Bots, burnout and blame: How to use IT to build better organisations

When: 20th Nov 2018, 18:00 - 20th Nov 2018, 20:00
Where: Sloman Lounge in the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Town/City: Birmingham
Organiser: BCS Birmingham Branch
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information

Speaker: 

Matthew Bellringer MBCS BSc (Hons)

Details:

In our working lives we have tools that would seem magical to employees a hundred years ago. Our hand-held devices connect us immediately to most of the combined knowledge of humanity. Our working conditions have improved immeasurably. So why are levels of anxiety and depression so high? Poor workplaces cause their staff to feel this way. This leads to poor decision-making and organisational failure.

We will consider key personal and organisational factors which give rise to workplace stress, and what can be done about them. We'll look at how to build organisations that deliver high performance which is not the result of over-work. We'll look at the way AI and machine learning help build the kind of places people really want to work. This talk will help you both as an employee and a manager to create an environment which allows for greater wellbeing and higher performance.

There will be a talk followed by a discussion.

About the speaker:

Matthew Bellringer is founder of Meaningbit LTD, a startup which helps organisations and their people grow and innovate together. He has recently left his role as Head of Platform Development at the University of Sussex to concentrate on the startup full-time. He has worked in IT for over fifteen years, largely in education and the third sector.

Agenda:

6.00pm for a 6.30pm start (light buffet available from 6.00pm) 

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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