When asked to define the capabilities of a healthy person, Sigmund Freud responded “To work and to love.” Although many of his theses have not held up to scrutiny, Freud’s identification of an intimate connection between work and mental health is consistent with today’s current research, including that of our own. Certainly, the historical record identifies paid employment as a central aspect of human experience throughout the development of civilisation. Moreover, the absence of paid employment has been linked to deleterious consequences for individuals and society since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
In the early decades of the 21st Century, there has been a significant focus on health, especially mental health in the workplace and its impact on productivity. Our recent study found that occupational stress is one of the top 10 causes of workplace death.
Developing healthy workplaces has become a crucial factor for all organisations and involves all business siloes – HR, IT, real estate, and management cultures – but what does it mean?
In our summer 2020 Smartworking Summit, we will explore three interrelated healthy workplace goals.
Underpinning our Summit programme is our latest ground- research report, titled “Creating Healthy Workplaces”. Drawing on our study of 2,500 organisations, this research provided the first seminal insights into creating truly healthy and productive workplaces.
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The afternoon features two intimate round table sessions offering deeper dives into the issues challenging all organisations, including;
The four leading professional bodies, BIFM, CIPD, IFMA, and RICS are advocating the Smartworking Summits to their combined 300,000+ members. Plus, we are supporting the inauguration of the UK Workplace Evolutionaries Community.
It’s now time to enter the new world of Quora’s Work Excellence Platform®. This cloud-based capability delivers work change scenarios in real time.Analytic-driven performance
Releasing 8-10 new reports/year, and with a library of over 100 publications available to-date, we are without doubt the world’s most prolific authority in the field of work practice change.View Library