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Job Crafting Workshop

Highly Practical Evidence-Based Workshop


3 March 2020
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton | Johannesburg

The highly practical and evidence-based Crafting Better Work workshop pulls together the science and research of job crafting and provides practical tools and case studies to bring this concept to life with individuals, teams and organisations.

People personalise all aspects of their lives - their cars, their clothes and their holidays. One area that we are not often encouraged to personalise is our work. This is despite clear evidence and science that shows the benefits of personalising and crafting work in terms of performance, engagement, growth and wellbeing.

Job Crafting encourages us to explore how we act, interact and think about our tasks, thoughts and relationships and to redesign and personalise aspects of our work in ways that foster engagement, job satisfaction, resilience and thriving. Job Crafting is a research-informed and evidence-based approach and the research into this practice is compelling. Job Crafting boosts innovation and agility, nurtures health and wellbeing and amplifies meaning, purpose and productivity.

The practice of Job Crafting is a growing field of academic study, but to date the concept and approach is largely untapped and unknown from an organisational perspective. There have been some early adopters including Google, Logitech, Burts Bees in the US, Wideroe Airlines in Norway and Connect Health, the University of Leeds and Virgin money in the UK. Case studies from these organisations will be shared within the workshop.

Job Crafting enables and encourages people to bring their diverse, whole and best selves to work each day by redesigning their work in ways that fosters engagement, satisfaction, resilience and thriving.

Filled with practical job crafting strategies, studies and stories, based on the latest science combined with positive business psychologists Rob Baker’s extensive research and experience Crafting better work enables leaders to learn, live, lead and embed a more personalised approach to work which create and sustains an exceptional employee experience within the workplace.

The Crafting better work workshop shares:
  • how to enable people to bring their whole and best selves to work each day to help organisations thrive
  • how to create a closer fit between the work people do and their purpose, passions and strengths
  • how to boost creativity, curiosity and nurture a job crafting mindset within a workplace
  • how to reframe, amplify and enrich social connections and build high quality relationships
  • how to build and craft wellbeing and resilience in work

Job Crafting is focused on enabling and encouraging individuals to maximise their diverse talents, strengths and experiences in their work. A personalised approach to work supports a number of organisational and people-focused priorities including:
  • Talent management
  • Creating a first-class people experience
  • Growth and career development
  • Performance
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Coaching
  • Change and transformation

Who should attend?

The Crafting Better Work workshop is relevant to HR professionals, talent managers, OD practitioners’ individuals, coaches, and people-leaders who have an interest in taking an evidenced-based, research-led and practical approach to fostering growth, performance and wellbeing within the workplace.

What will the workshop cover?

By attending this workshop, you will be provided with tools, techniques and practices to:
  1. Learn why personalisation at work matters; and why it is missing from most organisations
  2. Learn how to bring a personalised approach to work through job crafting
  3. Apply and bring job crafting to life within organisations using a variety of tested and research informed exercises and activities
  4. Explore how to embed job crafting within teams and organisations through a series of case studies and practical examples
  5. Create a job crafting mindset within individuals, teams and organisations

After the workshop you will receive a Crafting better Work certified certificate and all the slides and additional resources

Delivery style

The session will be informative, interactive, practical and fast-paced (and fun). The focus will be on sharing ideas in a clear way that participants can then share, explain and utilise with colleagues in the practical challenges they are facing.


Contact Katie van der Schyff for more information +27 (11) 706 6009 |


To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009 | 

About the workshop Facilitator - Rob Baker

Rob Baker is a specialist at bringing positive psychology, wellbeing and exceptional performance to workplaces as a consultant, writer and speaker. He is the founder and Chief Positive Deviant of Tailored Thinking, a leading evidence-based positive psychology, wellbeing and HR consultancy. His work, ideas and research has been presented at academic and professional conferences around the world.

A Chartered Fellow of both the CIPD and the Australian HR Institute, with over 18 years’ HR leadership experience, Rob has worked with organisations from a variety of sectors and backgrounds including digital start-ups, multi-national manufacturers, national banks, local government and universities. Previous roles he held was Associate HR Director at University of Melbourne and Change Director at University of Sheffield.

Rob actively collaborates with academics from the Centre of Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Rob brings zest, curiosity and a collaborative spirit to everything that he does and lives happily with an adventure loving family based in Durham in the North East of England.

Registration Options

  excl. VAT
Job Crafting Workshop
One-day Workshop:
3 March 2020

R4 500.00 Excl. VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and workshop materials



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Contact Katie van der Schyff for more information +27 (11) 706 6009 |


To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009 |





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