Month: August 2015

LSE CEP Wellbeing Seminar dates

We some more dates for your diaries… The next CEP Wellbeing Seminars organised by Professor Richard Layard, Dr Nick Powdthavee and Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve are as follows  Thursdays at 1pm (with sandwiches from 12.45) Location: 2nd floor Seminar Room (2.04), 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields 8 October      Top incomes and human wellbeing around the world Nick Powdthavee (CEP) 22 October       Happiness and health in later life Andrew Steptoe (UCL) 5 November      Boss competence and worker wellbeing Amanda Goodall (Cass Business School)  3 December  Understanding Wellbeing at Work with a Behavioural and Adaptive Approach to Job Design Kevin Daniels (UEA) 17 December Employee Satisfaction, Labor Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around The World       Alex Edmans (London Business School) These seminars are free and open to all – there is no need to register. Details of the seminars are posted on the Wellbeing Programme events page, with papers/presentations when available. For any enquiries, please contact Harriet...

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Bhutan's vision of Gross National Happiness

We recently hosted an afternoon of Wellbeing Discussion, Dialogue and Debate for 100 guests. A number of our attendees have requested a copy of Dr Julia Kim’s presentation (click below for pdf): What can we learn from Bhutan and the Vision of Gross National Happiness for Improving the Public’s Health See the discussion carry on via #WBdebate on Twitter and a reflection from this blog .  →more information on → GNH Centre  →GNH in Education →GNH Right Livelihood...

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Community consultation – questionnaire and events

How can wellbeing evidence help you achieve your objectives?  What evidence would be most useful for you and in what format? Our Community evidence strand will focus on a range of evidence areas, including: Definitions of community wellbeing Local factors that determine both personal and community wellbeing The role of social networks and participation in personal and community wellbeing The positive impacts of community wellbeing on other outcomes Impacts of community based interventions to improve wellbeing As part of our stakeholder engagement process to decide what our priorities in these areas should be, please fill in this questionnaire    It should only take you about 10 minutes to complete, but will be immensely valuable information for us. →Please complete the questionnaire by 28th August – it’s a perfect task for a summer’s afternoon! The Community evidence programme is also hosting ten stakeholder engagement workshops to shape the scope of our research. The workshops will mostly take place in September in various cities across the UK. These workshops will explore how wellbeing evidence can be useful in the day-to-day work across sectors including local government, the voluntary and community sector, public health, housing and the private sector. We will be focusing on policy areas related to place and community, including planning, housing, built environment, social capital, participation, public health, green space, transport, and community development. The issues that the community programme focusses on will be determined based on this...

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ONS Wellbeing dataset and personal Wellbeing data releases

Earlier this year ONS released analysis combining the first three years of UK personal wellbeing statistics. The Personal Well-being dataset  makes it easy to see how one Local Authority area in the UK  compares with another. Interactive maps were also released at the same time which provide another interesting and straightforward way to explore the findings for different areas. →Local Authority District (LAD) level maps (static and interative)  showing results from the 4 subjective wellbeing questions This powerful 3 year dataset also enables us to look more closely at the well-being of many specific groups, such as disabled people, minority ethnic groups, people who report an affiliation to different religions, and people who rate their health as good or poor. For those with a particular interest in health, the data is available for Health and Wellbeing Boards areas and Clinical Commissioning Groups as well. For economists and those interested in local economic development, the data can also be analysed for Local Enterprise Partnership areas as well as for local authorities. →Excel tables with figures for a range of sub-groups and geographical areas To help meet policy needs for regularly updated statistics on personal wellbeing, ONS will continue to publish the annual personal well-being statistics, analysis and dataset each September. Every year, a dataset combining the previous 3 years of results will also be published to enable more a more detailed look at what’s...

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Work, Learning & Wellbeing : Public consultation & emerging findings on organisational wellbeing

Our Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme is consulting on its priorities and focus. We’re looking for feedback from individuals as well as from civil society groups, charities and  professional institutions. We are seeking responses by 9th October 2015 Responses should be submitted via the survey here  You can download the questions beforehand to prepare you submission here Emerging findings from Work, Learning and Wellbeing: Findings from our analysis of the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Survey indicate that elements of wellbeing tend to cluster together – both for individuals and organisations. Where workers experience positive moods and emotions about work, they also experience more job satisfaction, commitment to the organisation, and trust in management. Also, in such organisations, both workers and managers report a positive employment relations climate. Such organisations may also have better economic performance, lower injury and illness rates, and report less staff turnover. The Work and Learning team are also advertising for staff to support the programme here. →Contact the Work Learning...

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