Alumni workshop London: How can workplaces become more people-friendly?

This is an alumni event taking place in London on Wednesday 15 May 2019

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Contemporary workplace structure was built for a ‘Mad Man’ era, where organisations often celebrate a culture of enduring long hours, excessive workloads, a lack of sleep, and turn them into badges of honour.

There is a profound structural mismatch between how work is organised in time and space and the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce. At a time of peak inequality and political division, we will explore how such trends construct the dynamics in the workplace and the well-being of different groups of workers on a global scale, across national boundaries, cultural barriers and language limitations. Specifically, we will discuss how workplaces could become more people–friendly and how to transform the way employees feel at work.

Dr Jana Javornik, Associate Professor in Work and Employment Relations, Leeds University Business School will host this workshop about the current state and the future of sustainable workplaces

There is no charge for this event but places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

Event format

18:30 Registration
19:00 Interactive workshop
20:00 Networking and refreshments
21:00 Close

For further information, please contact Rhys Gillard at

About the speaker

Dr Jana Javornik is Associate Professor in Work and Employment Relations. She returned to Leeds in November 2018, after her tenure at the University of East London, where she worked as Associate Professor in Social Policy and Director of Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business. Prior to that, Jana was a research fellow in Sociology and Social Policy here at Leeds and Umeå University in Sweden, after having spent more than ten years in policy making, working as Senior Policy Advisor for central governments and high-profile international organisations, including the European Commission, World Bank, and ILO. Among others, Jana was Editor-in-Chief of the UNDP national Human Development Reports and Stability Pact Project Manager for the Balkans, having developed programmes on gender empowerment under the auspices of Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Jana  helped set up a Gender Task Force and a CEE Network for Gender Issues, comprising gender organisations from Eastern Europe and the CiS, North Africa and the Middle East, now serving as their Adviser.