From the Dean's desk

By Professor Greg Whitwell

Welcome to the November edition of Sydney Business Connect.

This edition of Sydney Business Connect looks at the world-class work our staff, students and alumni are doing to understand employee health, performance and wellbeing within their organisations. Advancing workplace wellbeing is an essential component of the Business School’s strategic vision to produce impactful research and a transformative education.

Within the Business School, much of this important work is driven by the Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group. The group brings together multi-disciplinary experts from fields including management, psychology, biology and medicine to advance knowledge on how the human body, heart and mind interact within work settings. The work of the group’s co-directors, Dr Helena Nguyen, Dr Anya Johnson and Dr Stefan Volk, is highlighted in this edition.

It’s not only our academics who are making progress in this arena. I’m proud to present the innovations of the Business School alumni who were named finalists in the 2019 Genesis start-up competition. It’s encouraging to see that many of our finalists’ innovations revolved around transforming workplaces into healthier and more productive environments. These young graduates are already demonstrating an incredible capacity for leadership and advocacy for change.

It is my hope that the news and research found in this edition will open new avenues of thinking and continue to positively impact the future of work.

Professor Greg Whitwell
Dean, the University of Sydney Business School