Workplace Communications: Diving Deep
Law Society of Tasmania
Law Society of Tasmania
Staffordshire House (videolink)
Rae & Partners Devonport (videolink)
McLean McKenzie & Topfer (videolink)
CPD Guide: 1.5 (PS, PM)
Registrations now open!
"When it comes to workplace safety, minds matter as much as bodies", says Dr Angela Martin, Workplace Psychologist
This seminar is ideally suited to and will focus on considerations for early career lawyers.
Dr Angela Martin will work with you to delve into topics including:
- Handling demanding expectations of some clients (on the phone, via emal and in person)
- Dealing with high conflict or angry clients (on the phone, via emal and in person)
- Managing interoffice communication, bullying and politics
- ...and, more
Before founding Pracademia in 2017, Angela enjoyed a successful academic career spanning over 20 years. This included senior leadership roles such as Head of Discipline (Management) and Associate Dean Research (Business & Economics) at the University of Tasmania where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Angela has a PhD in the field of Organisational and Industrial Psychology. Her research and teaching experience has been primarily focused on mental health and wellbeing at work.
Angela is involved in a number of projects in this field, one of which is Business in Mind, a workplace mental health promotion program designed for small to medium enterprise owner/managers.
'Business in Mind focuses on the different approaches business owners can take to protect well-being for themselves and their employees. It's not all about negativity and stress – we're looking at the role of positive factors and how these protect and promote mental health as well.
'In 20 to 30 years time it might be accepted that we look for psychological hazards in the workplace the same way we look for physical ones.'
'We want people to be working longer, so the healthier they are, the better the performance and commitment to the workplace we can expect. As a society, we need to start considering health as a much broader concept than in a purely physical sense and recognise the work environment as a key social determinant of health.
'I think businesses have to acknowledge that creating mentally healthy organisations is an important issue; health economics work has demonstrated the costs to individuals and their families, employers and society of not managing these issues well.'
Angela's work looks at factors that influence employee well-being from a macro, or labour market level, through to organisational culture, leadership, job design and supervisor and work team relationships.
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