Associate Professor Karina Jorritsma is leading a major initiative for the Centre’s Industry Collaboratory, called Thrive@Work.
With foundational funding from the WA Mental Health Commission and input from world leading experts on work design and employee well-being, we are developing evidence-based resources and supports that will assist organisations to design, implement and sustain healthy, high-performing work environments – or put simply, to have the knowledge and resources to become thriving organisations.
To ensure that the Thrive@Work initiative is impactful and addresses actual business needs, we are consulting with organisations of all sizes and across industries as well as linking closely with other key mental health and workplace initiatives within the State, nationally and internationally.
So far, this has led to the development of a number of resources, including:
- The development and refinement of a simple yet integrative framework of thriving that provides organisations with a structure by which to navigate the workplace well-being space and organise their evaluation and planning process.
- An audit tool that provides organisations with a practical and simple tool to assist them in evaluating their current state and their progress towards creating a thriving workplace.
- Case studies - to unpack how organisations have utilised the Thrive resources to date and detailed examples of how workplaces have undertaken successful work design interventions to improve the well-being of their employees.
-Other measurement tools and training
We are currently in the process of building a website to house all of these resources as well as other useful curated on-line resources.
We will also engage in capacity building through a network of people to help as well as up-skilling.
We look forward to launching this initiative, including the website next year.
We would like thank the 50+ organisations that have contributed to date.
In the meantime, you can connect to further updates or become part of Thrive@Work.