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Communities of Meaning in the Modern Workforce

Humans are better together

The nature of work is constantly changing - and organisations are being challenged more than ever to adapt to evolving societal, environmental and economic factors. With the rapid advancement to digitisation due to the pandemic, employers and workers were forced to quickly pivot to new ways of working.

To help address the complex workplace issues of today, we partnered with Monash University to develop a ‘communities of meaning’ framework which positions wellbeing, connection, and meaningful work at the core of your business. By adopting this framework, organisations will see tangible benefits to their business and their employees, including:

  • People: With research showing that this can be beneficial for physical and mental health, for organisations this approach can fulfil their duty of care to their employees’ wellbeing.
  • Strategy: The collective wisdom of communities has been shown to drive innovation, collaboration and co-creation by utilising insights from individuals and their personal networks, while also leveraging diversity of thought, language and best practice global thinking. For organisations this collective wisdom can provide a competitive advantage for solving complex problems.
  • Bottom line: A ‘communities of meaning’ approach can increase efficiency and help save costs by reducing disruptive conflict, minimising turnover, and improving productivity. Organisations can also improve employee turnover through higher engagement and greater meaning at work.

Communities of meaning in the modern workforce

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