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Summary

In this section we have explored two notable trends in work and working practices. The rise of remote working and the greater use of technology with a specific focus on …

Focus on current research

The role email plays in impacting health, well-being and productivity is an area of interest for us. We currently have an ongoing research project in which we are exploring this …

Email Productivity v Stress

Although there have been positive moves towards improving work-place health, there remains a high prevalence of work-related stress. One explanation is that technological advances over the past decade, particularly smartphones …

What the data says: Email and health

In this video Dr Liz Braithwaite outlines data from some of the research we have conducted on email use and the relationship with stress and productivity. Does the data Dr …

Remote working – A white paper

In 2018 members of the course team (Prof Marc Jones, Dr Liz Braithwaite, Visiting Prof Andy McCann) worked as a part of a team with Nuffield health to review the …

Homeworking Trends

The prevalence of homeworking, in general, has increased in recent years, with concomitant developments in technology facilitating this approach. While many office workers have worked from home during the recent …

How has the working environment changed?

The white-collar working environment has drastically changed over the past two decades, with a sharp increase in ‘agile working’. This is where employees are empowered to work where, when, and …

Introduction

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” And certainly for work and working practices this appears to be the case. What we plan to do …

Leadership and Organisational Stress

It is often a bold and courageous person that takes on the role of a leader. Whilst leadership can be demonstrated by anyone who inspires others to act, here, we …

Summary

In this week we have covered a great deal of information on stress, health and performance in the workplace. We have discussed what stress is, and how it can impact …

The link between leadership and stress

Many of us have a strong affinity with the organisations for whom we work. This is not surprising. As people, we have a fundamental need to belong to groups. We …

Personality and stress

One factor that plays a role in how we respond to stress, and make sense of the world is our personality. Read the blog here to get an overview of …