The Science and Art of Crafting Better Wellbeing - An introduction and overview

Charlotte Axon delivered this introductory session online on Monday 19 June.

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We personalise all aspects of our lives, yet seldom get encouraged to personalise our work. This session will introduce the latest science and studies related to job crafting, and specifically wellbeing crafting, to highlight how it can be used as a tool by employees to personalise their approach to wellbeing at work. Stories and examples will be shared of how people can use job crafting to boost physical and mental wellbeing, and act as a buffer against burnout and stress.

By the end of the session attendees will have explored: 

  • Why we need a personal touch to individual wellbeing at work, why this is often missing and what we can do about it 
  • The science and application of wellbeing crafting, an approach that enables people to explore how well they feel whilst working 
  • Practical ways to apply wellbeing crafting in day-to-day work (for ourselves and others)


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About the speakers

rob baker

Rob Baker - Founder and Chief Positive Deviant, Tailored Thinking

Rob loves running, watching movies and hanging out with his family.
“I’m at my best when working with people to thrive, particularly at work. To deliver performance when it matters. Finding meaning, engagement and happiness in what we do. My speciality is to encourage job crafting within workplaces.
I have been exploring these topics all my life through: my hands-on work with executives, managers and their teams as an HR leader; my study and research in the fields of positive psychology, behavioural and wellbeing science; and as a former international athlete and coach. 
In different roles I have commissioned, delivered and designed organisational wide transformation initiatives and understand the importance of embedding change which goes beyond structures and is supported by sustained behaviour change.
I am a chartered fellow of both the CIPD and the Australian HR Institute, and have a first class Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne.”

charlotte axon

Charlotte Axon - Lead People Scientist, Tailored Thinking

Charlotte loves running, napping, and sunny holidays!
“I am passionate about making work better for everyone. The best part of work for me is getting to know people on a personal level, and understanding what meaningful work looks and feels like for them.
In 2015 I graduated with a first class Master’s Degree in Occupational Psychology from the University of Sheffield. I published my thesis in the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) journal, and have presented at the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP), and Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) Annual Conferences.
Since then, I have applied principles from the world of Occupational Psychology in a variety of roles, such as organisational change and employee engagement, with a particular passion for diversity and inclusion.
As a super curious person, I enjoy exploring and understanding data, and have used this to support leaders to tell compelling stories and drive meaningful change at team and organisational level.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP).”


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