Company values go beyond ‘writing on the wall’

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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When it comes to organisational values, Bruce Highfield of Olam International believes they hold a deeper meaning for companies than some may think. “I think in the beginning most organisations felt that they needed to placate the HR department and find some words to stick on the wall, but I think we’ve moved on from […]

Five minutes with…Ashlea Troth

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Associate Professor Ashlea Troth has always been interested in people. She likes to know what makes them tick!! We spend a lot of time in the workplace, she says, and how one thinks and feels at, and about work, has a huge impact. So we spent five minutes with Ashlea to learn a little more […]

Bullying and harassment in the workplace: Australian universities

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The act of harassment and bullying is a very real and serious concern in workplaces across the country, and according to a study by members of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, the same can be said of staff members at Australian universities. In 2011, Professor Glenda Strachan helped conduct a survey of permanent […]

Five minutes with…Amanda Biggs

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Understanding the relationship between employee-employer interactions, employee health and employer-level mechanisms such as policies, leadership style and culture, underpins Dr Amanda Biggs’ research. We spent five minutes with Amanda to learn a little more… In what area/s do your current research interests lie? In addition to examining the mechanisms underlying the [aforementioned] relationships, I am […]

Five minutes with….Rebecca Loudoun

Business and government
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The health of a workplace is considered through many a lens: its operations, procedures, infrastructure, equipment and people (to name a few). In the broader sense, Dr Rebecca Loudoun’s research looks at how these aspects are managed. We spent five minutes with Rebecca to learn a little more… In what area/s does your current research […]

Postdoctoral Fellow sought for workplace research

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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We’re looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW)! About the GUPF scheme Griffith University administers an annual competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship (GUPF) scheme, offering up to eight (two year, fixed–term) Fellowships University–wide. Full details can be accessed via the Office for Research website. WOW invites Expressions of […]

The hidden role of site managers: influencing construction workers’ eating habits

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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SNAPO indicators – a catchy acronym used in health circles for behavioural risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases: Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical activity, and Overweight and obesity. A team of researchers, led by WOW’s Dr Rebecca Loudoun, surveyed 186 workers on six new or refurbishing mixed residential, office and retail building sites operated by the same firm around Brisbane […]