Thursday Mar 22, 2018

Episode 19 - Emotion at Work in Humanising the workplace

In this episode, I am joined by Sarah Taylor Ph.D. where we explore her research and practice into the ways we can enrich workplaces by humanizing it and how we can also bureaucratize it too.  Our focus is her research in an elderly care setting and what employees and care workers in that setting really enjoy about their work, and how it is not necessarily what lines up with any set of 'professional standards'. 

We begin with setting a philosophical and sociological backdrop and then dive into a lot of detail as to what her research has found.  We close by learning more about how Sarah is taking her research into a more corporate setting and looking at how her findings can inform ways that her organization manages performance. 


A really great conversation and as always... the references:

Rupert Sheldrake -
- Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
Nonpaywalled/access limited article - 
Hanlon, P., Carlisle, S., Hannah, M., Reilly, D., & Lyon, A. (2011). Making the 
case for a ―fifth wave‖ in public Health. Public Health, 125(1), 30–36. 
Atul Gawande - Being Mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end
Martin Buber: I - Thou relationship
- Andrews, N. (2014). We Need to Talk about Love‘. Co-production Walves. 
Available from: 
- Kitwood, T. (2012). Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First. Berkshire: Open University Press.
Loss of practical wisdom 
Owen & Mayer - beautiful moments of connection

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