Join us to hear from Professor Michael Leiter, one of the world’s foremost experts on workplace civility and engagement, about his applied research in this very important field. He will explain how he has come to understand that respect and civility are the keys to better workplaces and how his research has shown that fundamental values such as respect and civility are not as widespread as we think.
In the modern workplace, we are all facing added pressures caused by technology automation, social media or higher expectations that cause conflict, thereby reduced productivity. Meanwhile, productivity depends increasingly on superbly functioning teamwork. Throughout his decades of research and work across the globe, Prof Leiter can show that by strengthening the culture of respect and engagement organisations have seen not only a reduction in incivility but an improvement in collegial relationships and a reduction in burnout and rates of absenteeism.
Professor Michael P. Leiter, PhD will share a synopsis of his years of international research and why the principles of the SCORE program have proven to be so effective. Dr. Leiter is a renowned expert on the psychology of work with an enduring commitment to improving worklife quality with many widely cited articles on job burnout, work engagement, and workplace civility. He has held a Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Wellbeing. In 2016 he moved to Deakin University in Melbourne Australia to continue this work as a Professor of Organisational Psychology. His recent initiatives have focused on improving the quality of worklife through enhancing the level of civility and respect among colleagues. His intervention work on improving respect and civility at work has demonstrated a close link of improved collegiality with greater engagement with work.
We will share some early results of PeopleScape’s work in partnership with Prof Leiter and how this work is adding value to one of PeopleScape’s client’s.
Tuesday, 27th March 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Stamford Plaza Hotel
22 Albert St, Auckland
Full breakfast provided at 7:30, presentation begins at 8:00
Parking is nearby in the Downtown carpark @$4/hour or limited valet parking is available at the Stamford Plaza. There are also various Wilsons carparks in the vicinity
RSVP by Tuesday 20th March