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FIND THE ‘SWEET SPOT’ BETWEEN TECH AND WELLBEING – BPS DOP ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 9-11 JANUARY 2019, CHESTER, UK

People who are ‘always on’ technologically tend to be more engaged at work, but also report more stress and a poorer work-life balance, according to research presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology’s (BPS DOP) annual conference in January. Organisations with cultures that encourage staff to resist the pressure to be always connected can help them be happier and more productive, according to business psychologists, Nikhita Blackburn and Helen Rayner. Their study examined factors that influence how people use technology. Some 1,116 workers completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment and answered questions on the advantages […]

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TECH: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY

In part 2 of her two-part series examining coaching and technology, Adina Tarry highlights the importance of taking an ethical perspective as technology becomes more widespread and sophisticated. This issue: Coaching and technology: revolution or co-evolution? Just as I anticipated in a LinkedIn article posted at the start of the year, 2018 has so far been a year when all things related to digital technology have exploded into mainstream consciousness, into the media and into conferences, talks and dedicated events. The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics is now one of the top issues for debates about work and increasingly […]

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