Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, we could clearly say how to foster productivity and wellbeing within business. Now, in 2020, people are wondering what good practice looks like in changed circumstances and what it should look like in 2021? This business lunch event will consider how we adapt existing good practice to meet current wellbeing needs in different organisations.

There will be talks by researcher Dr Helen Fitzhugh and health and safety practitioner Dr Ruth Hartley from construction contractor nmcn, sharing insights into how organisations are responding to current challenges.

Dr Ruth Hartley (C.Psychol) is an experienced psychologist and spent over 17 years in academic and research roles, primarily working with the construction industry. She takes a pragmatic approach, which seeks to have a positive impact on people working within nmcn.

Dr Helen Fitzhugh (PhD) is a social researcher interested in organisations and social value, with a fascination for how good intentions are translated within organisations into action, and creating positive change for the people involved.

They will also introduce a new initiative to help boost productivity and wellbeing through supporting the growth of better workplaces in the UK; drawing upon the very latest research and evidence. The initiative brings together managers who are leading innovative strategies in the workplace to bring their practical experience to bear, with cutting edge researchers who are doing interesting work with businesses and organisations to drive innovation and productivity.

The free lunchtime online event is on Monday 16 November 12:00-13:30 – settle in with your lunch or coffee and listen to some enlightening discussions. After the online talks, there will be an opportunity for Q&A and then an optional half hour ‘virtual space’ for networking.