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Lack of decision-making autonomy undermines ethical leadership, ACU research findsLack of decision-making autonomy undermines ethical leadership, ACU research finds

To foster ethical leadership in organisations, hiring conscientious managers is not enough, according to new research conducted by Dr Mayowa Babalola at ACU’s Centre for Sustainable Human Resource Management & Wellbeing. Organisations may never benefit from recruiting conscientious managers if these managers lack decision-making autonomy, as it constrains their ability to lead ethically.

No arguments - design work for good mental healthNo arguments - design work for good mental health

Dr Kirsten Way challenges some of the arguments commonly cited by business owners against building a mentally healthy workplace. In this newly released video, Dr Way closely explains what “reasonably practicable” really means when it comes to ensuring psychological health in the workplace by addressing each of the five relevant matters listed in the WHS laws.

Professor Wayne Hochwarter named fellow at ACU Professor Wayne Hochwarter named fellow at ACU

The Peter Faber Business School at Australian Catholic University (ACU) has named Florida State University management Professor Wayne Hochwarter the Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable HRM & Wellbeing. Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management at FSU, is a leading international authority in organisational behavior research, with more than 100 scientific and applied articles to his credit.

Landmark Study Puts Fair Wages Firmly in the SpotlightLandmark Study Puts Fair Wages Firmly in the Spotlight

Managing wage levels remains a contested issue in the public arena. In recent times, Australia’s Transport Workers Union defended the timing of a legal challenge over the introduction of minimum pay rates for truck drivers, saying trucking contractors need better pay to compete and stay safe on the roads.