Australian Institute of Police Management

People centric organisations

People centric organisations

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

"Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Since then, she has observed how companies with a trusting workplace perform better. Psychological safety isn’t about being nice, she says. It’s about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning from each other. And she argues that kind of organizational culture is increasingly important in the modern economy."

Positive workplace culture review

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an independent review into its workplace policies, practices and procedures to address bullying and harassment, which has clearly highlighted a need for change. Chief Executive Rhys Jones says the review was commissioned to give direction on how to lead a safe and inclusive workplace, following the formation of Fire and Emergency New Zealand in July 2017, which brought together 14,000 people, across nearly 40 different firefighting organisations with different cultures, identities and ways of doing things. “The safety, health and wellbeing of our

Making U.S. Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive

"To succeed as a firefighter, stereotypically masculine traits like brawn and courage are simply not enough. Firefighters also need the intellectual, social, and emotional skills required to deliver medical emergency aid, support each other through traumatic experiences, and engage intimately with the communities they serve. In short, successful firefighters embody a complex mix of skills and traits.

When no one retires

"In the public sector, policy makers are beginning to take action. Efforts are under way in the United States to reimagine communities to enhance “age friendliness,” develop strategies to improve infrastructure, enhance wellness and disease prevention, and design new ways to invest for retirement as traditional income sources like pensions and defined benefit plans dry up. But such efforts are still early stage, and given the slow pace of governmental change they will likely take years to evolve."

Unconscious bias training

 An assessment of the evidence for effectiveness

Answering the call

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services

Employing Older Workers

This report is based on a survey of AHRI members conducted in July – August 2018 in association with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Questions include: Which of the following recruitment practices, if any, does your organisation undertake to encourage an age diverse workforce? ; Is there an age above which your organisation is reluctant to recruit workers? ; Which, if any, of the following options are available in your organisation to employees in their late careers?

Simple changes to job ads can help recruit more police officers of color

"The United States is experiencing a human capital crisis at all levels of government. Even among graduates of public affairs programs, the interest in joining the public sector is dwindling as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials look elsewhere to make an impact on society. But this is more than a numbers issue.

Female leaders in a male organisation

An Empirical Analysis of Leader Prototypicality, Power and Gender in the German Police

Changing capabilities of emergency service organisations

"Our initial evidence base for evaluating the degree to which ESOs have changed in the manner anticipated is to review annual reports and strategic and other plans of these organisations in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Several of these articulate the need to increase diversity within their workforce to better connect and communicate with the communities they serve (for example, QFES, 2017a). Workplace culture plays a large part in accommodating and maintaining a diverse workforce."

Part-Time Leadership in the Baden-Württemberg Police Force

"This study analyses the question of whether the existing frameworks are useful to the police of Baden-Württemberg in Germany to successfully implement part-time leadership positions. This was done by a qualitative semi-structured interview study. The sample included six experts from Lower-Saxony interviewed about their experience in part-time leadership at their police force, where part-time arrangements in leadership positions are already systematically organised."

Delivering through diversity

Our latest study of diversity in the workplace, Delivering through diversity, reaffirms the global relevance of the link between diversity—defined as a greater proportion of women and a more mixed ethnic and cultural composition in the leadership of large companies—and company financial outperformance.

Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations

The failure rate of government transformations is far too high. It represents a huge missed opportunity to tackle society’s greatest challenges more effectively, to give citizens better experiences with government, and to make more productive use of limited public resources.

Leading for Change

A Blueprint for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Revisited

The end of policing

“There has been a long standing debate in this country about the role of the police. Indeed in the shadow of the Sheehy Inquiry in the 1990s the Police Foundation carried out its own independent review into the role and responsibilities of the police. More recently caught between the challenges of austerity and rising demand many continue to call for a royal commission into the role of the police.