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What is the 4-Dimensional Workplace?

FOWI is creating a new facility to understand how remote and autonomous operations are transforming work for everyone.

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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.

Our Research in Practice

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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.

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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: Stimulating, Mastery, Agency, Relational, and Tolerable Demands.

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