Past Event

What can you do to make your Workplace Happier?

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe @ House of Commons (June 2018)


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Knowledge Cafe

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Thu 21 Jun 2018


Portcullis House 


London, United Kingdom

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Date: Thursday 21 June 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people.

Refreshments will be provided. The cafe itself will start prompt at 6:30pm.

Theme and Question: What can you do to make your Workplace Happier?

Imagine the workplace as a series of overlapping environments; a physical environment, a technological environment, a procedural environment and so on.

What goes on in these different environments affects how we behave, perform and feel at work.

According to a report published on 2 May 2018 by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development:

"The greatest risks to employee well-being are psychological:
  • 37% of organisations report that stress-related absence has increased.
  • 55% say that reported common mental health conditions have increased (41% in 2016)
  • 51% are increasing awareness of mental health issues across the workforce compared with 31% in 2016.”
Thinking predominantly about the emotional-psychological environment we invite you to take part in a series of conversations about what promotes psychological well-being in the workplace and what you can do to make your workplace happier.

Speaker: James Brown

James Brown is a Business Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology, The Association for Business Psychology and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

He has over ten years knowledge and experience in senior leadership, with a particular emphasis on performance management, personal and professional development, and psychological well-being.

As a keen musician James also has a strong interest in performance and creative processes as well as the benefits of being ‘in the zone'.

James is a strong advocate of authenticity, autonomy and collaboration in the workplace along with the right balance of challenge and support whether it is directed upwards, down or across the hierarchy. He believes we are at our best when we are driven to work in this way by our highest values and sense of purpose.

He is the founder of thehappyworkplace.co.uk which offers ideas, tools and consultancy for a better work-life.

Sponsor: Bryn Morgan, Director of Research Development, House of Commons

Portcullis House
Bridge Street

Room: Macmillan Room

Directions: On entering Portcullis House you will be subject to a security scan and bag search.

Please report to reception and explain you have come to attend the Knowledge Cafe in the Macmillan Room.. You will need to have registered to be allowed entry.


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