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Good work design

Good work is good for you. The design of our work affects the way we feel and can influence our motivation, engagement and stress levels at work.


The design of our work affects the way we feel and can influence our motivation, engagement and stress levels at work.

Work demands are an important part of our work and help to give people meaning, purpose and a sense of achievement.

By harnessing individual differences, you can have the right person doing the right work and create a high performing team.

The more your team trusts you—and the more you trust them—the more success you will have together.

If you are concerned that someone you work with is not behaving as usual, they may need extra support.

Communicating openly with your employees builds trust, makes them feel valued and provides opportunities to express views and raise issues.

Performance development or management is a core part of every manager and supervisor’s job.

The way we work is changing. For many people, when, where and how we do our work has evolved.

Around the world, the pace of change in workplaces is getting faster. It’s now more important than ever that managers and supervisors help their teams adapt.

How you respond to a worker’s absence can impact the person’s engagement with work, how long they are away and future absences.

Research shows that returning to work after illness or injury delivers many benefits for workers and their employers.

Good work design, or safety in design, considers hazards and risks as early as possible in the planning and design process.

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Date printed 17 Jun 2024

https://www.comcare.gov.au/safe-healthy-work/healthy-workplace/good-work-design