Curtin University research fellow Dr Caroline Knight has just published some research on the impact managers can make on their employees through work design.
Research indicates that up to 50% of American workers have changed jobs due to bad managers, with suspicions that the figure of similar instances in Australia cannot be far off.
Dr Caroline Knight joined RTRFM to discuss this issue.
Featuring Dr Caroline Knight
Jobs for Humans
Digital disruption, AI, automation and changing views about work-life balance are going to transform our workplaces. A Deloitte Access Economics report forecasts that four out of five jobs created between now and 2030 will be for ‘knowledge workers’.
In this episode, Jess and David are joined by Professor Mark Griffin, Director of the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University, to discuss how our workplaces are going to change.
Featuring Prof Mark Griffin
Virtual Team Research
Employees working in ‘virtual teams’ can overcome performance difficulties to work effectively if they have positive feedback, social support and job autonomy in their tasks and jobs, new research involving Curtin University has found.
The research, published in the annual review of the journal Small Group Research, investigated the mutual impact of virtual teamwork, which includes using virtual tools such as email or video conferencing from different countries and locations, and work design on the functioning of teams.
Curtin Future Of Work Institute Centre for Transformative Work Design researcher Dr Florian Klonek joined RTRFM to discuss the report.
Featuring Dr Florian Klonek
Jobs Fit for a Human
Chris Lloyd speaks with Dr Marylene Gagne and Dr Patrick Dunlop from the Future of Work Institute in Perth, Western Australia to understand the challenges associated with future job design and to explore the purpose of Thrive at Work.
Featuring Dr Marylene Gagne and Dr Patrick Dunlop
Working From Home:
Blessing or a Curse?
Pyjamas, commuting from bed to your desk just minutes after waking up, no boss looking over your shoulder–working from home sounds like a dream. But what about the pressures from family, bad technology, and lack of support from colleagues?
Professor Sharon Parker discusses the Australian workforce’s adjustment to isolated work. Listen to her and host Ginger Gorman as they theorise about the future of the Australian workforce.
Featuring Prof Sharon Parker