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Jez's Notebook | May, 2020 Archive

Position Statement on the Engagement and Management of Organisational Culture for a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Position Statement on the Engagement and Management of Organisational Culture for a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Published May 2020 by Amy Brann, neuroscience advisor and Jez Rose, broadcaster and behaviour insight advisor

Earlier in May 2020, Amy and I ran a free webinar for the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Professional Development), Confessions of a Neuroscientist and Behaviourist, which you can watch again here. A number of questions came up from viewers (which we’ve answered at the end of this article), along with a clear need for clarity and guidance.

The disruption to workplace environments and working practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted organisations from all sectors, of all sizes, across the world.

Understandable knee-jerk reactions were made at the time of an uncertain developing crisis, which have created

Nature Works – culture, leadership and COVID-19

The Government has encouraged greater connection with the outdoors as part of its national COVID-19 coping strategy.

Going for walks, gardening, outdoor exercise and even “sitting on a park bench” have all been encouraged by the Government as part of its national coping strategy with the unprecedented impact and changes associated with the Corona virus.

For me and no doubt many other psychologists, health advisors, gardeners and proponents of wellbeing it has been both encouraging and joyful to see so many more people interacting with and connecting with the great outdoors.

Even if you are without a garden of your own, when there’s little else to do and with restrictions on socialising and physical movement over a sustained period of time, many more people have become