Wellbeing and Productivity in the Workplace

By CWBF2018 (other events)

Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:30 AM 10:15 AM GMT

Each week leading up to the CW Business Festival we will be adding a blog, written by one of our event speakers, to the Coventry University website.  The blogs can be accessed here: 

Productivity in the UK has long been cited as one of the biggest problems faced by organisations of all sizes. Investing in workplace activities that address both physical and mental health can reduce absences, increase motivation, help to avoid errors and encourage staff loyalty. Research suggests that leadership as well as role modelling is essential in introducing health and wellbeing activities and programmes into a company, involving the Board, senior managers, line managers and supervisors.

At this breakfast event, our health experts at Coventry University will be giving snapshots of a range of activities that can assist companies with their workplace health. These short talks will include how to measure the effectiveness of wellbeing activities and programmes on the business; the use of new technology to encourage and motivate staff fitness; the impact of new ways of working including managing the wellbeing of agile workers; how to build a resilient workforce and introducing healthy eating. 


8.30        Registration, breakfast, networking, student engagement with health checks 

9.00        Welcome 

9.05        Anne Coufopoulos - Nutrition and health in the Workplace

9.15        Gail Steptoe-Warren - Evidence-based practice in the workplace

9.25       Adam Layland – Improving health and wellbeing through distributed leadership practices

9.35        Sam Oxford – Future health

9.45        Chris Grant – Managing Agile Workers: the impact on wellbeing

9.55        Santander – Case Study: The tools we have used to support staff wellbeing

10.05     Panel session

10.30     Close 

Our speakers will each be introducing themselves and writing a blog around their topic in the weeks before the festival, starting from mid October. These will all be available to view on the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival website

There will also be a representative from Santander giving an insight into how their organisation incorporates workplace wellbeing into activities and programmes that benefit staff.

Join us for a healthy and not-so-healthy breakfast, network and if you want to get a quick and discreet on-the-spot health check our students will be on hand to help. We will also be offering a tour of our simulation training suite used by the blue light services, other industry sectors and our own students and staff, that simulates not only emergency but other workplace situations and can be booked by businesses to train their workforce.


Dr Anne Coufopoulos - Associate Dean, Enterprise & Commercial 
Dr Christine Grant - Principal Lecturer, School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
Gail Steptoe-Warren - Associate Head of School, Enterprise & Commercial - Health and Life Sciences 
Sam Oxford - Associate Head of School, Enterprise & Commercial - Health and LIfe Sciences 
Adam Layland - Senior Lecturer, Leadership & Management, Health and Life Sciences

Mailing Address

Enterprise Centre, Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry CV1 2TT