Techweek TV: The Future of Wellbeing at Work

The move to level 4 lockdown with 48 hours notice required agile decision making and accelerated our shift to future-flexible ways of working.

What's it all about?

The process of supporting staff to work from home for eight weeks meant a reassessment of what work is and how to manage the wellbeing of a dispersed workforce. Join Rosanne Ellis, head of AUT’s Research and Innovation Office and a panel of experts as they discuss what the rapid pivot to wholesale work from home meant, and what organisations can draw from it for the future on topics including:

• The role of technology - an enabler + disruptor - tools to support mental health and wellbeing, phenomena experienced during lockdown such as zoom fatigue
• Flexible workplaces and unintended consequences - cyber security, mental health (strain on work-life balance, anxiety, isolation)
• Digital disruption - impact on productivity, equity, staff engagement/retention, speed of adoption Qus: how will this change how we work in the future? Will we be more productive, happier, resilient?
• Health & Safety culture and individual mind-shifts i.e. “Just Culture” practice etc Legal obligations of employer when staff WFH (Worksafe, ACC, OSH).

This Techweek TV session is aimed at  Business, community 

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Tuesday 28 Jul
10:30am - 11:00am

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Dave Pinchen

Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Dave has a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing to solve problems, an approach that has served him well throughout his HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality) career.

His broad range of specialities include:
- Asbestos management, project management, analysis, monitoring and process development.
- Psychological safety (including cultural change and team development)
- Construction (Commercial & Residential Build & Refurbishment, Commercial, Industrial & Residential Demolition, FM (Multi & Integrated Services), Highways & Infrastructure, Telecoms and Utilities)
- Management Systems (development, integration, ISO standards, compliance)

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Galia Barhava-Monteith

Knowledge Mobilisation Advisor, Auckland University of Technology

Psychologist by training, Galia Barhava-Monteith’s professional experience includes consulting, senior executive and governance roles, executive coaching and founding a social change organisation. She is passionate about mindfully using the best available evidence to drive positive change in society at large.

Drawing on her personal experience overcoming a serious health condition, she also developed a professional interest in the field of healthcare. In 2018 she completed a Ph.D. that explored innovative approaches to the treatment of people with chronic illnesses.

Passionate about using evidence-based approaches to transform organisational cultures - she brings her executive, governance and strategic consulting to mobilising and commercializing health and wellbeing research for impact.

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Jarrod Haar

Professor of Human Resource Management

Dr Jarrod Haar (PhD), of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta descent, is a Professor of Human Resource Management, in the Department of Management, AUT. He researches, teaches and supervises in the Auckland CBD.

In 2018, Jarrod conducted the Quantitative Research on the 4-day work week for Perpetual Guardian. He currently consults for companies looking to adopt such a programme.

In 2010, he was awarded Associate Fellow Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (AFHRINZ) status and won the Inaugural HRINZ HR Researcher of the Year award in 2016.

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