Cambridge Network Event: Breakfast Networking - Wellbeing at Work
Do you have an ‘always on’ culture? Is your work space under pressure? Find out the latest about what employers in Cambridge are doing around workplace well-being.
|Dates||23 Oct 2014 - This event is in the past.|
|Opening times||08:00 - 10:00|
|Venue||Hauser Forum, The Entrepreneurship Centre, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT|
|Organiser name||Dawn Nicholls|
Cambridge is one of the top places in the county to find a job; we’re the most likely to cycle to work; we’re innovative with more patents per head than anywhere else; and we’re also up there on 'quality of life' league tables. So what are employers here doing to enhance employee wellbeing whilst maintaining such a productive workplace?
Three Cambridge Network members (Talent Glue, COEL and Cambridge Plant Interiors) are conducting some local research into the topic. Their research looks at the ‘hygiene factors’ in the design of the physical work environment as well as the 'motivating factors’ in an organisation’s culture that help to build and maintain wellbeing. They explore whether there is a fine line between flexible working and an ‘always on’ culture where people are still working on their beach holiday. They also look practically at what employers can do when workspace comes under pressure - those comfy sofas getting replaced by much needed desks or moving to a hot-desking environment. They will also share some tips on how we can ensure our own wellbeing at work.
This session is aimed at HR, Finance, Facilities and other managers responsible for people’s wellbeing.
08:00 Registration and networking over coffee & bacon rolls
09:30 Further networking
Any Cambridge Network member may attend, with the focus of the meeting being on members with under 50 staff. There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by clicking on 'Book Now' in the usual way. Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join for £50+VAT and come along to many other networking events for free or breakfast events at the member rate.
In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance. Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.
Please note: If you're unable to make this date, or would like to pursue your interest in Wellbeing, Cambridge Network's Learning Collaboration is running a course 'taster' session, 'Where to start with wellbeing' on 10th December.
We generally run a minimum of 10 networking events over the year, aimed at a group size of around 30 - 40 delegates and focussing on topics such as HR, Marketing, Sales, IT, Finance etc. If you would like to speak at a future breakfast meeting, please send details of your proposed topic to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about at one of these sessions, please also get in touch with your suggestion.
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Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.