Career and Organisational Research Unit (Core)
The Better Work and Well-Being Project
The Better Work and Well-Being Project encompasses a team of researchers whose primary interest is to enhance individual, organisational, and community well-being through providing psychological services and interventions. Much of our work has been on the impact of organisational climate on psychological variables such as stress and morale and outcome variables such as turnover, absenteeism, and workplace safety. Our team of researchers is backed by technical staff who have considerable expertise in formatting, administering, and scoring both paper-based and web-based surveys.
What we offer
We have extensive experience identifying the critical factors that influence employees’ engagement with organisational initiatives, providing managers with solutions that impact positively on organisational and employee well-being. We offer expertise in methodologies that enable employees to better understand and to improve the impact of organisational variables on their well-being and performance.
Our services include the following:
- Organisational needs analysis
- Organisational climate surveys
- Opinion surveys
- Programme evaluation
- Safety surveys
- Organizational improvement initiatives
- Statistical analysis and reporting
- Survey administration (web-based and paper-based)
- Secure management of large data sets
- Provision of benchmarking
- Survey development
- Qualitative analysis
- Independent Reporting
- Staff feedback and engagement
List of projects
The Better Work and Well-Being Project is a collaborative effort between Prof Tony Machin and Prof Gerard Fogarty over the last 14 years with a focus on high quality applied research. Our major collaborators have been Queensland Health, the Department of Public Works, Main Roads, Queensland Transport, the Department of Industrial Relations, Queensland Treasury, the Department of Emergency Services, and the Southern Queensland Rural Division of General Practice.
Research group measures the intangible
List of members
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