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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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ECONOMY COMPROMISES WORKER HEALTH

Workers on zero hours or temporary contracts often receive a lower level of care around health and wellbeing than their permanent, full-time co-workers, according to a survey from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health of 500 non-permanent workers and 100 business leaders in a range of UK industry sectors. According to the report, 64% work without sick pay and 43% without holiday pay.

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: NEWS ROUNDUP

Alternative tyranny? In their interactive session based on their award-winning article, Is a coaching culture an alternative tyranny?, Karen Dean and Sam Humphrey involved delegates in small group discussions around questions including: What is a coaching custodian? What are the challenges and successes for coaching custodians? What’s the purpose of a coaching culture? How do you build a coaching culture? Dean and Humphrey see coaching culture as a means to an end rather than an end, which they felt organisations could run away with if these questions weren’t addressed, writes Sarah Dale.   Dorset revises strategy Dorset County Council has […]

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