In this masterclass series, Prof Hayden Ramsay (Deputy Vice Chancellor Ethics) explores the concept of human flourishing, the relationship between work and flourishing, challenges to workplace wellbeing and the integration of work and life.

We are familiar with the ethics that calls us to self-sacrifice service and virtue. Flourishing as a person is also a very important ethical idea.

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While we may determine for ourselves what we want to do with our lives, objectively, our nature tells us little about the sorts of things we’re meant to do to live well.

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A whole human life is or should be a coherent story made up of a rich range of activities.

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A workplace is a community that can give you the tools you need so that you can flourish at work.

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However much an employer can do to help you develop yourself, including professionally, it is ultimately a personal responsibility and duty.

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You need to be rich and secure in the resources you value to flourish at work.

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Creating an environment in which a workplace operates as a community can have a positive impact on how we address the mental health of our colleagues and employees.

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We need to encourage diversity of ideas or perspectives at work.

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Workplaces tend to move quickly; they are busy places. This can undermine the care we’d like to show for ethics.

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All of the dimensions of our lives are integrated into a vision of what it is to flourish as a human.

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