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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Re-imagining connection in your new hybrid team

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Working remotely (from home or elsewhere)? Working in your organisation's office? ...or a bit of both (AKA hybrid)? How do these ways of working change how we connect with our co-workers and teams? In this session we will delve deep into what teams need to make them work, and how working remotely from our co-workers can put a strain on some of these elements. We will also consider how workplaces of the future will be designed to make the most of those times when teams come together in person. While some of us need to continue to work within a set location away from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many of us can work from anywhere, at any time. In these cases, technology enables us do our work and connect with co-workers "virtually". However, human beings are designed to communicate and collaborate in-person rather than via laptop screens! So, what conscious choices can we make about how we engage with our remote colleagues, so we can obtain the benefits of virtual working while not sacrificing the crucial human elements which make teams work? In addition, in a post-COVID world the reasons for us to travel to an office look very different. What does this mean for how workspaces will be designed and what will they need to provide employees to make it worth the journey? Perhaps endless banks of hotdesks to accommodate the whole workforce at once are less important and, instead, collaborative spaces are key? We look forward to exploring with you and uncovering insights at this virtual session!

Organisational Agility & Positive Psychology - the future of work?

The University of Melbourne

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?

The University of Melbourne

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?

The University of Melbourne

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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Agile Mindset for shaping HR and Employee Experience

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