Podcast: Preparing for a change of mindset as well as a change of office space

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Dr Matthew Davis is an Associate Professor at Leeds University Business School, a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His research centres on how people interact with their environments, the impact of different office designs and how businesses engage in CSR, particularly to address sustainability and modern slavery. Hannah Collis is a Researcher in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at Leeds University Business School and a Member of the British Psychological Society. Her research explores individual differences and wellbeing at work, specifically looking at how the workplace interacts with and influences personality and wellbeing over time, and what this means for work behaviours and performance.

Hannah Collis and Matthew Davis

Hannah Collis and Dr Matthew Davis discuss how organisations can make the most of the disruption caused by the pandemic, and the need for employers to continually check-in with employees on their return to the office. 

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This project – Adapting Offices for the Future of Work – is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to Covid-19. An infographic to accompany the podcast is available – “Planning your return to the office.”

This podcast episode was recorded remotely in June 2021. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available. 

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