN THE EVOLVE WORKPLACE WELLBEING NETWORK!
We have 40 places available for the first group to join our new online Evolve Workplace Wellbeing network: a chance for like-minded managers, HR practitioners and business leaders to hear cutting edge insight into workplace wellbeing (from our research) and discuss workplace wellbeing strategies and initiatives together.
Newsletter subscribers get priority booking from today until 12th October (when the call for participants will go public on social media).
Hear about the research insight sessions, discussion groups, office hours, progress meetings and other opportunities available to network members and how to apply here: https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/launch-of-the-evolve-workplace-wellbeing-network/
|THE PROPEL HUB PEOPLE MANAGEMENT HACKATHON
We have spaces for 25 businesses / charities / public sector organisations (two or three people per business) to take part in our day-long London in-person event on 28th October 2022. Join PrOPEL Hub experts from across the UK for an interactive, solution-focused day event on workplace wellbeing, conflict resolution, employee engagement and performance management. It’s a workout for your people management knowledge and skills – all evidence-based, all free.
Find out more and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-propel-hub-people-management-hackathon-tickets-384437993387
|FEEDBACK ON OUR WEBSITE WITH PROPEL HUB EVALUATORS
We love providing you with evidence-informed resources on workplace wellbeing. We hope you feel the same! To prove our worth for potential future projects in this area and / or improve our work where you see gaps, we need your feedback. Would you be willing to have a short conversation with PrOPEL Hub evaluators from the University of Strathclyde about the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team’s work and impact?
If so – please contact Carolina and Colin using this link: https://strathbusiness.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bK46AdtDe0Oje62
|HOW FAR DO YOU WANT TO GO WITH WORKPLACE WELLBEING? SURVEY – TAKE PART! (closing date 31st October)
In response to questions from our workshop participants, we set up this survey on fairness, responsibility and impact in workplace wellbeing. We need as many responses as possible to inform future work. If you saw this last month but forgot to take part, please consider doing so now. It will take around 10 minutes and you can reflect on your own workplace wellbeing views and practices. Closing date 31st October.
|POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE WORKERS TOO…
A new open access review by UEA workplace wellbeing researcher Dr David Watson and UEA social policy colleague Dr John Turnpenny set out to address this gap by asking the question: ‘What is the effectiveness of different interventions, practices and institutional arrangements in supporting postgraduate mental health?’
You can find out more here: https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/supporting-the-wellbeing-of-postgraduate-research-students/
|MEET THE TEAM AT UPCOMING EVENTS
On 28th October 2022 in London, eight experts from the PrOPEL Hub team will be offering insight and interactive activities on four people management topics: wellbeing, conflict management, engagement and performance assessment in the PrOPEL Hub People Management Hackathon (more info above). Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-propel-hub-people-management-hackathon-tickets-384437993387
|On 1st November 2022 in Norwich, our team will be holding an Open Space Meeting on Good Jobs, for anyone who has an interest in making work better in the Mile Cross ward of Norwich (employers, workers, activists, local authority and charity workers). Free to attend, the group will answer the question “What could good jobs look like in Mile Cross?” together. Email R.Woodard@uea.ac.uk to find out more.
|On 29th November 2022, Evolve team member Dr Helen Fitzhugh will be presenting an interactive workshop with Esmee Wilcox for Norfolk Network on the UEA campus called: Alternative Work Futures – Working towards a connected, kind and caring economy. Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alternative-work-futures-tickets-429199054927
|Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network member events will be advertised to network members only starting in November.
When the team is out and about, we are often asked how to find and download the practical resources that we have produced. Here are quick links to help you access them directly:
From ‘What now??!’ to ‘What if?’: A comprehensive guide to exploring and embedding workplace wellbeing: https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/diagnostics/
4 Boosts for frontline workers (infographic, handbook, video): https://www.propelhub.org/how-to-improve-frontline-work-4-boosts-for-frontline-workers/
Business case calculator (direct link): https://evolveworkplacewellbeing.org/business-calculator/#calculate
Checklist for the pro-active management of remote workers: https://www.propelhub.org/a-checklist-for-the-pro-active-management-of-remote-workers/
|OTHER INTERESTING LINKS
In this section we compile interesting other evidence-informed links on workplace wellbeing that we have found interesting or that appear on our sister site the PrOPEL Hub: www.propelhub.org
These are not produced by the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team.
Wednesday 5 October, 1330-1700, Aston Business School, online – Levelling up: Managing People in Microbusinesses in a Changing World https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/levelling-up-managing-people-in-microbusinesses-in-a-changing-world-tickets-348031901787
In this blog Alan Felstead of Cardiff University discusses the publication of his new book Remote Working: A Research Overview. The book provides an accessible overview of the history of remote working and the impact of the massive shifts in the location of work that have occurred because of the global pandemic. https://www.propelhub.org/charting-the-impact-and-legacy-of-the-great-homeworking-experiment/
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