Masterclass: How Do We Integrate Mental Health, Wellbeing And Performance Within Professional Service Firms?

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Event Details

Date:
29 October 2020 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue:
Online (Melbourne time)
Categories:
Accounting

Description

If you could change one thing in your organisation that would support wellbeing across the board, what would it be? The answer could well be, support women.

Turnover, burnout and lack of diversity are among the key management challenges facing professional service and accounting firms right now. Using recent research undertaken with women accountants, Department of Accounting Associate Professor Carly Moulang and lecturer Dr Alessandro Ghio will discuss the ‘missing links' – key absent practices that women most desire that also demonstrate a clear return on investment for the entire business.

"In our interviews we asked 'if you could change one thing in your organisation, that would significantly help women, what would it be?'" says Dr Moulang. "Wellbeing is implicated in the practices-performance relationship and we will show why well-being is of critical importance and how organisations impact on it through supporting practices."

Dr Moulang's research agenda incorporates psychological research within the accounting and finance disciplines. Her multi-disciplinary research has included topics such as whistleblowing, creativity, performance management, environmental management accounting, wellbeing and psychological capital, superannuation research and decision-making.

Dr Ghio's research interests focus on the sociology of professions, in particular about issues concerning women and queer people in the accounting profession. His work contributes to the understanding of how accounting phenomena emerge and evolve in a social context and the mechanisms affecting such processes. Hear how your workplace can become a healthier and productive environment that fosters a high-performance culture.

Speakers

Carly Moulang

Carly Moulang is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Monash University with 20 years experience in Higher Education. She holds a Ph.D. in management accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Monash University. She is a CPA Australia member and a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ). Carly's research agenda incorporates psychological research within the accounting and finance disciplines. Her multi-disciplinary research has included topics such as whistleblowing, creativity, performance management, environmental management accounting, wellbeing and psychological capital, superannuation research and decision-making.

Carly's research has been widely disseminated via television, documentaries, podcasts, radio interviews and news articles. Her work broadly contributes towards achieving better retirement, performance and mental-health outcomes for women.

Alessandro Ghio

Alessandro Ghio is a Lecturer in Accounting at Monash University. He holds a Ph.D. in financial accounting from ESSEC Business School and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Pisa. His research interests focus on the sociology of professions, in particular about issues concerning women and queer people in the accounting profession. His work contributes to the understanding of how accounting phenomena emerge and evolve in a social context and the mechanisms affecting such processes.

Alessandro has published in several leading academic journals and he co-authored three books. Alessandro received the 2019 Aspen Institute 'Ideas Worth Teaching' Award and the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Award. He is the co-instigator of the project "Queering Accounting" and he has led and/or taken key roles in competitive research funded projects equating to over one million Australian dollars.

Prior to joining Monash University, Alessandro has been a controller in a large telecommunication organization, a consultant for the Italian Ministry of Education on social mobility in education and a visiting scholar at Indiana University (USA).

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