Where We Work: Adapting the Physical Environment of Work in a Post-Pandemic World
With worker well-being as a central theme, Dr Rachel Morrison will explore both challenges and opportunities in how and where people will work and collaborate, and how necessary changes might be managed effectively in organisations.
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Dr Rachel Morrison, Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology
Dr Rachel Morrison is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Rachel’s primary research area is the way the physical work environment impacts employee well-being and productivity, with a particular focus on interpersonal relationships and collaboration at work. Rachel has an interest in optimising the use of shared workspaces and those with unassigned seating while raising awareness of potential adverse outcomes for workers. She examines both the positive (cooperative/friendly/supportive) and negative (distracting/hostile) aspects of co-worker interactions. Rachel has published articles in a variety of academic Management and Psychology journals including Applied Ergonomics, Sex Roles, and the Journal of Management & Organization. In addition, she has also contributed to several books as either author, co-author or co-editor, including editing two research volumes on organisational relationships; Friends and Enemies in Organizations: A work Psychology Perspective and Relationships in Organizations: A work Psychology Perspective.
Click below for two-minute reads of Rachel’s research relating to the physical environment of work.
Goodbye to the crowded office: how coronavirus will change the way we work together
How women’s life-long experiences of being judged by their appearance affect how they feel in open-plan offices
Get out of my face! We’re more antisocial in a shared office space