So here we are at the beginning of August and half-way through the second phase of our ‘Future Work Design: Wellbeing’ project with all the partners working hard to help develop a digital wellbeing intervention tool.
To-date we have:
- Identified the digital tool and suitable pilot groups. These had to be staff who work within specific parameters in order to fully test the solution. So please don’t be offended if we didn’t ask you, we recognised all staff are doing a fantastic job but we just needed to focus on certain characteristics to ensure the academics can collect the data required for evaluation.
- It was an amazing response from across the four councils, nearly 300 staff stepped up and volunteered. Their digital maturity has been assessed by the University and using a complex matching formulae they have been separated into an intervention group and control group.
- The staff who are in the intervention group will now complete a training package as part of the support.
- And all staff will start to complete daily diaries so the University can identify the challenges and benefits during the period of the project
All of this work has taken into account the results from the Future Work Design solution from Phase 1, so all of those questions we really appreciated our staff completing as part of the FWD Risk Tool back in March and April, have been analysed and allowed us to design and shape this tool and resources. This really will be a solution that has been shaped by staff for staff and everyone has been amazing.
Now we have around another week remaining with MyAnalytics starting to collate data in the background about the intervention group; this data is only visible to the person it has been collected on, it’s also data that’s already available but just across various applications. Then we have eight weeks of the intervention group hopefully benefitting from receiving daily insights into their working habits so they can reflect and make changes were necessary to support their wellbeing.