Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Conference on workplace stress prevention

Gain insight into the most recent research on stress and how to prevent this condition at a conference organised in collaboration with the two sides of the industry under the organisation Fremfærd.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00

Photo: Bjarke MacCarthy

Wednesday 26 February, 13:00-16:00, Kiln Hall, Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg

Do you want to know more about the relationship between shame and stress and, moreover, be provided with tangible tools enabling managers and employees to work actively for a better working environment?

Attend the conference on prevention of and new perspectives on stress on 26 February where the research project Management, working communities, core task and stress is presented by Pernille Steen Pedersen, PhD and Postdoc at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at CBS.

The research project has been carried out in collaboration with a number of Danish municipalities and the two sides of the industry under the organisation Fremfærd.

“Until now, we have only focused on stress when it hits, however, in my opinion we should prevent this condition through a good working environment. Stress tends to hit when there are discrepancies between a task and the framework for completing the task, but we can actually fix this problem,” says Pernille Steen Pedersen.

At the conference, you can learn more about:
•    How shame and a lack of acknowledgement can impede a good working environment

•    How new dialogue tools can provide us with an awareness of the connection between stress and shame and a language for talking about difficult issues

•    How managers, employee representatives and safety representatives can put the mental working environment on the agenda by using new dialogue tools

Participation is free of charge and the 600 spots are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please register no later than 19 February via the registration link.

13:00-13:15: Welcome and programme for the conference/Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, CBS President

13:15-14:15: Presentation of the tools ‘A well-informed journey to acknowledgement – a new perspective on stress’ and the research behind them/Pernille Steen Pedersen:. PhD, postdoc, CBS

14:15-14:30: Break and networking

14:30-15:15: Experiences of working with dialogue tools – how are the dialogue tools useful for collectively preventing stress in the workplace? – discussion with representatives from Rudersdal and Skanderborg municipalities and workplaces.

15:15-16:00: Panel debate: researchers and consultants in this area discuss perspectives on the collaboration between research and practice when it comes to management, core tasks and working communities – how can research-based knowledge about working environment be translated into directions for action in the workplace – what should workplaces pay attention to in order for the tools and methods to work?


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