The Industrial Transformation Research Hub
for Work Capabilities in the Digital Age 

This Hub is a new initiative supporting individuals and organisations to thrive in the digital future of work.


Thriving in the digital age

The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) helps people and organisations thrive in the digital age. We conduct leading-edge research and translate and disseminate our research through collaborative projects and impact activities.

Thrive at Work is a world-first well-being initiative centred on designing work that helps employees, organisations and industry to thrive.

Led by the Future of Work Institute, Thrive at Work has been developed with leading mental health bodies – for and with, businesses.

The SMART work design model was developed by Australian Research Council Professor Sharon Parker at the Future of Work Institute.


The framework can be used when designing meaningful and motivating work, identifying five key themes that result in positive outcomes across jobs and industries. The themes for SMART work are:StimulatingMasteryAgencyRelational, and Tolerable Demands.


Through leading-edge research and its dissemination, the institute will implement the six thematic programs.

These programs will shape the research and practice of the Institute.

The programs intersect with each in multiple ways and all contribute to the overall theme of thriving in a digital age.



The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

FoWI’s researchers focus on how people contribute to and benefit from new knowledge and practices, and their mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

The Future of Work Institute acknowledges the Wadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Institute is situated.

Contact Us


Future of Work Institute

Curtin Graduate School of Business 

78 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000

Telephone: +61 8 9266 4668


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