What works for you? Lecture explores working-from-home policies

15/05/2024 | 2 mins

The lasting impact of work-from-home policies will be the subject of a free public lecture hosted by The University of Western Australia’s Business School on Wednesday 29 May.

Working from home: what works and for who will examine which employees benefit from work-from-home opportunities, how organisations can tailor policies and how government policy makers need to respond to the potential environmental benefits and transportation infrastructure challenges.

Event host Dr Stijn Masschelein, a lecturer in accounting in UWA’s Business School, said during Covid lockdowns businesses experimented with work-from-home arrangements.

“Since then, a significant increase in hybrid remote work setups has emerged,” Dr Masschelein.

“We have gained insights into which employees excel in remote settings and which do not, and we will be presenting some of our research at the event.”

Attendees will hear from UWA Business School experts: Associate Professor Doina Olaru, who researches travel behaviour; Dr Joseph Carpini, a senior lecturer in human resource management and organisational behaviour; Associate Professor Alex Luksyte, who studies overqualification and diversity in the workplace; and Dr Katlijn Haesebrouck, from Maastricht University who specialises in how businesses can better guide and motivate employees.

The panel will discuss effective strategies, tailored policies, governmental responses and how their research resonates with different organisations and employees around the world.

The lecture is from 5pm to 6pm in Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre at UWA Business School and will be followed by a two-hour catered network event in the foyer.

“We are keen to expand our investigation with more industry partners so, during the network event, we want to discuss what the current struggles and roadblocks are for effective remote working policies with the members of the public,” Dr Masschelein.

For more information and to register click here.

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Annelies Gartner (UWA PR & Media Adviser) 6488 6876

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