Enhancing wellbeing has become an increasing focus for modern workplaces. But what does that mean in practice? This case study investigates Medibank’s internal wellbeing journey to date with a focus on the key challenges and lessons learned.
Category: Diversity & Inclusion
We know that poor working conditions can have long-lasting negative effects on employee’s wellbeing, but there is now strong evidence of the protective effects of ‘good work’. So what is good work and how do we go about creating a health-enhancing workplace?
In new research, Dr Steve Lamb and Professor Kenny Kwok (University of Western Sydney) suggest not only that uncomfortable work environments reduce the cognitive resources available to an employee, but also explain how these environments negatively impact previously unexplored additional factors, and have detrimental effects on wellbeing.
Why has progress towards gender equality been so slow, when it is widely acknowledged that more heterogeneity is required in teams and boards of directors in Australia? And why are men named Peter still more likely to be on a board of directors than any women at all? AMP Capital recently examined why answers to…
Change is the new normal and traditional workplace processes and practices are being overhauled to generate greater levels of innovation, collaboration and creativity. Unfortunately, organisations have struggled to keep up; this is particularly true in relation to the changing composition of the workplace and the opportunities it provides. One of the reasons could be the…
Over the past two years, the Australian female sporting arena has observed an incredible influx of attention and support. From the creation of the Women’s Australian Football League, to the success of the Rugby Sevens team at the Rio Olympics, challenging opportunities for women to lead both on and off the field are increasing.
Is there more to understanding an increasingly diverse customer base and improving their experience? How can emerging insights about employee diversity apply to the world of customers?
How can digital technology enable organisations to access overlooked markets and better serve diverse customers? Westpac Group’s recent pilot program enabled customers who are Deaf or hard of hearing to access Auslan sign language interpreters when meeting professional financial planners.
Ask anyone to recall their favourite childhood television character and they wouldn’t have too much trouble. The heroes and villains that play out on our screens, the fantasy worlds and stories of triumph are remembered fondly. They also help to shape our own personal ideals and views of what is ‘normal’, ‘right’ and ‘important’. The…
Are some employee groups being left out through diversity efforts? A recent article in the Harvard Business Review would suggest that the drive to promote equality could be generating feelings of inequality, particularly for white males.