Tue, 29 Mar

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Talk/panel debate webinar

From decent wages to decent work: showcasing the SMART work design framework

Creating quality work that is healthy and productive. World-leading researcher, ARC Laureate Fellow Sharon Parker, outlines the importance of work design for multiple work outcomes using the SMART model. Plus we launch our serious game drawing on the science concerning living wages and decent work.

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From decent wages to decent work: showcasing the SMART work design framework

Time & Location

29 Mar, 09:00 – 11:00 BST

Talk/panel debate webinar

About the Event

This EAWOPii talk/panel webinar develops our ongoing series on decent work, with two major contributions: 

  • Prof Sharon Parker (Curtin University, Australia)
  • Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann (University of Edinburgh Business School and EAWOP Impact Incubator Decent work topic lead)

Prof Parker will outline the importance of work design for multiple work outcomes, including job performance, innovation, well-being, mental health, and safety. She will unpack the SMART work design model (S= Stimulating, M = Mastery, A = Agency, R = Relational, T = Tolerable); a model which synthesizes years of research on this topic.  She will provide examples of how this model can be applied to remote working during the pandemic, as well as to topics such as digitalization, and examples as to how work can be redesigned to become SMARTer.

Following this we will launch our new ESRC and EAWOP-funded serious game, “Superbmarket”, that draws on the science concerning living wages and decent work. Dr. McWha-Hermann will review the game and how it can be used to develop understanding of the impact of poor quality and low paid work for employees and their leaders.

Those attending this event will gain insight of how to develop and design work to enhance employee productivity, well-being and retention. Future webinars will consider the distinct components of decent work – sign up with the impact incubator if you would like to receive further information about these forthcoming event.

The event is led by Prof Rosalind Searle, (Director of the EAWOP Impact incubator and Prof of HRM and organisational psychology, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow).

  • 9:00 Introductions and welcome - Prof Rosalind Searle 
  • 9:10 Science talk 1: Creating quality work that is healthy and productive: The SMART work design framework. Prof Sharon Parker
  • 9:50 Q&A
  • 10:05 – 10:10 short break
  • 10.10 – 10.40 “Superbmarket” serious game launch – Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann 
  • 10.45 wrap-up event

The event will be recorded, subtitles added and these talks hosted on the EAWOP impact incubator’s YouTube channel.

Of particular interest to...

European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP)

HR professionals, through UK’s CIPD, but also across Europe.

Scotland Can Be

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