In a complex and interconnected world, work and organisations are rapidly changing. This book addresses key emerging issues by adopting an imaginative and innovative approach. Its comprehensive coverage on work and organisations aim to:

  • provide understanding of the external forces and institutions that are changing workplaces and organisations;
  • examine how organisations are being managed from within and how this reshapes the way individuals and groups relate to each other, whether they be employers, employees, independent professionals or contingent workers; and
  • integrate these two perspectives to show how both internal and external forces are interconnected and influence each other.

By combining theory and case studies, the book illuminates how ideas and concepts can be applied to work and organisations in a variety of contexts.

chapter |4 pages


ByRussell D Lansbury, Anya Johnson, Diane van den Broek

part I|2 pages

Identifying the Changing Contours of Work

chapter |5 pages


ByDiane van den Broek

chapter 1|15 pages

A dynamic work systems approach for analysing employment relations

ByChris F Wright, Russell D Lansbury

chapter 2|15 pages

The ‘gigification’ of work

Consideration of the challenges and opportunities
ByAlex Veen, David Oliver, Caleb Goods, Tom Barratt

chapter 3|15 pages

The life cycle of women’s employment in Australia and inequality markers

ByMarian Baird, Alexandra Heron

chapter 4|16 pages

Migration, skill and career

Organisationally bounded and individually bonded
ByDiane van den Broek, Dimitria Groutsis

chapter 5|16 pages

Feeling the heat

What future for organisations and work on a climate-changed world?
ByChristopher Wright

part II|2 pages

Navigating the changing contours of work: The role of collective actors

chapter |4 pages


ByRussell D Lansbury

chapter 6|15 pages

What have they ever done for us?

Unions in Australia
ByBradon Ellem, Rae Cooper

chapter 7|17 pages

Strategy and policy

The ‘professionalisation’ of teaching and the work of an Australian teachers’ union
BySusan McGrath-Champ, Mihajla Gavin, Meghan Stacey

chapter 8|16 pages

Financialisation and the growth of low-wage, insecure work

ByMark Westcott, Stephen Clibborn, Chris F Wright

chapter 9|14 pages

Visualising organisations over time and space

The Visual Atlas of Australian Co-operatives
ByGreg Patmore, Nikola Balnave, Olivera Marjanovic

part III|2 pages

Integrating the changing contours of work within organisations

chapter |3 pages


ByAnya Johnson

chapter 10|17 pages

Capability that really counts

A three-dimensional approach to capturing board capital
ByTien Nguyen, Mark Westcott, John Shields

chapter 11|15 pages

The politics of emotional credibility in the strategic planning process

ByStephanie Dunk, Leanne Cutcher

chapter 12|14 pages

Workplace bullying

Building a conceptual framework and a research agenda
ByAngela Knox, Philip Bohle

chapter 13|16 pages

Enhancing compassion in healthcare

A multilevel perspective
ByKaryn L Wang, Annalena Welp, Ju Li Ng, Helena Nguyen

chapter 14|13 pages

Workplace well-being

A critical review and the case of mindfulness-based programs
ByJames Donald, Anya Johnson, Helena Nguyen

part IV|2 pages

Reflections on work and organisation

chapter 15|16 pages

Labouring under the new capitalism

ByChris Howell