Discover how the Centre for the New Workforce is developing learning and workplace wellbeing solutions that empower people and organisations in the exponential era through its research and findings.
Led by Dr Sean Gallagher, the Centre for the New Workforce (CNeW) is the only centre in Australia dedicated to developing learning and workplace wellbeing solutions for the future of work. We aim to empower people and organisations in a dynamic, technology-transforming world.
2021 industry briefing
Working to close Australia's skills gap: Lessons from abroad
By adopting lessons from overseas, Australia has an opportunity to accelerate skills growth and support greater collaboration across the public and private sectors.
Peak Human Workplace
In this unprecedented era, organisations must innovate to survive. Turn complex disruption into competitive advantage. Learn more about the peak human workplace.
2020 industry briefing
Closing Australia's Skills Gap
Many jobs are undergoing major changes due to advances in technology. New ways of work are emerging. Learn more about closing Australia’s skills gap.
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Thoughts of our researchers
Browse a collection of opinion pieces written by the CNeW team.
What If coronavirus and Captain Sully are future of work signals?
Whether the marvel of the “Miracle on the Hudson” or the catastrophe of the coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic, both of these stories illustrate the power of the facet of tacit knowledge, known as a heuristic, in a rapid response scenario.
What do the Australian fires illuminate about the future of work?
The devastating Australian wildfires that have burned 27 million acres, killed nearly 1 billion animals and produced 8 months' worth of man-made carbon are irrefutably the result of climate change.
Competitive advantage in the exponential era
In a rapidly changing world, much of the new knowledge comes in the form of tacit knowledge. And it is even more important in the exponential era with rapidly accelerating technologies. Why? Tacit approaches can create new value for companies faster.
Work experience on digital platforms
As part of his call for business to join “Team Australia’’ during the coronavirus-induced economic crisis, Scott Morrison appealed to industry leaders to “take the opportunity to invest in the skills of your workforce”.
Students need digital immersion
How do we prepare students for the digital economy? Digital skills cannot simply be an add-on to a traditional university education structured to serve the knowledge economy. Learning must be constructed around the emerging futures of work in the digital economy.
The future of work
Sophisticated artificial intelligence and digital technologies are already changing jobs, impacting work and transforming industries.
The Centre for the New Workforce places people at the heart of the future of work.
The future of work is emerging in at least three different ways:
Platform transformation – how digital platforms are transforming work by disconnecting it from jobs, e.g. “expertise as a service” in the gig and freelance economies.
Organisational transformation – how organisations are restructuring themselves, e.g. corporate agile approaches.
Digital transformation – how digital technologies are transforming the way we create value, e.g. Industry 4.0.