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Four experts from the University of Ottawa, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Deloitte Canada discuss how leaders can tackle employee burnout and foster a healthier workplace environment. They shared the latest evidence-based insights and best practices on the subject at a Telfer Forum entitled Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-being. The event was held on March 4, 2020 at the Telfer School of Management. Read more ›

Telfer Forum - From Recovery to Resilience: Digital Transformation during COVID-19 and for the Future

COVID-19 has shaken up the world, forcing businesses to reconsider their digital transformation strategies and implement them rapidly. Now that Canada’s economy is recovering, it’s not clear if businesses will continue their digital transformation at a similar pace or if innovation will slow down in a post-COVID-19 era. On July 28, four experts discussed the future of digital transformation. The panel shared practical and evidence-based advice to help businesses continue driving innovation after the pandemic. Read more ›

Impact Investing: Benefits for Private Foundations and their Philanthropic Missions

A new form of investment, called impact investing, may help private foundations fulfil their philanthropic missions while generating financial returns. Graduate student Weiqing Liu has prepared a video to explain the social and financial benefits of impact investing. She works with group of researchers at the Telfer School of Management. Read more ›

Telfer Forum - Workplace Mental Health: When your Workplace Becomes your Home

The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the way we work. Most of us are teleworking, managing major projects remotely, and working with virtual teams. To encourage social interactions, some teams even hold virtual happy hours, tea socials or coffee breaks. Over the past weeks working from home, the line between life and work has blurred significantly, especially for those who must also take on more responsibilities on the home front. How do home-based-workers navigate these distractions and the disconnection brought about by this distance working?  Read more ›

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The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the global economy, but how is this new reality really affecting Canadian businesses? In this first online Telfer Forum, three experts discuss what our business community, from new ventures to established businesses, needs to do to stay resilient during this unprecedented crisis and to rebound afterwards.  Read more ›

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Is your work meaningful to you? In a new article published in the Academy of Management Review, Associate Professor Jane O’Reilly, from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, and her co-authors claim that employees develop a sense of meaning when they can achieve goals that have a purpose. However, to achieve these goals, employees need to have social connections to others who can offer them supporting resources along the way. Read more ›

Ridhi Khokha tells a story about mental health conversations in the workplace

Graduate students at the Telfer School of Management tell the stories of their research. In this video, MSc. student Ridhi tells a story about mental health conversations in the workplace. Read more ›

Nicolas Legendre tells a story about federal financing programs

Graduate students at the Telfer School of Management tell the stories of their research. Nicolas tells a research story about federal financing programs. Read more ›

Reem El Attar tells a story of immigrants' interpersonal experiences in the workplace

Graduate students at the Telfer School of Management tell the stories of their research. M.Sc. student Reem tells a research story of immigrants’ interpersonal experiences in the workplace. Read more ›

Telfer research aims to address mental health conversations in the workplace

A team of researchers at the Telfer School of Management has launched a research project aimed at guiding employer–employee conversations around mental health. Professors Laurent Lapierre, Silvia Bonaccio, Jane O’Reilly, Magda Donia and Ivy Bourgeault will take a deep dive to understand how managers can create a climate that makes it easier for employees to talk about their mental health struggles. Read more ›

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