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Use our library of evidence based research and wellbeing statistics to build the business case for your wellbeing strategy.

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Flexible Work Resources
Funded by the Western Australian State Government, this project aims to provide evidence-based and…

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MAPNet

Technological innovation, automation, big data, and demographic changes are leading to disruption in the way we work – better understanding of future work skills is needed.

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Job Crafting

Job crafting occurs when an individual alters aspects of their own tasks in order to improve the fit between their work and their individual preferences.

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Thrive at Work at Home Series

Follow our Thrive at Work at Home Series to gain practical tips to support you and your team in being productive and mentally healthy when working from home.

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Work design

Work design affects both how people feel about their job and organisational outcomes – including increased productivity, financial growth, and lower rates of accidents and incidents.

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Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia

The Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia (MIFWA) wanted to measure employees’ overall well-being and psychosocial risks pre and post the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Australian Public Service

A large Federal Government agency wanted to embed positive work design practices into their workforce planning and decision-making activities.

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Department of Fire and Emergency Services

FOWI partnered with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) to deliver organisational resources aimed at improving the recruitment and retention practices of emergency service volunteers.

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Collecting data

Collecting data is an integral part of the Thrive initiative. Our comprehensive guide helps you to collect and track key organisational metrics and employee perception data.

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Workplace flexibility

Implement flexible working arrangements for leaders and employees to maximise the opportunities and benefits that flexibility brings.

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FIFO workers

The Future of Work Institute recently conducted research funded by the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia in which more than 3,000 FIFO workers and partners were surveyed or interviewed.

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Lifelong Learning

Continuous, lifelong learning will future proof the workforce and help people retain relevancy in the future world of work.

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Thrive at Work assessment tool

The Future of Work Institute’s assessment tool enables you to review your organisation’s current state and create an action plan that forms the basis of your well-being strategy.

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Promoting physical health

The Healthy workers initiative provides guidance on five key aspects of good health at work- Eat Well, Move More, maintain a Healthy Weight, be Smoke-free and reduce consumption of Alcohol.

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Fatigue management

Understand the factors that contribute to workplace fatigue and their interaction with the way work is designed, including how these can be improved to address and reduce the risk of fatigue.

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Injury management

Ensure leaders, HR and OSH personnel understand how to design work for people managing, or recovering from, mental illness at work.

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High Quality Connections

Connections formed in the workplace, by virtue of the amount of time spent there, help to accomplish the work of organisations and help individuals to Thrive.

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Removing barriers to support

Information on workplace support programs to assist people experiencing mental health concerns should be promoted, leaders aware how to use them and employees able to access them.

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Strengths-Based Development

Strategies that allow employees to use their natural talents to become strengths have the potential to greatly improve productivity.

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Employee mental health education

Employees’ ability to recognise and assist with mental health conditions (both their own and their peers’) can be improved by mental health training and education.

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Leader mental health education

People leaders in a workplace need to understand their pivotal role in looking out for their team’s wellbeing – training can help them to do this.

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Monitoring mental health

It’s important to keep mental health topics at the forefront and regularly refresh employee knowledge and skills in raising mental health issues.

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Stigma reduction

For any stigma to be reduced requires continual discussion. Workplaces play a key role in reducing the stigma around mental health.

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Conducting focus groups

Measuring the success of any initiate you implement in the thrive process is critical – One of the richest sources of data is an employee focus group.

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Legislative requirements

Employers and employees have a shared responsibility to create safe work environments – employers are required to create psychologically safety as far as is reasonably practicable.

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Physical risks

Employees have the right to complete their job without being exposed to risk of physical harm – both employer and employee have responsibilities to ensure their safety.

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Stress management for leaders

Work-related stress is a leading cause of work-related mental ill health, and there are both individual and organisational factors that can prevent and reduce it.