The future Australian workforce and its wellbeing

The future Australian workforce and its wellbeing

Principal speaker

Mr Paul Vittles

Join the Griffith Business School Alumni Network and the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing for breakfast as an interactive expert panel of workplace researchers and industry representatives discuss the make-up of the future Australian workforce and its wellbeing.

Armed with many years’ experience the panel may address the following issues:
• Employment relationships in organisations
• Employee and employer expectations in modern organisations
• Fostering more adaptable workers
• The cost rationalisation mode of contemporary business
• The role of employment and related legislation in meeting future workforce needs
• Wellbeing at work

Your Panel

Janis Bailey has taught and researched in the Griffith Business School for 14 years, and before that at several universities in Western Australia. A late entrant to academia, she was a union industrial officer, public servant and Industrial Relations management consultant before making the jump. Her research interests encompass union strategy, fairness at work, and employment relations in the hospitality, higher education and retail industries. She is a member of the management committee of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, and is an activist within the National Tertiary Education Union.

Chris Elston has over 34 years’ experience in the broad spectrum of Human Resources with an emphasis on organisational reform, change and development. Chris’ expertise are well positioned to focus on the alignment between business strategies and human resources service delivery. Chris holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations, a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and an MBA (with Distinction).

Ashlea Troth is Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School. She was awarded her PhD in 1999 (University of QLD) and a Masters of Organisational Psychology in 2012 (Griffith University). She is also a Registered Psychologist. Ashlea's research examines how employees' workplace emotions, Emotional Intelligence and Emotion Regulation impacts on communication and performance outcomes in organisational contexts.

Paul Vittles is a researcher, executive coach, and business mentor. He has been in CEO/director level positions in some of the world’s leading knowledge-based consultancies for the past 20 years. He is currently a Director with Instinct and Reason. Paul has an academic background as an economist and 30 years' professional training and experience as a market, social and behavioural researcher and business development consultant specialising in vision-led transformational change and stakeholder engagement. His recent work in Australia for clients like SuperFriend and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, includes mapping the characteristics of a happy, healthy, productive workplace and monitoring how the current state compares to the desired state.

Peter Jordan (Moderator), Griffith Business School, is an expert in performance in work teams, the role of emotions in organisations, Emotional Intelligence, and leadership. Peter has published extensively in leading international journals on these topics and attracted significant Australian Research Council funding to support his research. He has significant experience consulting to organisations in the South East Asia Region.

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