• How COVID-19 changed the way we work

    Richard Holden     |      August 8, 2020

    Employers have long feared that working from home makes employees less productive. An analysis of 3 million workers in 16 cities during lockdowns suggests the opposite.

  • How work can affect your health and wellbeing

    Amy Vu     |      July 29, 2020

    74% of us worry that our work isn’t paying enough to keep up with the cost of living and 60% are concerned about the impact of work on our life and wellbeing.

  • Job insecurity wears heavy on people’s lives

    Open Forum     |      February 28, 2020

    New research shows employees exposed to job insecurity over more than four years became less emotionally stable, less agreeable, and less conscientious.

  • Preparing for the future of work

    Pi-Shen Seet     |      February 19, 2020

    The nature of work is changing in a world of automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and digitalisation, so what sort of jobs should young people prepare for?

  • Automation bites at unskilled jobs

    Richard Holden     |      January 20, 2020

    Technological change has always destroyed jobs. But now automation and artificial intelligence are drying up the options for anyone without specialised skills.

  • Work smarter, not harder

    Ebony Stansfield     |      January 7, 2020

    Managers want productive employees now the holiday break is over, but micro-management and work pressure are not the solution.

  • Robots won’t replace our need to work

    Jean-Philippe Deranty     |      January 3, 2020

    As machine automation and artificial intelligence surge, there’s paranoia our jobs will be overrun by robots. But even if this happens, labour won’t disappear, because humans need to work.

  • How do you deal with jerks at work?

    Open Forum     |      November 28, 2019

    Is there that one person who talks over you in meetings? Or maybe you’ve had your lunch pinched from the communal fridge? University of Queensland School of Psychology PhD candidate Mylyn Dat is studying how people deal with office scoundrels.

  • A foot in both camps

    Dawn Lo     |      November 12, 2019

    From an initial interest in optometry to managing a start-up to joining one of the world’s biggest tech giant – UNSW Business School alumna Jenny Chu has tried it all in the pursuit of a fulfilling career.

  • The ethics of the 4 day work week

    Nicholas Smith     |      November 4, 2019

    There’s much to be said for the campaign to reduce weekly working hours but the ethics are more complex than often assumed.

  • Working relationships beat team building exercises

    Petr Matous     |      September 30, 2019

    The key to an effective team-building strategy in the workplace is understanding that a team is really a social network built on connections between individuals.

  • Physical jobs take their toll in retirement

    Open Forum     |      June 15, 2019

    Men and women who have physically demanding jobs may experience poorer mental and physical health if they delay their retirement, new research led by Curtin University has found.