Are business and community organisations across Devon and Cornwall adequately prepared for the major challenges posed by Brexit?
That is one of the main questions being posed in new research from experts in conflict resolution and international politics at the University of Plymouth.
Through a year-long project coinciding with the UK’s scheduled exit from the European Union, researchers hope to understand how organisations are currently preparing for Brexit and their major questions and concerns.
It will then build on this by helping them develop the capabilities they need to increase their capacity and negotiate new, positive relationships with key stakeholders.
The project is being led by Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Richard Saundry, a renowned expert on workplace negotiation and mediation, who has worked for many years on research projects with the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
It also builds on previous Brexit-related initiatives from the University, including the iSPER Brexit Series, through which academics offered their insight into how organisations and officials could best respond to the referendum vote.