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.

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Future of Work Institute

Curtin Graduate School of Business 

78 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000


Telephone: +61 8 9266 4668


Email: fowi@curtin.edu.au

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Join the Industrial Transformation Research Hub

for work in the digital age

Collaboration Opportunities

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

 

The exciting initiative is led by The Future of Work Institute. We are seeking partners to join this important endeavour.

How will the Hub operate?

  • Focus on human health and productivity with a socio-digital perspective

  • Engagement with multiple industries to increase skill transfer and employability

  • Industry-research collaboration to produce practical and actionable outcomes

Digital transformation has the potential to greatly  improve health and productivity for people at  work. However, uncertainty is generating urgent questions for government, business,  and communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The solutions to these questions will not be found in the technology itself. Techno-centric solutions often fail, harming both health and productivity. It is a truism that people are the key to successful change, but this simple message masks the serious challenge of optimising healthy and productive work. 

What  skills will be

needed as jobs change 

through digitalisation? 

How will humans and machines work    together optimally in decision-making teams? 

How do we assess the

benefits of digital

technology through

effective organising?

The new hub will develop new ways of ensuring people and technology work together for

a better future.

Core themes and activities

Theme 1. Future workskills: Lifelong learning

  • Developing the skills and knowledge of future work

  • Implementing education, training and learning systems for digital work of the future

  • Cross-industry digital skills to enhance employability and workforce planning

 

 

Theme 2. Human-machineteaming: Intelligent collaboration

  • Optimising workflows and information within networked command centres

  • Enhancing decision making in human-machine teams

  • Transparency and interpretability in autonomous team systems

 

 

Theme 3. Transforming work: Organising better through technology

  • Designing work to improve the effective use of new technology

  • Enhancing organisational readiness for digitalisation

  • Ensuring health and wellbeing of workers during transformation

Core themes and activities

Theme 1. Future work skills: Lifelong learning

  • Developing the skills and knowledge of future work

  • Implementing education, training and learning systems for digital work of the future

  • Cross-industry digital skills to enhance employability and workforce planning

 

 

Theme 2. Human-machine teaming: Intelligent collaboration

  • Optimising workflows and information within networked command centres

  • Enhancing decision making in human-machine teams

  • Transparency and interpretability in autonomous team systems

 

 

Theme 3. Transforming work: Organising better through technology

  • Designing work to improve the effective use of new technology

  • Enhancing organisational readiness for digitalisation

  • Ensuring health and wellbeing of workers during transformation

Benefits for industry

partners

  • Solve workforce challenges for future skills, workforce strategy, and digital transformation

 

  • Access Australia’s leading researchers through collaborative and multidisciplinary projects

  • Join a network of world-class practitioners working with organisations

  • Lead new developments in shaping how people work with technology

  • Provide input into the skills and training required for the next generation workforce

Case studies

Developing adaptive work skills for technology innovations in care

A project creating new opportunities for care workers to collaborate with designers and managers to build new services for client management, communication and business services.

 

Integrating AI and teams in emergency response

Integrating algorithms and human judgement to visualise

and support communication

across diverse groups responding to a crisis.

Designing a socio-digital organisation

 

Optimising work and non-work systems to ensure human endurance

and  demanding  work  environments  with evolving technologies. 

About the Industrial Transformation Scheme

The Scheme is jointly funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), Curtin University and industry partners. The ARC will contribute up to $1million per annum for four years towards the projects. The ARC funds will be combined with cash and in-kind contributions from Curtin University and industry partners.

How to participate

Get in touch to find out how you can participate in the Hub and how we can develop a research program to benefit your organisation.

 

Timeline

  • Industry partners to lodge an expression of interest (November 20, 2019)

  • Completion of internal draft application (November 26, 2019)

  • ARC deadline for submission (December 11, 2019)

 

Contact us 

 

Professor Mark Griffin

mark.griffin@curtin.edu.au

+61 8 9266 2279

Mr Andrew Bell

andrew.bell@curtin.edu.au

+61 8 9266 3950

+61 (0) 421083289