SMART Work Design Essentials (Face-to-face)

This interactive workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of work design and its impact on employee well-being, engagement and productivity .

Customised packages for organisations

“Our clients might differ widely in size, location, and industry, but are unified by their goal that seeks a thriving organisation created through good work design.”

About this Workshop

Work design is integral to the very core of people’s work experiences. When work is well-designed, it promotes mental health and well-being, fosters creativity, innovation and optimal job performance. Poorly designed work, however, is dissatisfying and disengaging. Over time, prolonged exposure to poor work design can cause (amongst other negative effects) depression, burnout, stifled learning, and reduced productivity.

This interactive workshop provides participants with a deep understanding of work design and its impact on employee well-being, engagement and productivity . We will introduce an evidence-based and highly practical SMART work design model, unpacking each of the key elements of Stimulating, Mastery, Agency, Relational, and Tolerable demands, unpacking how they are linked to major psychosocial risks at work. We will also discuss how to create SMARTer work, providing initial tips about ways that work design can be improved.

After completing this workshop, participants will gain working knowledge of the fundamentals of work design and its pivotal role in employee experiences, especially from a mental health perspective. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore initial ideas about how to improve work design within their team or organisation.

An optional extra for this workshop is an assessment of the work design of participants through a personalised feedback report (please contact us to discuss the pricing of this option).

This workshop is a foundation for any of the following workshops:

• Leading for SMART Work – For Supervisors, Managers & Leaders
• Strategic Planning for SMART Work
• Crafting Your Way To SMART Work - For All Staff

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Investigate: We collaborate with you to understand your organisation, training needs, challenges, and objectives, and work collectively to identify how we can best support your organisation. 

 

Create: Together we craft personalised learning experiences and activities that capture your unique organisational climate that focuses on good and bad work design behaviours, and what employees and leaders can do to minimise psychosocial risks and promote thriving.

 

Launch: Bespoke learning experiences customise the content to your organisation to maximise engagement, knowledge, and promotion of good work design principles.

 

Refine: After delivery, we keep in contact, measuring progress towards agreed goals. Future interactions evolve and are refined according to these measurements. 

Engage with us

 

Once we start out partnership, we move through several stages:

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Investigate: We collaborate with you to understand your organisation, training needs, challenges, and objectives, and work collectively to identify how we can best support your organisation. 

 

Create: Together we craft personalised learning experiences and activities that capture your unique organisational climate that focuses on good and bad work design behaviours, and what employees and leaders can do to minimise psychosocial risks and promote thriving.

 

Launch: Bespoke learning experiences customise the content to your organisation to maximise engagement, knowledge, and promotion of good work design principles.

 

Refine: After delivery, we keep in contact, measuring progress towards agreed goals. Future interactions evolve and are refined according to these measurements. 

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Learning elements

Work Design assessment

Individuals, even within the same organisation, have unique work design experiences. To ensure that participants are aware of their specific work design needs, and potential steps forward, we provide each participant with a tailored report detailing their work design.

Reflections

Reflecting on your own experiences allows you to better understand your work. Throughout the program participants reflect on their work experiences as they progress through the content.

Knowledge checks

To allow participants the opportunity to gauge their understanding and areas for improvement, we have embedded knowledge checks throughout the program.

Simulations

Often, the best way to learn is through doing. During this program, participants are immersed in simulations exploring poor work design from the perspective of the employee or managers and must make decisions based on best practice. 

Videos

To maintain engagement, and to ensure all learning styles are catered to, participants are exposed to videos created and presented by leading experts into work design from the Future of Work Institute.

Interactive discussions

To give participants the opportunity to learn from each other and develop meaningful connections inside and outside of this program, participants discuss and share their own and program specific work design experiences.

Written activities

Participants complete activities and create potential solutions to fictional work design dilemmas and apply these to their own context.

Program content

Although every client has unique needs and requirements specific to their organisation, here is the basic structure of the online learning program. The content of the final program will be mutually decided based on budget and learning objectives.  

Modules

  1. What is work design and why is it important

  2. Stimulating

  3. Mastery

  4. Agency

  5. Relational

  6. Tolerable demands

  7. Multi-level influences on work design

 

 

Optional Module 1: Deeper Dive into Work Design from a Work Health & Safety Perspective

Learning outcomes

• Engage in a simulation that demonstrates what work design is and why it matters for mental health, performance and learning
• Gain an understanding of the SMART work design model
• How work design relates to key psychosocial risks at work
• Multi-level influences on work design
• An overview of approaches to achieving SMARTer work designs

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for all staff, including front line employees, managers/leaders and those with responsibility for work design (e.g., HR professionals, organisational development professionals, health and safety professionals, and those who are charged with workforce development, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, etc).

Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

Details

Start dates: Enrol immediately

 

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

 

Course Format: Self-paced online

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