I’ve been away a long time and I wanted to restart my series on A Day in Applied Sociology, to shed light on what it’s like to be an applied sociologist. First, I wanted to show you how I manage my public sociology with my paid work. Second, I wanted to reflect on what it’s like learning website and graphic design for business, research and social policy audiences.Continue reading “Website and Graphic Design in Applied Research”
One key task I’ve been working on recently is our sector’s accessibility audit. I’m a member of the disability inclusion steering committee for our organisation. Together with a colleague, we are leading on workplace adjustments.Continue reading “Accessibility Audit”
In between the trial work I shared with you last time, I’ve also been doing other work, of course, mostly on our communications.Continue reading “Communication and Celebration”
Quite a lot do, and yet the day ended up not working out quite the way I planned. I had some leave planned from 12:30pm leading into a long weekend. I started off with a meeting that went longer than scheduled, but it was very productive. We’re trying to finalise the message frames that we’re thinking of testing in our online experiment.Continue reading “Preparing for an Executive Presentation”
I mostly worked on my project to improve outcomes of people with disability in the workplace. This included acting on some of the recommendations that came from some meetings I attended last week. I also put together a survey for testing some of the message frames that we could use to improve take up of training on disability inclusion.Continue reading “Workplace Adjustments During COVID-19”
For International Women’s Day, I attended, In Conversation – Governor-Designate The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC.Continue reading “Love of the ‘Why’ of Things”
People’s social relationships are organised in clusters – groups of individuals who are connected together, who share norms and values, and who exchange information.
Knowledge tends to stick within each cluster, but there are people who have bridging social ties to more than one group. Let’s delve deeper using social science. Continue reading “Social Networks at Work”
I have worked in both interdisciplinary teams where everyone’s skills and knowledge were fused into new technologies, and I’ve also worked in multidisciplinary teams where everyone carried out their specialist jobs whilst working towards a common goal. In both settings, our teams tried and failed with different engagement styles because of our education and training gave us different perspectives, and our personalities and modes of interaction were so different. Today, I want to share one specific strategy that worked well in increasing positive interdisciplinary collaboration.
A colleague and I organised a board game afternoon as a team building exercise late. We had so much fun.Continue reading “Team Building”
Attended corporate training recently, focused on integrity principles, ethics and fraud (amongst other themes). Then, I headed off to an extended interview session with an expert, examining the limits of existing theories on explaining patterns of justice, especially for minority … Continue reading Corporate Training