We provide high quality research across a broad multidisciplinary programme concerned with people and work. Unique in New Zealand, the Institute’s Future of Work Programme addresses the challenge of rapid workplace change, driven by new digital technologies, globalisation, environmental pressures, changing workforce demographics and new forms of social interaction and organising. The scope of the programme is broad yet distinctive, and involves collaboration between research groups and key individuals from across AUT University’s faculties along with our external partners in a well-coordinated multidisciplinary initiative.
The Future of Work Programme is organised into five interrelated themes: Digital mobility, connectivity and work futures; Participation in employment and labour market; People, work and wellbeing; Health, safety and environmental resilience; Learning for future work.
The NZ Work Research Institute’s research and engagement programme is delivered through a number of specialist research groups:
The Institute has a close affiliation with the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research.