Category Archives: Uncategorized

Healthy, high performance team working – highlights of NPW 2012

The ‘Taste of the Good Life at Work’ event at Perth Zoo on November 17 focused on healthy, high performance team working as the key to high engagement and wellbeing at work. The event was open to anyone who was interested in making their life at work better, happier or more successful. Hosted by Lauriate Ltd at Perth Zoo, the event featured presentations by Dr Joe Kosterich, local GP, Author and media presenter as well as by leading organisational psychologists Pauline Willis and  Ralph Monley.  National Psychology Week offers opportunities for the whole community to learn more about how psychology benefits Australians both in everyday life and at work.

If you missed out in 2012 and would like to attend an event like this one in Perth during National Psychology Week 2013, you can register your interest simply by emailing us at npw2013@lauriate.com and we will send you details and information when the next event is organised. If you have specific areas of interest or questions about psychology in the workplace, please do let us know!

Or, if you are interested in our corporate events and services focused on creating high performance teams contact us at events@lauriate.com

IMG_2080 IMG_2148

Press Release: Get a taste of the good life at work at Perth Zoo on November 17th

National Psychology Week started on November 11th and will draw to a close on Saturday the 17th. If you are in Perth on Saturday and interested in taking away a positive message about the way psychology can be used to improve your health, well-being and performance in the workplace, then a National Psychology Week event being held at Perth Zoo might just be what the doctor ordered.

Thinking well and being well at work does not have to be complicated. The practical tips offered at this session are accessible as well as being quick and easy to learn. Pauline Willis, Australian Organisational Psychologist currently based in Oxford in the UK is in Perth for this event and said “Attending an event like this can provide both inspiration and motivation to put in place some key changes that will have a lasting impact on your health and well-being”. This event will take place at Perth Zoo, Perth’s Oasis in the city to provide a relaxed weekend feel to the learning environment and could be a great way to set your weekend on a more positive footing.

“Focusing on the needs of teams is important and there is much that Organisational Psychologists can offer to companies willing to tackle the issues of mental health, well-being and performance” said Willis. “There is also much that individuals can do to improve life at work for themselves and others without waiting for organisations to put in place new policies, practices and procedures”

“The mind and body are linked. Both physical and mental factors can create either good or poor health.” so “Success is linked with good health and a healthy team. Sporting clubs know and apply this. It also applies to business big and small” said Dr Joe

A range of free National Psychology Week tip sheets are available at www.psychology.org.au/NPW/ covering topics like using positive psychology to manage stress in the workplace, workforce engagement in an economic downturn and promoting well-being in the workplace.

This event is unique and the opportunity to engage directly with experts like Dr Joe Kosterich and Pauline Willis is what makes an event like this more powerful than just reading the tip sheets and related health information available to you on the internet. To join Dr Joe and Pauline at the Zoo, booking is essential and a $30 fee applies. Email psychologyweek@lauriate.com for more information or go to https://lauriate.com/event/a-taste-of-the-good-life-at-work-healthy-high-performance-team-working/ to book your place. You can also find information about other National Psychology Week events that might be of interest at www.psychologyweek.com.au.

Sociomapping features at IIAS InterSymp 2012

The availability of Sociomapping tools based on the methodology developed by Dr Radvan Bahbouh to reveal hidden patterns in communication, cooperation and decision making is driving a revolution in organisational consultancy and coaching practice globally. Coaches and consultants from regions such as the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States of America and Australasia are using Sociomapping tools in innovative new ways. Whilst informed by research, practice developments are driven by organisational need which is constantly evolving.

At the 24th International Conference on System Research, Informatics & Cybernetics, Lauriate Ltd’s Director Pauline Willis will lead a session on practice innovations in leadership, psychology and coaching driven by the availability of Sociomapping in organisations.

http://www.iias.edu/pdf_12/Conf_Program/08012012_sociodiagnostics_and_sociomapping.pdf

Psychological tool originally designed for astronauts touches down in civilian life

PRESS RELEASE

With the origins of its research in space and its high profile presence in projects such as Mars 500, a new system has been launched in the UK to support a wide range of team-based applications in businesses, the community and educational settings.

Real Time Sociomapping is an exciting new addition to the existing suite of Sociomapping tools that facilitates the presentation of live, visual data about teams.

Traditionally, information about teams is provided via surveys including on-line versions. Real Time Sociomapping on the other hand, uses hand held electronic data input devices [tablets], similar to those used in televised audience polls, to collect people’s attitudes and thoughts at the touch of a button. Data inputs are then instantly and wirelessly transferred to the portable system for analysis and the output is in the form of Sociomap. This instantaneous access to group or team feedback means that dynamic information can be generated immediately to support decisions in critical situations..

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead through its trading arm, Two 5 Nine Limited are reviewing Real Time Sociomapping with a view to integrating it into their organisational change management toolkit to offer clients a more comprehensive change management service. Two 5 Nine’s Commercial Director, Kevin Griffiths stated, ‘we are always looking for ways we can develop our Transformation proposition and Sociomapping gives us a real competitive edge in demonstrating to clients how they can improve their services whilst delivering savings”.

Pauline Willis Director of Lauriate Ltd, the UK Regional Distributor notes that “Real Time Sociomapping is a practical, robust toolkit that makes analysing and understanding complex human relationships instantly accessible to a wide range of people in many work settings. Instant access to this kind of analysis supports effective team working and decision making processes and complements the other tools we introduced to the UK in 2008 which are also based on the Sociomapping methodology. ”

NOTE TO EDITORS
Accreditation is necessary for the trainers, facilitators and coaches who use the system,