Age, task discretion and mining shift work: Their effect on sleep quality

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The Australian mining industry has been responsible for much of the growth in shift work with 52% of all employees now working them. But roster arrangements for this type of work are the perpetual thorn in both employers’ and employees’ sides. Contributing heavily to employees’ work-life balance, shifts that lead to partner dissatisfaction or that […]

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 […]

The role of leadership in building innovation and productivity

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) and Griffith Business School (GBS) researchers have been awarded funding by the Centre for Workplace Leadership (CWL)—a Federal government initiative based at the University of Melbourne—dedicated to increasing workplace productivity by assessing and building the capacity of small and medium enterprise through frontline leadership, performance and job quality. Associate Professors […]

Redistributing economic and social power: what the IR, HR research says

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Members of the Centre for Work, Orgnaisation and Wellbeing (WOW) travelled to Melbourne in early February for three days of collaboration and presentations at the 28th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference. Focusing this year on ‘Work, employment and human resources: the redistribution of economic and social power?’, six […]