Dr Carolyn Yeoman

Biography

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

carolyn@highley-yeoman.co.uk


Carolyn is an Organisational Psychologist with significant experience in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Culture Development field. Carolyn has successfully run her own business for over 20 years, including some time living and working in Australia. She recently spent 2 years at HSE working closely with the Work-Related Stress policy team. Carolyn has a proven international track record in numerous industry sectors including construction, oil and gas, food, utilities, packaging and retail. Carolyn co-authored a book about Employee Assistance Programmes with Professor Sir Cary Cooper and is an experienced conference speaker with a number of papers and publications to her name. Carolyn is highly skilled and practised in benchmarking and designing organisational Wellbeing and Safety Culture interventions that enhance employee engagement and business performance. Her aim is always to help to create sustainable change within organisations, enabling them to continuously improve their Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture.

 

Abstract 

A Culture of Care - Beyond Bikes and Bananas

This talk will focus on how and why we should be creating cultures of care within our organisations rather than focusing purely on wellbeing. Wellbeing is an overused term which means all things to all people and it tends to be ill-defined and misunderstood. It’s often the ‘soft and fluffy’ side of wellbeing which is the focus of interventions and whilst such interventions are beneficial to individuals, they’re unlikely to result in long-term sustainable organisational effects. We need to start thinking about wellbeing in a different way and recognise the crucial role wellbeing has as a business improvement tool.

 
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