A local author is releasing a timely book that looks at the workplace shift that is happening during the pandemic.
It was not meant to do that but Dr Rob Graham is not complaining.
The book "Mandate to be Great: The 5 Traits of Techno-Resilient People and Organizations" is the former Nipissing University professor's second publication on the topic.
"Techno Resiliency means cultivating your capacity as a thriving technology-enhanced workplace," explained Graham.
"What techno resiliency was born from was the idea of trying to maximize existing resources and team efficiencies while minimizing costs and complexities."
Graham came up with the concept as a doctoral student while in University in England. The award-winning former teacher did his own local research for the book.
"When I was looking at Cementation on their website and talked to some people that work for Cementation and I was really intrigued with their notion of putting people ahead of profits," noted Graham.
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Graham's concept is being looked at by businesses across North America and even in England.
Those businesses have been getting his input on a way to re-think their organizational mandate during current and post-COVID-19 times.
The 55-year-old believes the topic is significant especially with how workplaces have changed everywhere during the pandemic.
"In my book, I look at some of the behavioural shifts and how to we create a psychologically responsible workplace. When we do get back to a face to face working reality or an office-centric work environment there is going to be a really important emphasis.
"I talk about how we are at a time when businesses need more from their workers than ever but arguably are they able to get that from people working from home," he said.
Graham says his new book received two thumbs up from one of the top literary agents in North America in the New York area, while also getting positive reviews from other corporate executives.
The book is scheduled to be out on Amazon in early January.