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The Australia and New Zealand Chapter (ANZ) of the Humanistic Management Network held our July 2015 workshop co-hosted with the Leadership Lab at the University of Adelaide in South Australia on the 1st of July 2015.

How can we improve our working lives by enhancing our social spaces?  The idea of the 'third place' has caught the imagination of numerous commentators, researchers and managers over the last few decades.  The concept emerged in 1982 when the importance of stress free spaces was realised as providing a valuable place for relief from the pressures of work and home (the two other places).  Social spaces, away from the dominant life paradigms (work and home), can provide a convivial environment which can enhance social relations, create a supportive community and help build personal resilience as tensions at work and home wax and wane.

We welcomed our guest for July, Dr Peter Sandiford from the University of Adelaide Business School who will shared his research, perspectives and musings about the Third Space and its potential contribution to enriching organisational well-being.  Peter has extensively researched the use and value of social space in community and society from a number of perspectives and you can download the workshop summary below.

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