For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May 2018), we’ve compiled a list of tips and best practices to help reduce stress levels for both you and your colleagues in the work place.
- Think about the purpose of the email and who needs to know about it. Apply this when deciding who to copy into emails.
- Copy people in on a “need to know basis”
- Consider whether it might be easier to go and speak to the individual concerned, and follow up afterwards with an email.
In the first edition of our Staff Profiles series, we spoke to Nicola Thompson, Divisional Operations Assistant for the Divisions of Brain Sciences and Experimental Medicine.
What does your role entail?
A variety of admin tasks to assist with the day-to-day operation of the Brain Sciences and Experimental Medicine Divisions. This might include processing Honorary associations, administering timesheets, processing finance forms or editing the Brain Sciences newsletter. I work closely with the Divisional Manager and Section Managers. (more…)
On 1 February 2018, the Department of Medicine hosted its inaugural Athena SWAN lecture.
The lecture – ‘Driving Performance via Generational Culture Change’ – was delivered by Professor Alexandra Beauregard (Middlesex University Business School).
The talk discussed a number of topics, including:
- the presence of bias in organisational processes
- how businesses can benefit from a gender-balanced workforce
- what a work-life balance means to the modern worker
Watch the lecture in full via YouTube: https://youtu.be/x9yt2LcaKj0
In response to outcomes from the 2017 Staff Survey, new training opportunities are available to staff in the Department of Medicine: Active Bystander and Bullying and Harassment. (more…)