Imagining work asked the question of employees "how do you see yourself at work?". This ESRC-funded event increased awareness of research and introduced new visual and sensory research approaches designed to understand employee perceptions of work. This is essentially good management and a win:win for employees and organisations.
The event comprised key speakers, discussion and an interactive activity to introduce and promote innovative and interactive ESRC and social science ways of understanding employees' perspectives of their work. In addition to promoting the accessibility and value of social science research, research approaches introduced could potentially be immediately utilised post-event.
This event was exciting as it drew on ESRC research from more conventional sources of knowledge (quantitative and qualitative) to the more pioneering visual and sensory social science approaches. Such new approaches could be added to the existing organisational toolkit of ways to understand employees' perceptions and perspectives.