What we're about

In the 'age of disruption' we need to be change-agile, while performing at our best, and we need deep resources of resilience. This group is all about exploring research and practice from the fields of psychology and organisational science that are shaping the future of work.

This meetup (usually the second Tuesday of every other month) is for professionals, leaders and other practitioners interested in managing and leading change, developing resilience and performance - and enabling personal and organisational thriving.

Why this group was formed

The pace of change is accelerating, and yet many people already report feeling overwhelmed, under-valued and burnt out. We need another way.

Research in organisational & psychological science is showing that when we ‘thrive’, that is when we are able to bring the best of ourselves to work, are also at our most adaptable, we perform at our best, and we are at our most resilient and happy.

In addition to having a strong basis in psychological and organisational science, these techniques are being used at organisations like as Google, Apple, Mckinsey and even the US Military to deliver better and more sustainable results.

P.s. if you're interested in knowing more about the background to the techniques, below are some great resources to get you started.

Firstly an introduction to the field of Positive Pyschology* by Dr Martin Seligman:

http://youtu.be/5CpLEOO5oyo

http://www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology?language=en

An intro to the practice of mindfulness at work: https://hbr.org/2015/12/why-google-target-and-general-mills-are-investing-in-mindfulness

And a quick overview of Positive Organisational Behaviour*: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_organizational_behavior

And a great article on the benefits of positive workplace cultures: https://hbr.org/2015/12/proof-that-positive-work-cultures-are-more-productive

That's just a flavour of course - come along to the meetup or get in touch and I'd be more than happy to discuss more!!

* By the way, where you see the word 'Positive' above (as in 'Positive Psychology' and 'Positive Organisations') think of it as meaning 'Optimal Functioning'... rather than as in 'positive thinking'... the proponents of these fields of research would say: to be at our very best, we have to embrace our whole selves - the so-called 'negative' as well!

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Employee Experience Workshop - exploring moments that matter

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Help us to identify moments that matter in the employee experience journey!

Nikki will facilitate an interactive and engaging workshop to find out more about the touch points or times at work which have the biggest impact on your employee experience. Together we will develop a group understanding of the key influences on employee experience as we hear from a range of voices.

Your facilitator:

Nikki Tugano, Lead Employee Experience Consultant - LiveTiles
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkitugano/
Nikki is a spirited pioneer shaping the future of Employee Experience (EX). Passionate about bridging the gap between what science knows and what business does, she is both an engaging educator, and impactful practitioner. By combining her professional expertise in HR, Leadership, and Psychology she empowers people and organisations to perform at their best, taking a holistic and systemic approach to transforming EX. Now building a community of EX enthusiasts, she’s trailblazing her way through to making a meaningful positive impact in the EX space. Her multitude of talents continues away from work, where she spends her time teaching yoga and positive psychology, relaxing at the beach, or exploring snow covered mountains.

Richard Parton, Principal Consultant - Everest
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtriparton/
Business Agility Transformation and Positive Psychology expert, highly experienced at helping organisations develop their business agility strategy to create human friendly, adaptive workplaces ready for the challenge of the digital age. He has nearly twenty years’ experience in creating high performing transformation programs, is a Lean Change evangelist, practitioner and trainer and uses techniques that leverage lean startup, agile and traditional change management to create sustainable change and business agility for clients.

Helen Worrall, Senior Consultant - Cappfinity
https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-worrall-msc-37005821/
Helen is a UK Chartered Occupational Psychologist, with 10+ years’ experience working globally in HR and organisational consultancy. Helen’s expertise in assessment and development of individuals, teams and organisations means she enjoys partnering with clients to uncover insights, set direction and take action. Helen is passionate about enabling the success of organisations through the appropriate placement and development of their people; and by helping organisations create workplaces where their people can thrive. She's committed to her daily meditation practice and in her spare time you'll find her walking while listening to a classic novel, practicing yoga and pilates, cooking, and getting out into nature as much as possible.

More details on the event to follow!

Organisational Agility & Positive Psychology - the future of work?

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The world is transforming at a dizzying pace - and we believe that agility and positive psychology hold many of the answers to today's challenges.

Organisational Agility & Positive Psychology - the future of work?

Needs a location

The world is transforming at a dizzying pace - and we believe that agility and positive psychology hold many of the answers to today's challenges.

Organisational Agility & Positive Psychology - the future of work?

Needs a location

The world is transforming at a dizzying pace - and we believe that agility and positive psychology hold many of the answers to today's challenges.

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