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Breaking Barriers: Prioritising Mental Health in the Workplace
Prioritising mental health in the workplace isn't just compassionate; it's a fundamental investment that can foster productivity, resilience, innovation, and a culture where everyone can thrive both personally and professionally.
The public surveys conducted in the MENA region in 2021 indicate a significant prevalence of stress among respondents, with approximately 40% reporting ongoing periods of stress in their lives. Within the GCC, recent surveys reveal that a substantial portion—no less than 30%—of employees are grappling with burnout symptoms. These symptoms encompass severe fatigue and a diminished capacity to regulate their emotions effectively.
In this episode of the Anticipate Podcast, Stephen Longworth, Digital Lead at WSP in the Middle East is joined by Stephen Haynes, Director of Wellbeing at the British Safety Council and Simon Cutts, Director of Health, Safety, and Environment at WSP in the Middle East. Together, they shed light on the organisational best practices for nurturing a mentally healthy work environment and the steps that both individuals and organisations can take to elevate mental health in the workplace.
Empowering Saudi Engineers: WSP's Path to Transformation
In this episode of the Anticipate Podcast, Tariq Shehabaddin meets with a diverse panel of experts, Saudi engineers, and graduates to uncover the inspiring journeys of Saudi professionals within WSP’s dynamic Accelerated Graduate Programme (which has recently evolved and been rebranded into ‘Al Masar’). The episode also explores how national talents are driving change and fostering innovation in the Kingdom and the role of the private sector in propelling their careers forward.
The Future Ready® Story So Far
In this enlightening podcast episode, we delve into the depths of WSP's groundbreaking Future Ready programme. Hosted by Sophia Key, Head of Future Ready for WSP in the Middle East, and featuring the insights of David Symons, Climate Change and Sustainability Director at WSP in the UK, this episode demystifies the evolution, implementation, and impact of Future Ready® across the organisation.
From its humble origins to its current global reach, David shares how the program was inspired by the need to anticipate future megatrends and their implications on WSP's long-lasting designs, ranging from towering buildings to intricate transport systems. The episode explores how WSP's forward-thinking approach not only benefits clients around the world but also attracts top talent, all while addressing complex challenges like climate change, societal shifts, and resource availability. Tune in to uncover the fascinating journey of WSP's Future Ready® program and discover how it's shaping the future of resilient design.
UNiting Nations for Change: A Glimpse into the UAE’s Global Climate Summit
With COP28 around the corner, the question that looms large is whether the world's leaders will rise to the occasion and take bold, decisive actions to address the pressing challenges of climate change.
In this episode of the Anticipate Podcast, Dana Darwish, ESG Advisory Consultant, and Maitha Alremeithi, Graduate Consultant - Sustainable Development and Healthy Living at WSP in the Middle East, are joined by a distinguished guest, Raidan AlSaqqaf, Economist and Technical Lead for COP28 preparations at the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s office for the UAE. The episode pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of COP28 and the intricate web of climate agreements and disagreements. It also uncovers some of the untold stories propelling the fight against climate change and explores the potential for transformative change.
The UN Resident Coordinator's Office shoulders the responsibility of coordinating UN engagements with their counterparts in the UAE, the designated host country for COP28. It also supports the UAE in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Smart Moves: Exploring AI's Impact on the Future of Mobility
Over the past five years, the mobility sector has witnessed an unparalleled surge in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence. However, alongside this remarkable progress, we must recognise that significant technological advancements bring not only opportunities but also challenges.
In this episode of the Anticipate Podcast, Terry Smith, Intelligent Mobility Lead at WSP Middle East, is joined by Dr Raj Kamalanathsharma, Intelligent Mobility Advisor, to unravel the intricate web of AI-powered innovations and discuss the challenges and opportunities they present. The talk also delves into envisioning a future where mobility seamlessly integrates with advanced intelligent systems.
Sailing towards Sustainability: Unveiling the Secrets of Eco-Friendly Marine Facilities
From ports and harbours to marinas and offshore wind farms, marine structures facilities play a crucial role in protecting our coastlines. But as we confront the challenges of climate change and rising sea levels, it's more important than ever to ensure that these structures are sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly.
In this episode of the Anticipate Podcast, Vishal Krishnan, Maritime Structures Service Lead –and Benjamin Hall, Maritime Planning Service Lead, at WSP Middle East, dive into the world of green marine facilities and explore the latest innovations in eco-friendly designs.
The episode is hosted by Amr Abdelnaeim, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager at WSP in the Middle East.