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Business: How To Be A Good Manager – Myth-Busting Using Research With Dr Helen Fitzhugh From University of East Anglia

5th July 2021 @ 12:45 - 13:30



Reality TV shows like ‘The Apprentice’ attract audiences by placing pressure on contestants and encouraging conflict – making them fun to watch but poor representations of everyday business realities.

Unfortunately, this means that being interested in business can look like a cut-throat activity only for the loudest and bossiest. Yet research tells a very different story. Studies on motivation, workplace wellbeing and shareholder return lead to the conclusion it takes quite different qualities to be a good manager, design good jobs and build sustainable businesses.

Join this session to hear what really gets good performance from workers and makes organisations run smoothly.

Dr Helen Fitzhugh is a Senior Research Associate at Norwich Business School. She is currently working on projects related to employee wellbeing. Her profile can be viewed here.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Business, Economics, and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Business at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



5th July 2021
12:45 - 13:30
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