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Journal article

Research and education in public sector practice: a systems approach to understanding policy impact

This article outlines how a systems thinking approach can aid understanding of research and education impact on government practice.
Journal article

Implementation for impact—measurement, partnership approaches, and storytelling

This is an introductory article to the AJPA symposium on 'Generating and demonstrating implementation impact'. It provides an overview and synthesis of key themes canvassed in the papers, which includes a focus on implementation for impact regarding measurement, partnership approaches, and storytelling.

The secret

Interview with Dr Brigid van Wanrooy, Research Manager, Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne.

The secret to unlocking productivity in manufacturing

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?

High performance manufacturing workplaces initial findings (September 2014)

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...