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In defence of disengaged workers

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Bahare Afrahi

In defence of disengaged workers

Engagement with work has been one of the most influential management ideas of recent decades.  A dominant assumption is that engagement is inherently beneficial and disengagement, its assumed opposite, is a problem to be addressed.  Yet research shows that disengagement from work may not have the presumed negative impact on organisations, and at times may be beneficial for employees.  In a 20 minute debate we unpack the underlying assumptions of work disengagement and provide a basis for more evidence-based HR interventions.

To be hosted by Dr Bahare Afrahi, from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Course in the Department of Strategy, Marketing, and Innovation in Kingston Business School. She is also a researcher in the Small Business Research Centre. Her areas of expertise include entrepreneurial exit, business exit strategies, entrepreneurs' transition, entrepreneurs' health and well-being, work disengagement, employee disengagement and engagement.

Please note: once registered, you will be emailed with a link to the Zoom webinar platform 2 hours prior the event, and again 10 minutes before the event begins. You do not need an account to view.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Pauline Parker