International research is mounting on the case for a group of management tools – known as high performance work practices – for improving business performance. And the evidence is particularly compelling in manufacturing. So why isn’t the Australian manufacturing industry abuzz with these practices?
The Australian Government Department of Industry commissioned the Centre for Workplace Leadership (University of Melbourne) to conduct a study that investigates the use of management practices that increase performance and innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector. This paper presents the...
The Australian labour market is experiencing a period of substantial change, within both the economic and industrial relations environments. This third annual Australia at Work report provides a first look at how these changes are impacting on working life.
This is the second report of key research findings arising from the Australia at Work research project. This research is a large scale longitudinal study that tracks the experiences of working Australians over five years.