Centre for Enterprise Research and Innovation (CERI)
Meaning at Work
Start date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:30:00 BST
Finish date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:00:00 BST
This Hot Topic looks at what motivates people to work and how far their current role matches their ideal. It is unusual as a Hot Topic as it showcases a win/win project between Portsmouth Business School academics working with consultants to mutual advantage. The evening will be of specific interest to three audiences.
The consultants (Sue Wellman and Simon Phillips) are coaches and OD consultants, working with individuals and organisations to maximise employee effectiveness. They developed the motivation appraisal tool to enable highly productive coaching conversations. This Hot Topic will appeal to those involved in coaching.
Their work progressed such that they began using the tool with teams and organisations, using an engagement thread. Anyone concerned with engagement will find the session useful and thought-provoking.
Professor Charlotte Rayner had involvement in the early concepts for the tool given her interest in 'Meaning at Work'. She is developing new ideas from the USA on motivation and engagement into the UK, and wanted to capture the data for research. Simon and Sue use the data to show organisations and individuals how they rate against others, Charlotte is using the data at a broader level to deepen our understanding of meaning at work more generally. The Hot Topic will interest anyone thinking of getting into joint work with the University.
The tool will be available for demonstration from 5.30pm. Charlotte will speak on the academic basis of the tool and the usefulness of the data and the partnership. Simon and Sue will cover their use of the tool and its impact on effective coaching and OD and how working with the Business School has affected their business. We will have plenty of time for questions. Please do join us for this event.
This event is FREE and tickets can be booked through EventBrite