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

When: 22nd Nov 2018, 18:00 - 22nd Nov 2018, 20:00
Where: Aberystwyth University, MP-0.11 (Physics A), Physical Sciences Building, Penglais, Ceredigion, SY23 3BZ
Town/City: Ceredigion
Organiser: BCS Mid-Wales Branch
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information

There will be light refreshments from 5.30 in the foyer of the Physical Sciences building. There are steps from the foyer to the room, but there is also wheelchair lift access available.

We are pleased to welcome Matthew Bellringer to our meeting on Thursday 22nd November to talk about “Bots, burnout and blame: How to use IT to build better organisations”. This will be at 18.00 in MP-0.11 (Physics A) in the Physical Sciences Building at Aberystwyth University.

Abstract
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.

Biography
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.

Location and Accessibility
The meeting will take place in the Physical Sciences building - see the location on Open Street Map.

Access to the room from the foyer is via accessible lifts in the building.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Please see the Mid-Wales website for more details and the list of talk titles.

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