Inspiring leaders and managing people




Workplace diversity

Research excellence. Competitive edge. Organisational impact.

People are critical to the success of organisations. It is people who drive innovation, profit, growth, social responsibility and customer satisfaction. The Centre for Workplace Excellence at the UniSA Business School conducts cutting-edge research to identify innovative and effective strategies for managing and supporting people in the workplace.

Organisational success is not achieved through hiring a great workforce alone, but through the practices and systems adopted to manage people. Organisations that effectively select, develop, motivate, deploy and manage people produce better results. Effectively managing people creates value by paying attention to employees’ wellbeing and achievements. Our multi-disciplinary research investigates how both people and organisations can perform at their best in a complex environment with changing regulatory policy and increased competition in a global marketplace, assisting in the creation of better institutions, cultures and practices of work and life.

Our researchers work closely with business, government, and professional management associations to determine effective and practical approaches to contemporary people management issues. 

Enterprising research

Leaders leading change

Leaders leading change

Organisational change is today’s new norm, yet 70% of change initiatives fail over time. If businesses are open to innovation and willing to change, why doesn’t this translate into success?

Leadership gender diversity

Leadership gender diversity - Don't blame the pipeline, grow it.

Organisations with more gender diversity in leadership positions achieve better financial performance. Yet women remain dramatically underrepresented in senior roles. Find out how to change the status quo of leadership gender diversity in your business.

Hands up

Hands up: Who's for volunteering?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at least one Australian in every three has volunteered in the last year. Chances are that either you, someone in your family, or your neighbour is a volunteer.

Success from succession

Family business: Success from succession

Sustaining family businesses across generations is a challenge. Discover how innovation and reinvigoration can help family businesses thrive.

Contact Us

Centre for Workplace Excellence
City West Campus, Elton Mayo Building, 37-44 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

 cwex@unisa.edu.au

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