Work in Mind readers are invited to participate in an anonymous psychological survey which enquires after people’s mental wellbeing as they contemplate a return to their old workplace. The team behind the research are seeking to understand feelings about the pandemic and the impact this has on how we see the changing world of work, how we behave, and indeed, how we live our lives in general.
What is the survey about?
So here is something to take your emotional and intellectual temperature as the Lockdown lifts. The following brief psychological survey enquires after people’s mental well-being as they loosen the ties that kept them at home and contemplate a return to their old workplace. What have been the upsides of working from home and what elements of the old workplace are we missing? What have been the psychological effects of Covid-19 on feelings, performance and function?
Who is the survey for?
If you have been working from home during Lockdown, this survey is for you. It doesn’t matter how old you are, with which gender you identify, or where you sit in the organisational hierarchy; all opinions are equally valuable. Using published scientific scales, your feelings, reactions and plans in this strange new world, will be analysed. Your help will be invaluable.
The survey’s aims
The survey will look to model data; to see how key aspects of behaviour connect. How is mood linked with performance? Is creativity really associated with happiness? And does freedom to work when you please, enhance or diminish the connection between how you feel about your employer and how much you enjoy your work?
In short, testing these associations will see this survey break new ground. Its goal is to enhance the understanding of general human behaviour by exploring our reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic in particular. It will scientifically explore the implications for employers and employees as we move into a radically altered world
What will happen to my data?
All data will be treated as confidential when they first arrive, and anonymised once entered. You may identify yourself with your answers to any free text questions, of course, but otherwise you will not be identifiable in any way. No IP addresses will be retained. The Work in Mind data set may be rolled in with other similar sets to increase the reach of this vital and groundbreaking work. However, before that happens a report on just this survey –and your answers to it – will be produced. If you would personally like to be kept in the loop, that option is available to you.
Who is carrying out the research?
This research is commissioned by Catherine Thomas of Art Acumen in consultation with Zefa Mongan of The Future Collective; the research itself is being conducted by Dr Craig Knight supported by Obo Workplace. Dr. Knight is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Exeter. Craig has been investigating how to improve the lives of people at work since 2003. He is globally published and has appeared in print on television around the globe.
How to become involved
You have a choice of three links. It doesn’t matter which you choose, but please choose one and follow it through to its conclusion. You are welcome to come back and try another link later if you wish.
Each survey also has an – entirely optional – quiz, which we hope you will enjoy. Science is nothing without investigations that push back the frontiers of understanding and such work is impossible without the help of people like you. Thank you so much for taking part.
So now please, just choose a link:
Thank you in advance, your participation is enormously helpful and will help us to better understand the human condition. Good luck, we hope you enjoy it, have fun!
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