The world has shifted. In Business and Government we teach the skills and operations of contemporary business. Our leaders are pushing into uncharted territories of policy, commerce and innovation. Since our conception, Griffith Business School has brought together formative ideas and analysis that are intended to advance our understanding of the possibilities around principles like collaboration, sustainability, diversity and equity. It’s a whole new way of thinking for a whole new generation of business and government professionals.

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New normal that transforms our productivity and wellbeing

by Dian Tjondronegoro and Christhina Candido

Online and digital technologies have changed the way we connect, collaborate, work, and socialise. Thanks to Internet connectivity, online presence, and digital business tools, many businesses have been able to manage the shift to flexible work seamlessly. This article explores the productivity and wellbeing considerations for incorporating digitised workspace as part of the new normal for flexible work, combining with Activity Based Working and Working From Home.

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A Roadmap to Recovery and Regeneration

by The Yunus Centre, Griffith University

Today marks the launch of the first foray into the Roadmap to Recovery and Regeneration project. It’s a starting point not a blueprint. This project is designed to foster co-creation and drive an agenda of recovery and regeneration. Our goal is to support innovators and decision makers by opening up potential approaches they might explore, adapt or use to generate better outcomes for people, places and the planet.

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Supporting the National Cabinet

by Dr Jacob Deem and Jennifer Menzies

Recommendations to the National Cabinet of Australia

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Impacts of COVID-19 on women around the globe

Griffith academics have warned that women have borne most of the brunt of COVID-19.

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Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)

by Ian Edwards, Kiri Yapp, Sam Mackay and Professor Brendan Mackey

Interest is growing in the public sector in relevance of the TCFD

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Skills for future knowledge workers

by Dr Caroline Riot and Dr Susan Ressia

What skills do we need for the workforce and to create a future that benefits all?

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Beyond sustainability — the case for regenerative

by The Yunus Centre

Moving towards a regenerative approach.

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Post COVID workplaces

by Professor Ruth McPhail

A review of early analysis on the world's response to COVID-19

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Policy Innovation Hub

A gateway for government, industry and community knowledge partnerships. Providing insights and analysis that help shape the future of Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Business for good

The future of business is a social return on investment – responsible global citizenship, enterprise education, team-work and creative thinking.  How are you designing and building a better future?

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The Gender Card


Griffith Asia Institute


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Business Chicks Masterclass:

New skills for the new economy

Online | Thurs 10 Dec | 12pm

Now, more than ever, is the time to work towards creating a new world economy, an 'impact economy' where business goes beyond profit to create positive social, cultural and environmental impacts.

Topics: Why Impact Enterprise is the way forward | How the world of business is adapting to the rapidly changing environment | How you can start to make change where you are

Professor Ingrid Burkett, Professor of Practice Alex Hannant and Dr Elise Stephenson

Professional Development

Sharpen your tools

Online | Free

Are you interested in applying social marketing to enact change? Do you need help to develop and execute a social marketing strategy? Great, we have multiple options to meet your needs.

The team in Social Marketing @ Griffith offer an array of free and affordable tutorials, webinars and courses to help sharpen your social change tool kit. The learning calendar runs year round. Learn from some of the sharpest minds in social marketing and change.


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Jennifer Menzies

Principal Research Fellow at the Policy Innovation Hub

Jennifer has over 25 years experience in policy and public administration in both the State and Commonwealth Governments. As a senior executive within the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet she developed the government’s strategic policy agenda including the Smart State Policy. Jennifer was also Cabinet Secretary from 2001 to 2004 and the inaugural Secretary for the Council for the Australian Federation from 2007 to 2009 and a member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission 2011 -2016. She publishes in the fields of caretaker conventions, federalism and intergovernmental relations.

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Professor Ruth McPhail

Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources

Ruth is on the Board of ANZAM and is Standards Australia’s representative to ISO on the development of a standard for Diversity and Inclusion. She has wide experience in management consulting, human resource management and leadership, having trained management teams in Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, the USA and India. Ruth was previously a high school educator before becoming a Director of Human Resources in industry before joining Griffith University. Her research interests include international human resource management, LGBT expatriates, LGBTI elders and aged care, student success, educating adults and first year preparation and transition. Ruth holds a PhD from Griffith University and a Master and Bachelor of Education from the University of South Australia.

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Dr Caroline Riot

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

Caroline is an experienced and passionate educator in career development and employability, and a strong advocate for business student experiential learning and international experiences in tourism and sport management. She is an engaging and pro-active leader of partnership development and engagement across universities, industry, and government. She is a highly engaged researcher in high performance sport, elite athlete development, and women’s well-being through sport and physical activity; having published over 15 peer reviewed book chapters and articles in highly ranked journals and project led funded research grants.

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Dr Susan Ressia

Lecturer in the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources

Susan’s current research interests include a focus on graduate employability and examining the effects and impact of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Susan is co-author of Employment Relations: An Integrated Approach (2nd Edition) and Work in the 21st Century: How do I Log on?. She has published in Gender, Work and Organization and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources. Prior to her academic career, Susan worked in a range of industries, both in Australia and internationally, including finance and banking, education, information technology, and community services.

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