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The WhyWork® Podcast invites you down a sinuous path to explore the uncomfortable realities of work and the stuff that can go really wrong. There is a beacon of hope, however, because through the laughter and the tears, we reconstruct and redesign great work to suit the contemporary realities of this changing world.


Why… WhyWork?

The WhyWork® Podcast is a story-telling, organisational strategy session and legal dissection of workplace events that are laced with humour. We explore contemporary and uncomfortable realities of work. Alan and Trajce dismantle case law and Sara prompts listeners to consider how to redesign the world of work to realise business objectives so that people thrive.
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S05-E06: Doctor, doctor, give me a call

Anna Linning asks, “How are different organisations managing the phenomena of digital and instant communication modes in their business – Teams, social media, intranets, and the like?” “Doctor, doctor, give me a call,” Alan chimes, reflecting on Anna’s work in an Australian occupational medical practice.  The team debate the Fair

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S05-E05: Shimmyin’ on the dance floor

WARNING: Suicide and sex are mentioned in this episode. The WhyWork crew debate the contest of being forthright in social relations. Trajce reveals a case of a young, drunken lawyer determined to approach a colleague on the dancefloor at a work party. The courts deemed his behaviour to be highly

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S05-E04: Office spirits: culture & controversy

Sara laments the damage to her little toe that got no roast beef, “… and it was on my birthday!” she punctuates the story. No, she hadn’t been drinking… The team debate the idea of drinking at work, particularly when it is distributed. Sara describes a case when a teacher concluded

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S05-E01: Citizen Control

Season 05 Episode 01: Citizen Control. “Consultation – meh! Peh!” complains Sara, with disdain. “There is a lot of corporate hazing and gaslighting,” reflects Trajce. This episode was spurned by the presentation by Dr Elise Crawford of Central Queensland University on her reesarch of worker particpation in their work design

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What happens when a past state prosecutor and barrister, an award-winning defense lawyer, and a work design strategist sit down to chat? Bubbles of trouble. Join us for laughter, snorts, giggles, and some tales of the unusual and some confronting stuff too. The human experience at work, and all our vulnerabilities, are on show. There are plenty of fireside chats and relatable stories. Sit down, log on, subscribe, and stay awhile.

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