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Working from Home: Quantifying Economic and Environmental Impacts and Opportunities

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 »

Research Informing Hospitality Reform

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 »

Social Marketing: A Behavioural Change Rebel Turning 50 (Session 6)

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 »

We found it!: The missing link in management control systems in Not for Profit (NPO) Organizations

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 »

Misneach

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/  

Saltwater In The Blood

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 »