3. Debrief Letter

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

Debrief letter

Dear participants

Thank you for your participation in today’s study. Positive and coaching psychologists are interested in understanding how to enhance wellbeing in organizations, a relative new area of research.

At work the never-ending call to do more work in shorter time can give rise to pain, emotional turmoil and stress. Symptoms like emotional pain, being disaffected and partly also burn out etc. are on the agenda and the cohesion in organizations suffers very often. This change is underpinned to be continuously successful, to reach higher performance in shorter working hours, the pressure to lower costs and at the same time to achieve an appropriate contribution margin of the sold service or product.

Positive Psychology researcher are starting to focus on wellbeing on work. Researcher states that the greatest advantages in today business are happy and engaged people and provides a sustainable approach to increase productivity in general at the individual, team and even organization level.

Cultivating self-compassion and developing impartiality, interdependence and empathy enhances our sense of connection to an on others. It can serve as an opportunity to reflect on many ways in which others, often unknown to us, have benefited us in many other ways.

Your participation today is appreciated and will help positive psychologists to discover more ways of promoting wellbeing in organizations.

All the information we collected in today’s study will be confidential, and there will be no way of identifying your responses in the data archive. We are not interested in any one individual’s responses; we want to look at the general patterns that emerge when the data are aggregated together.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to talk with Luciano Cavallo at
u1424775@uel.ac.uk. If your participation in this study has caused you concerns, anxiety, or otherwise distressed you, you may contact telephone number 143, contact www.143.ch (for Switzerland) or a nearby support (Europe). The presented hand is anonymous, competent and always there for you.

If you would like to learn more about this research topic, we suggest the following references:

Achor, S. (2010). The happiness advantage: The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work. New York: Broadway Books.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

Please take a few minutes to participate at our 2 questionnaires after your training (each 4 - 5 minutes) to give us the possibilities to analyse the improvements in your self-compassion and wellbeing for our research.

Thank you

Luciano Cavallo