Bots, burnout and blame: How to use IT to build better organisations
Wednesday 5th September 2018, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Matthew Bellringer MBCS BSc (Hons)
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.
This event is free of charge and open to all, though please register via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2MmiT19
Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
In our working lives we have tools that would seem magical to employees a hundred years ago. Our hand-held devices connect us immediately to most of the combined knowledge of humanity. Our working conditions have improved immeasurably. So why are levels of anxiety and depression so high? Poor workplaces cause their staff to feel this way. This leads to poor decision-making and organisational failure.
We will consider key personal and organisational factors which give rise to workplace stress, and what can be done about them. We'll look at research which suggests that the most effective organisations are not the most stressful, and that high performance is not the result of over-work. We'll look at the way AI and machine learning can contribute to transforming organisations into the kind of places people really want to work. This talk will help you both as an employee and a manager to build an environment which allows for greater wellbeing and higher performance.
There will be a talk followed by a discussion.
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