Introducing Organisational Flexibility and Prosocial
Presenters: Ross McIntosh & Annie Gascoyne
In this 1-day workshop, learn about organisational flexibility and prosociality to help teams, groups, whole organisations and their staff to be more flexible.
This workshop aims to introduce you to key concepts and techniques for understanding and improving the flexibility of your organisation; clarifying how it relates coherently to the flexibility of the staff.
It will also introduce you to a related concept of prosociality as a perspective for working together better, supported by Nobel prize-winning research, by Elinor Ostrom, and developed for use in organisations by Paul Atkins. We’ll present perspectives and techniques designed to allow teams to develop their collaboration, co-operation and adaptability.
Who is this module for?
This workshop is for people who may be interested in facilitating greater flexibility in the workplace. Participants should have attended Module 1 or similar, and would benefit from having attended Module 2.
In his research role at City, University of London, Ross designs and deliver Personal Resilience Training for both the public and private sector, based upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and wider contextual behavioural science. He lectures in organisational psychology at City, University of London, Goldsmiths and Birkbeck.
He also works part-time as the in-house organisational psychologist for an agency of HM Treasury. Here he focuses on leadership development, psychological flexibility and senior recruitment.
He founded the start-up, People Soup which aims to cultivate psychological flexibility in organisations. He has recently delivered evidence-based training to staff in the NHS, Civil Service, Nectar Loyalty, teachers, a global American bank and a variety of ballet companies including the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert, Scottish Ballet and The Royal Ballet. Most recently he designed and delivered a development workshop for a group of Senior Leaders at a multinational technology company. In 2020 he’s been working on the design and deliver of interventions for specialist paramedics, wellbeing leads in schools and nurses in Uganda.
Prior to his portfolio career, Ross spent over 20 years in Senior HR roles in Government. He holds a BSc (Hons) in psychology from the University of Dundee and Masters degrees in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and also hosts the popular podcast – People Soup – psychology@work.
Hear Annie and Ross in action as they chat in a two-parter on the People Soup Podcast!
Dr Annie Gascoyne
Annie is an organisational psychologist and coach who uses behavioural science to equip people and organisations with skills to achieve their aims, with a greater sense of wellbeing, meaning and purpose.
Annie has over 20 years of experience across a wide range of organisations from multinational corporations through to entrepreneurial start-ups, and from financial services to charities. She has worked as an external consultant and coach, and as an internal manager of people, projects, operations and change.
Annie’s transition to organisational psychology was driven by her desire to help organisations and their people to work together more successfully and healthily. Her doctoral thesis, which researched organisational and psychological flexibility, provides her practice with a leading-edge, evidence-based perspective for improving our world of work.
She is also a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Goldsmiths University of London, teaching Organisational Behaviour & Health and Assessment & Selection courses on the MSc Occupational Psychology programme.
Connect with Annie on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneligascoyne/