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Beyond Engagement

CIPD Surrey and North Hampshire Branch

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

Beyond Engagement

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In this talk Professor Katie Bailey will explore the latest research on looking at what "makes work meaningful - or meaningless". 


Meaningful work is something to which we all aspire, but about which surprisingly little is known. For many academics this is the next step on from creating an engaged workforce. Professor Katie Bailey and Dr Adrian Madden undertook an interview-based study involving 135 individuals in 10 very different occupations to find out which factors foster meaningfulness in work and which destroy it. They found that meaningfulness is different from other work-related attitudes such as engagement, in that meaningfulness tends to be intensely personal and individual. Professor Bailey will be sharing the results of this research which includes highlighting features of meaningfulness and the seven factors within the control of managers  that emerged as destroyers of meaningfulness. 
Professor Katie Bailey (nee Truss) joined Sussex University in November 2013 as Professor of Management. Previously, she held several roles at the University of Kent, including Head of Kent Business School at Medway, and Head of the People, Management and Organisation subject group. Prior to that she was founder and Director of the Centre for Research in Employment, Skills and Society and Head of the Leadership, HRM and Organisation subject group at Kingston Business School. 
Katie was founder and Director of the Employee Engagement Consortium of public and private sector organisations, and has advised a wide range of organisations on their employee engagement and HR strategies. Katie contributed to McLeod and Clarke’s Engaging for Success review, 2009.
Katie has written and co-authored many publications for the CIPD, Harvard Business Review, and my personal favourite  Performance management and the psychological contract in Human Resource Management Journal, 1997. 

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Is there any parking?

Yes.  There is free parking after 6pm.

Are refreshments provided?

There will be some light refreshments.


Directions by road If approaching from London (A3) or the M25 (Junction 10), remain on A3 until you reach the exit signed to Cathedral and university. Do not take the exit signed to Guildford.

If approaching from the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to Cathedral and the University).

If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the gyratory system at the exit marked Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take first turning into Guildford Park Road and continue along Madrid Road to The Chase for a mile. At the roundabout take the third exit, into the University entrance.


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Room 32 MS 01, Rik Medlik building
Business school
Alexander Fleming Rd
GU2 7JP Guildford
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

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