My academic colleagues, psychologists at the University of Portsmouth, have been researching Quality of Working Life (or QoWL for short) for many years. They developed a theory and framework for QoWL and psychometric tools for measuring it. They've now generously made these survey tools freely available along with a scoring key and guide.
Quality of Working Life is that part of overall quality of life that is influenced by work. It's more than just job satisfaction or work happiness, but the widest context in which an employee would evaluate their work environment.
I've placed more information and links to where you can download the tools on our Free QoWL Tools page.
I've recently developed a simple checklist tool, which can be used by managers and those who support them to help identify current gaps in management skills, behaviours and knowledge.
Development Interventions such as management development and coaching can help plug these gaps, thereby minimising risk and moving the organisation towards best practice in managing stress at work.
If you're interested in accessing this free tool, please check out our Free Stress Tools page, where you'll find a download form. Just fill that form in and I'll send you a link to access the tool.
I've set up two free events in Southampton, one on resilience the other on stress management competences. These are on Thurs 11th April at the Eastpoint Centre.
The links are below:
It's taken me absolutely ages to get events set up there after having to cancel a previous event (despite being fully booked) last year because of venue problems. A big thank you to Claire Mattinson of Southampton NHS and to Kerri Chalk of the Eastpoint Centre for their help in getting these events organised!
Business Psychologist, Alan Bradshaw, is a specialist in the fields of stress management and the management of wellbeing at work.