What is the project about?
This project, funded by the Western Australian State Government (details below), has as one of its aims to provide evidence-based and practical resources that inform and enhance the experience of flexible working. The resources provide strategies for employees, teams, and managers to maximise the benefits and reduce the risks of flexible work, and thereby help to support businesses, government, and not-for-profit agencies.
The project is part of the Centre for Transformative Work Design’s research program and supports the Thrive at Work initiative; both of which are part of Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute.
Research Grant Details
Parker, S. K., Griffin, M. A., Jorritsma, K., and Knight, C. (Chief Investigators). Supporting health and productive flexible working. Project funded by the Western Australian State Government Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. 2020. C1128000380.
Flexible Work Resources
Evidence-based and practical resources
developed for individuals, teams and managers
How to Make
My Flexible Work SMART
How to Manage
How to Lead Flexible Work:
A Guide to Successful Policy
This guide provides practical, evidence-based strategies on how the worker can optimise their performance and well-being when working flexibly.
This guide provides evidence-based recommendations on how to effectively lead virtual teams to optimise team member performance and wellbeing.
This guide provides evidence-based recommendations on how to effectively lead and manage flexible working to optimise the well-being and productivity of employees.
Mentally Healthy Workplaces during COVID-19
These guides have been created by experts to provide practical tips and advice on helping employers and employees look out for the signs that someone may need support, and assist them to find help when they need it.
You can view and download by clicking on the image.
Daily video and blog series
1. Working from home: Why should we care about this topic?
Professor Sharon Parker introduces the series and argues that it is critical for Australia’s economy and the well-being of its people to promote effective working from home.
2. Set up your team for success during COVID-19 crisis
Professor Sharon Parker gives managers three tips for setting a team to work successfully from home:
1. Provide support | 2. Discuss how to work together | 3. Don’t forget the big picture.
3. Be kind to yourself: Self-Compassion in Difficult Times
Professor Sharon Parker discusses how, in the midst of uncertainty and stress, it is important not to avoid your emotions, to be kind to yourself, and not to judge yourself too harshly.