Graham Wilson

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Graham Wilson

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Graham Wilson

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1993

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South East

Biography

Since my Fellowship in 1993, the world and I have moved on – not, sadly, in the same directions necessarily, and certainly not in the direction that my project explored. I visited organisations in India, Japan and the USA that had introduced radically more empowering workplaces – giving teams of employees responsibility for significant decision-making and shifting the focus of the managers from operational tasks to employee development. It is wonderful to think that this was happening then. Today, we see the rise of the political right, the dominance of avaricious corporate owners and leaders, short-termism, aggressively negative media, and fame culture. Such values do not align with employee empowerment – quite the reverse, as we have seen in the development of the gig economy in so many sectors. The Fellowship gave me access to wonderful people, the material for two books, research skills that I've drawn on since, and a glimpse of the possible. Today, I am a part-time tutor in psychology and counselling at the University of Oxford, a lecturer in therapeutic counselling in further education, and a Ronin Scholar researching the interfaces between psychology and photography.

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