for tennis ... or pool?
swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, tennis courts, pool,
snooker and a bar skittle alley are some of the options
before staff in a questionnaire into workplace stress
and social and leisure provision. The University is conducting
a survey as part of the people matter programme to improve
the working life of University employees.
questionnaire is being sent to all members of staff, to
be returned before the Christmas vacation. The results
will inform decisions on, among other things, the redevelopment
of level 10 in the SCR building.
on stressors in the workplace look at whether aspects
of the working environment contribute to any stress placed
on staff. Information about grade, level and department
are required to see whether stress differs throughout
the University, although the survey is completely confidential.
section asks for feedback on a range of relaxation, sports
and entertainment provision, from television rooms to
tai chi or tabletennis. Staff are asked to choose their
top five of thirty-seven options, including aromatherapy,
acupuncture, yoga, dance or drama studios, dart boards
and private meeting rooms.
Barkham said: "There's a real commitment in the project
to try and improve the working life of people at the University,
but we can only do that if people take the time to complete
and return the survey. We're trying to look at the organisation
as a whole, to see what we need to do differently to improve
survey is a collaboration between Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Dr Harry Lewis, Professor Michael Barkham and recruitment
and retention manager Lisa Furlong. For more information,
contact Lisa Furlong on ext 4146, or email firstname.lastname@example.org