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Industry 4.0

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Working paper

Bridging the global digital divide

This paper outlines an initiative that would allow the United States, along with a range of public and private partners, to seize the opportunity to reduce the digital divide between nations and people in a way that benefits inclusive economic advancement in low- and middle-income...
Report

Peak human workplace: innovation in the unprecedented era

This report builds on the findings of research conducted in 2019, and uses first of its kind national survey data to investigate the influence of both workplace learning and collaboration on enabling innovation in Australian workplaces.
Journal article

Lean thinking and industrial 4.0 approach to achieving construction 4.0 for industrialization and technological development

This study discovered, among others, the veracity of contingency approach in harnessing attributes of the lean thinking concept and disruptive applications in achieving Construction 4.0.
Report

Mapping career causeways: supporting workers at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with labour markets, and risks causing widespread worker displacement in the worst affected sectors. This disruption has thrown into sharp relief the lack of timely and detailed careers advice for workers. This report aims to fill that information gap...
Report

The future of jobs report 2020

This report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualised within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in...
Report

Human capital as an asset: an accounting framework to reset the value of talent in the new world of work

The coronavirus pandemic is a defining moment for business leaders as they reset the workforce, restore stability and strive to achieve growth in a sustainable manner that benefits all stakeholders. This paper argues that business organisations should seek to work towards a more holistic approach...
Briefing paper

Tech capable 2025

This briefing is for boards and senior leaders, government, advocates and thought leaders. It was co-created with sector leaders during February to June 2020, following Swinburne’s Society 4.0 Forum in Nov 2019.
Discussion paper

Digital transformation: powering the great reset

Digital transformation is not a new endeavour for business, though prior attempts have often failed to realise its full potential. This paper explores the increasing yet evolving role and relevance of digital transformation in business today.
Guide

Diversity, equity and inclusion 4.0

This toolkit is designed to highlight the opportunities and outline the challenges specific to greater use of technology in the service of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. It is designed for organisational leaders, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers (CDIOs), and others actively working to promote...
Report

The future is now: creating decent work post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which swept across the globe in the early months of 2020, has rapidly accelerated long-standing trends in labour markets and economies around the world. Income inequality, precarious work and the digitisation of the economy are now issues that policymakers must grapple with...