Professor Adrian Wilkinson is the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s long-serving (foundation) Director. He’s a pretty darn good captain of the WOW-ship with his ‘open door’ style and keen interest in seeing workers’ voices not fall on deaf ears, so we spent five minutes with Adrian (because it looks like that’s all he’ll have […]
In 2005, Bundaberg Base Hospital (BBH) made world news after Surgeon Jayant Patel was arrested over the deaths of patients on whom he operated as Director of Surgery at the Hospital. Patel was alleged to have caused at least 18 deaths through negligence. While medical staff making mistakes is not a new phenomena this was […]
Little research exists about how managers themselves are managed despite significant and ongoing change in the context of their work in recent years. Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing members, Adrian Wilkinson and Keith Townsend (with Gabriele Suder, University of Melbourne) have sought to fill this gap with their newly edited book – Handbook of Research on […]
The contribution of WOW’s Associate Professor Keith Townsend to the field of labour and employment relations (ER) research was acknowledged recently through his award as second runner up of the International Labor and Employment Relations Associations’ (ILERA) Luis Aparicio Prize. “As most of my research is conducted…in the [human resource management] HRM territory, I feel […]
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Griffith human resource (HR) and leadership experts Professor Adrian Wilkinson and Dr Jeanne McConachie are among prominent international speakers at this year’s Philippine national HR Symposium held in Cebu City, from 27-29 May. Sponsored by the Australian Government through the Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), the event has attracted 2,000 HR practitioners […]
A team of Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) researchers, in conjunction with a member of Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University (Associate Professor David Greenfield), has recently published a paper in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care focusing on the role of accreditation bodies in influencing human resource management (HRM) performance outcomes in […]