The Centre for People, Organisation and Work (CPOW) brings together social science research expertise.
CPOW’s research focuses on the leadership and management of people in the workplace, as well as understanding the wider economic, political, technological, social and cultural environment in which organisations operate. A major goal is to formulate positive policies and programs for business, government, and community.
Researchers explore issues such as diversity, skills development, human resource management and how to achieve effective results that are related to financial, operational and organisational sustainability, employee commitment, as well as economic and employee wellbeing.
In undertaking our research, we acknowledge that economic and social divisions are defining features of the world we live in. Our research focuses on addressing economic inequalities and fragmentation, social questions around gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and locality, to enhance working lives and advance positive social change.
The Centre for People, Organisation and Work (CPOW) is located within RMIT’s College of Business and undertakes research to understand some of the major transformations and challenges of our time.
Capabilities and services
CPOW comprises approximately fifty active research members from across the College of Business at RMIT University.
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CPOW’s research is organised within and across five themes that act as a focusing mechanism and provide a collaborative research environment to support cross-disciplinary research.
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Past and present projects undertaken by CPOW
Partnerships and collaborations
CPOW has an international profile and strong partnerships and research collaborations that include exchanges with universities, governments, communities and business.
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People and contact
The Centre for People, Organisation and Work is a growing collaboration between passionate, engaged and diverse values-driven researchers.
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Book Launch: 'Digesting Femininities: The feminist politics of contemporary food culture'
This is a new book from Dr Natalie Jovanovski (Swinburne University). Are we eating our own gender inequality? It should be a fascinating presentation and discussion.