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Thought Leadership Platform

Alternative Work Futures

29 November 2022 9:30am

Whatever your sets of experiences over the last 2.5 years, we have all been forced to experiment with new operational practices in some way. Whether communicating at a social distance, rearranging teams and shift patterns to contain viral spread, or communicating primarily through zoom.

At a human motivational level, we’re noticing a conversation around kindness, connectivity, and caring that goes beyond the traditional ‘caring economy’. That flexibility of work is enabling more of us to live more connected and caring lives in our communities.

Who should attend

This interactive event is aimed at individuals and businesses that are interested in exploring alternative work futures in order to inform their decisions today.

We’ll be asking:

– what are the issues that are likely to play out in the next 5-10 years?

– what can we learn from existing research into workplace wellbeing and productivity?

– how could we each play a role in embedding dialogue and wellbeing into an alternative working future?

Join this interactive session led by Esmee Wilcox, Director, Socially Adept and Dr Helen Fitzhugh, Social Researcher, Norwich Business School, UEA.


9.15am: Arrival and coffee

9.30am: Interactive session

11.00am: Networking over coffee

11.30am: Event closes


Norfolk Network Members – FREE

UEA Academics and Students – FREE

Non-Members – £10.00 Or Try Before You Buy, if you decide to join Norfolk Network within a month after the event, we will refund your ticket.

Esmee Wilcox, Director, Socially Adept.

Esmee helps people tackle messy social problems. She uses participatory foresight and behavioural insight to help partnerships and organisations to make sense of and act on complex problems. Esmee is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, completing her ‘Emerging Fellowship’ in 2019. She built on a diverse career in policy and political engagement to set up her own practice 5 years ago.

Dr Helen Fitzhugh, Social Researcher, Norwich Business School, UEA

Helen is a UEA social researcher with a focus on organisations and social value creation. With diverse experience of applied and academic research, her work is always about how good intentions are translated within organisations into action and whether that action is successful in creating positive change for the people involved.

Norfolk Network Event Registration

Online bookings are not available for this event.