October 31


10:30 am - 03:30 pm

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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, researchers at the ESRC PrOPEL Hub invite colleagues to attend a day of free, interactive, evidence-based workshops that will share cutting-edge research on ‘what might work’ in promoting workplace wellbeing and engagement, and help you to explore new wellbeing practices that can be embedded in your workplace or team.

The workshops will take place at Strathclyde Business School in the centre of Glasgow on Tuesday 31 October 2023. The workshops are designed to be of interest to leaders and managers at all levels (from team leaders and line managers to senior leaders); trade union and employee representatives; and researchers and policy stakeholders with an interest in fair work and workplace wellbeing. Participants are invited to attend either the morning or afternoon events, or both if you prefer. All participants are also invited to join us for lunch at 1230.

Places are limited and registration via Eventbrite is essential.

1030-1230 How can ‘fair work’ and job crafting promote engagement and wellbeing in your team?

In this two hour workshop, Dr Nicola Murray and Professor Colin Lindsay of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde will share insights from research recently conducted with more than 3,500 employees about workplace factors shaping engagement and wellbeing. Our evidence-based insights suggest that specific ‘fair work’ practices – such as broadening workplace learning opportunities and empowering people to engage in ‘job crafting’ – might be crucial for people’s wellbeing in the workplace. But how can team leaders or managers make small changes to empower employees and enhance their wellbeing? Our interactive workshop activities will help you to share insights and learn from good practice.

1330-1530 Explore and Embed Workplace Wellbeing: 5 Evidence-based Principles

In this two hour workshop, Dr Helen Fitzhugh of the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Research Team at the University of East Anglia will offer five principles that can help any organisation – regardless of size, sector or age – review their approach to workplace wellbeing. The interactive activities of the workshop will help organisations explore their current practices and then go away from the session with a good idea of what they can do next to embed a wellbeing culture in their organisation.