Workshop: Making Work Worth Doing

10 November 2022, 09:00 - 12:00

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

How do we create meaningful work and give employees a greater sense of purpose in their working lives?

Businesses have faced this challenge for many years, struggling to fix or address it consistently. Yet every business leader knows that motivated employees are critical to organisational success. These individuals, with high levels of commitment, drive and energy, positively impact productivity and increase the likelihood of an organisation achieving its goals and objectives – so how can we ensure every individual is engaged and producing meaningful work?

Working with the Business School at Northumbria University, we’ve designed an interactive workshop to bring fresh and diverse thinking to this longstanding people puzzle.

Led by Northumbria University’s Professor of Business Ethics, Dr. Alex Hope, we will discuss and explore employee motivation and perspectives on performing and providing meaningful work. We’ll focus on how motivation and purpose impact employee performance and how to create meaning in our own work and that of others.

Designed for both leaders and their teams, come along and find out how you can give employees a greater sense of purpose, help them to feel a part of something larger than themselves and feel inspired to do their best possible work.

About our Speaker:

Dr Alex Hope is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Newcastle Business School. He undertakes teaching, research and consultancy roles across a number of topics including responsible business, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), energy policy and business ethics.

He is also Vice-Chair of the UK and Ireland Chapter of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) initiative and Co-Chair of the UN PRME Climate Change and Environment working group. He holds a PhD in Sustainable development, an MA in Academic Practice and BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management.

Prior to his academic career, Alex worked in retail management, local government and as a sustainability consultant.

The Small Print

Workshops are open to all members and partners of the Forum.

Two guest places are available to ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Premium’ members.

If you are a ‘Core’ member and would like to upgrade your membership, or find out more please email or call one of the team on 0191 500 7780.

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