The future of management – how managers are managed?

Adrian Wilkinson
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
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 […]

Gender parity in senior leadership – why we’re still talking about it

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Improving gender parity in senior positions has held long-standing air time in the Australian workforce discourse. With women comprising only 15.4% of chief executive officers (CEOs) in Australian organisations and just over one quarter (27.4%) holding other key senior management roles, employer responses have included (although are not limited to) the introduction of gender quotas, […]

Managing our ‘human resources’ at work: Where’s the wellbeing?

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The obsession of human resource management (HRM) research to link with performance over the last thirty years, is yet to prove that such an association makes a big influence. HRM strategies that ask what an organisation can get out of workers is also stalling, and is more likely to backfire in the contemporary (Western) employment […]

The past, present and future of Japan’s employment relations

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The cycle of Japan’s employment relations (ER) practices was the topic of a Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing seminar on Tuesday, 11 August. Commencing with what was once seen to underpin this greatly envied and competitively positioned labour market, Associate Professor Katsuki Aoki  (Meiji University, Japan) spoke of the three sacred Japanese ER and […]

Five minutes with…Dr Sandra Lawrence

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Early on, Dr Sandra Lawrence’s research considered how social support helped people cope in the workplace. A former Research Fellow of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, and now Chief Investigator on two Australia Research Council projects – one of which she leads – we spent five minutes with Sandra to learn a little […]

Bridging the gap between industrial relations research and practice

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Under the leadership of President, Justice Iain Ross AO, Australia’s workplace relations tribunal, the Fair Work Commission, began a national engagement and education program in 2014 to connect with, and provide education and support for, the industrial relations (IR) and human resources (HR) communities. At the same time, WOW’s Associate Professor Keith Townsend was noticing […]

New journal focuses on human capital management in South Asia

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing offers insights annually into the world of peer-reviewed journal publishing through its Seminar Series and Higher Degree Research student initiatives. But have you ever wondered what’s involved in getting an internationally- syndicated journal up and running? Launched by Sage India in 2014, the ‘South Asia Journal of Human […]