Cass appoints Julia Hobsbawm as its first Honorary Visiting Professor of Workplace Social Health
New role will focus on productivity, creativity and wellbeing in the workplace.
Cass is delighted to announce that Julia Hobsbawm OBE will continue her tenure as a member of faculty, but in a brand new role as Honorary Visiting Professor of Workplace Social Health.
Julia Hobsbawm has become an influential thought leader in the field of modern connectedness and how we make sense of a complex and challenging landscape.
Julia Hobsbawm originally joined Cass in 2011 as Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking, and during this period contributed significantly to the updating the understanding and perception of contemporary networking and the role of networks in society.
Social Health in an Age of Overload
Her new role will focus on the area of productivity, creativity and wellbeing in the workplace in the ‘always on’ era, in the field of Social Health she has defined through her book Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload, which was the THES Book of the Week and which was shortlisted for both CMI Management Book of the Year and Business Book of the Year.
Professor Marianne Lewis, Dean of Cass Business School said:
“Julia Hobsbawm has become an influential thought leader in the field of modern connectedness and how we make sense of a complex and challenging landscape which is nevertheless full of opportunity. Her longstanding relationship with Cass remains an invaluable resource of learning and experience for our students and alumni. Social Health is her important contribution to the debate, and we welcome her new role which will continue to enrich our community.”
Julia Hobsbawm said:
“I could not be more delighted. Cass has always been ahead of the curve. Having served two terms for them looking at workplace networks and networking I am very excited to begin a new chapter focusing on Social Health and in particular the way the world of work can integrate human skills with technology to be engaged and productive.”
Cliff Oswick, Professor of Organisation Theory said:
“What is exciting about this fresh appointment is that Julia understands the practical application of ideas and is developing highly interesting research collaborations we can explore to bring new evidence about the way the world of work is adapting to life as the workplace faces more volatile challenges in over a century.”
About Julia Hobsbawm
Julia Hobsbawm’s work around connectedness at work and in the workplace arose out of her interest in networks and networking and has led to her lecturing globally about the concept to audiences ranging from the Drucker Management Forum in Vienna to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This summer she presents her work to the OECD and European Forum Alpbach and has just joined capital management firm Kronos’ European Work Force Institute.
Julia remains the chief curator of Editorial Intelligence, the networks, media and conference business.
In addition to her books, articles and speeches, Julia is a broadcaster. She has written and presented two series for BBC Radio 4 and regularly appears on television and radio networks and podcasts.
She was awarded an OBE for Services to Business in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2015.
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