I’m delighted to be speaking at this year’s CIPD Scotland Annual Conference. The conference takes place in Edinburgh on 9th May and the over-arching themes is adapting to the workplace of the future.
My core point is this: as we can’t predict what the workplaces of the future will look like with any certainty, how can we best prepare? Well, I argue that psychological skills – involving how we think about our own thinking and how we manage our emotional life – are crucial to dealing with the almost inevitable changes and challenges that we’ll experience.
So, I’ll be taking delegates on a quick tour of a model of psychological flexibility, which helps us deal better with setbacks and difficulties. These skills allow us to keep moving in the direction of our important goals, regardless of what we’re feeling. Which is essential, regardless of what form the future workplaces take.
If you’re attending the conference and would like to attend my session, I’m speaking at 2:30pm in the Tinto room. The conference is at the EICC.