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Professor Sir Cary Cooper | Mental Capital and Wellbeing at Work

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Mental Capital and Wellbeing at Work: The Cost-Benefit Analysis, The Sources of Workplace Stress and Strategies to Enhance Wellbeing at Work

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Workplace and organizational wellbeing is high up on the agenda of most businesses and the public sector. The costs of workplace stress and presenteeism is high, and the negative impact on productivity, labour turnover and talent retention unacceptable—with the costs varying from 4-6% of GDP per annum per country. The health and wellbeing of employees is now a bottom line issue, no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a ‘must have’.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper will explore the costs and benefits of an organizational wellbeing strategy, the sources of stress and lack of wellbeing at work, and the strategies for dealing with them.

*The talk will be in English

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Cary L. Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, England. He is the author/editor of over 250 books (on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology), has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. He is Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Founding Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews, past Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal Stress & Health and currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Society of Public Health, The British Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Cooper is Founding President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of the first UK based Fellows of the Academy of Management (having also won the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to management from the Academy of Management) & served on the Board of Governors. In 2001, Cary was awarded A Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen for his contribution to occupational health. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Aston University (DSc), Heriot-Watt University (DLitt), Middlesex University (Doc. Univ), Sheffield University (DSc), Wolverhampton University (DBA), Bath University (Doctor of Laws) and the University of Chester (Doctor of Science); an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in 2005, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Hon FRCP) in 2006, in 2007 a Life Time Achievement Award from the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society, in 2008 an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (College of Occupational Medicine), in 2009 awarded The Richard Whipp Award for Lifetime Achievement by the British Academy of Management, in 2010 awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology and in that year an Honorary Fellowship of the British Psychological Society. Professor Cooper was Chair of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (an umbrella body of 47 learned societies in the social sciences, comprising 90,000 social scientists) (2009-2015), as well as past Chair of the Chronic Disease and Wellbeing Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum in Geneva (2009-2010); was on the GAC on mental health and wellbeing of WEF (2010-16). In November 2010, he was awarded the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award by the Times Higher Education for his distinguished contribution to higher education. In 2014 7 2015, HR Magazine voted him The Most Influential HR Thinker in the UK. In 2014 Professor Cooper was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen of England for services to the social sciences. In 2015 he was made an Academic Fellow of the CIPD and in 2015 a Patron of the Athena Swan Charter.

Professor Cooper is the Editor-in-Chief of the international scholarly Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management (13 Volume set; now in its 3rd Edition), the Editor of Who’s Who in the Management Sciences and on the Editorial Boards of many scholarly journals. He has been an adviser to two UN agencies; the World Health Organisation and the ILO; published a major report for the EU’s European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Work Conditions on `Stress Prevention in the Workplace’, produced a scientific review for the WHO/ILO on workplace violence in the health sector internationally, and was a special adviser to the Defense Committee of the House of Commons on their Duty of Care enquiry (2004-05). Joint Recipient of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, April 2005. Professor Cooper is former Chair of The Sunningdale Institute (a think tank on management/organizational issues) in the Cabinet Office & then the UK’s National School of Government (2004-2009). He was also the lead scientist to the UK Government Office for Science on their Foresight programme on Mental Capital and Well Being (2007-2009), and was appointed a member of the expert group on establishing guidance for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on ‘promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions’, 2009.

Professor Cooper is also the President of the Institute of Welfare, Past President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Immediate past President of RELATE, national Ambassador of The Samaritans, and a Patron of the Anxiety UK. He was elected President of the British Academy of Management, January 2015 serving until 2018, and President of the CIPD in January 2016 (the professional body of HR professionals in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, with over 150,000 members).

Recent Books:

High Engagement Work Culture: Balancing Me and We. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (with Dr. David Bowles).

Wellbeing: Productivity and Happiness at Work. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 (with Prof. Ivan Robertson)

How to Deal with Stress, 2013 London: Kogan Page (with Prof. Stephen Palmer)

The Right Thing to Do, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (with Theo Theobald)

The Science of Occupational Health, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 (with Prof. UIf Lundberg)

Coping with Work Stress, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010 (with Prof. Philip Dewe and Prof. Mike O’Driscoll).

Building Resilience for Success. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 (with Drs.Jill Flint-Taylor & Michael Pearn).

From Stress to Wellbeing: Volumes 1 &2. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Editor in Chief of the six volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, published by Wiley Blackwell, 2014: Children & Families, Work, Later Life, Environment, Interventions & Policies, Economics.

Stress in the Spotlight. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 (with B. Claridge).

Do We Need HR. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (with Prof. P. Sparrow & M. Hird).

Solving the Strategy Delusion. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (with Dr. M. Stigter).

The Outstanding Middle Manager. London: Kogan Page, 2016 (with G. Tinline).

The Handbook of Stress and Health. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017 (with Prof. J. Quick)

Executive Burnout: Eastern and Western Concepts. Bingley,UK: Emerald Publishers 2017 (with Prof. R. Sharma).

Well Being and work: Towards a Balanced Agenda. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (with Prof. P. Dewe).

Wellbeing: Productivity & Happiness at Work, 2nd edition, 2018, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Presenteeism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018 (with Prof. L.Lu).

Handbook of Research on the Psychological Contract at Work. Cheltenham:Edward Elgar Publ, 2019 (with Prof. Y. Griep).

The Wellbeing Workout: Managing Stress and Developing Resilence. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 (with R. Hughes and A. Kinder).

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