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.

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...

Australia at Work: In a changing world

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.