On 10 November, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Working from Home: Quantifying Economic and Environmental Impacts and Opportunities. Government and public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic required employees to work from home where possible. Over a period of a year and half, working from home became the new norm for a considerable number… | Read on »
On 3 November the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Research Informing Hospitality Reform. The hospitality sector was uniquely impact by the Covid-19 pandemic. While some establishments pivoted to food preparation and delivery, many were forced to shut down for over 16 months. Re-opening for in-door dining in July 2021 has led to extensive challenges of staff… | Read on »
On 29 October, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Social Marketing: A Behavioural Change Rebel Turning 50 (Session 6). Most of us recognise that everyday life today is not the same as it was a few months ago let alone a few years ago what with climate change, the pandemic, social inequalities, digital technologies, global markets… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management Cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the local property tax scheme ahead of the November deadlines for new valuations. Will local property tax changes affect how much tax I pay? Analysis: all you need to know about the Local… | Read on »
Drs. Frank Conaty and Geraldine Robbins presented their research findings at a well attended webinar on October 20th: We found it!: The missing link in management control systems in Not for Profit Organizations (NPOs). They identify the recognition and monitoring of service user advocacy within NPO organisations (‘internal advocacy’) as part of the Management Control… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, co-leader of the Work, Organizations and Society Cluster, took part in a documentary series on TG4 that aired on 13th and 20th October. The programme titled ‘Misneach’ (translation: Courage) explores the experiences of whistleblowers in Ireland. Watch back here: https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/categories/top-documentaries/?series=Misneach&genre=Faisneis . The programme was also reviewed in Journal.ie https://www.thejournal.ie/misneach-tg4-5565638-Oct2021/
On 13 October the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host ‘Still a Singular Stance? Explaining the evolution of the Irish Defence policy 2001-2021’. Although Ireland’s security and defence policy is currently undergoing a period of change, the precise nature of this is unclear. On the one hand there is no shift, and apparently little interest in… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society Cluster, spoke to the Business Post about the debate surrounding pandemic bonuses. Click here to read the article.
The Irish Times has written an article about Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, her relationship with the sea, and her new book Saltwater in the Blood. The article is available to read here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, has published a new book Saltwater In The Blood. About Saltwater In The Blood: Powerful feminist nature writing by the pioneer of women’s big-wave surfing in Ireland. Easkey Britton provides a rare female perspective on surfing, exploring the mental skills it fosters, and the… | Read on »