Understanding the current gaze of workplace wellbeing in offsite manufacturing

Weis, J, Gilbert, G, Aranda-Mena, G, Rahmani, F and London, K 2018, 'Understanding the current gaze of workplace wellbeing in offsite manufacturing', in Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference, Coping with the Complexity of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing in Construction, Salvador, Brazil, 1-3 August 2018, pp. 457-465.


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Title Understanding the current gaze of workplace wellbeing in offsite manufacturing
Author(s) Weis, J
Gilbert, G
Aranda-Mena, G
Rahmani, F
London, K
Year 2018
Conference name Coping with the Complexity of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing in Construction
Conference location Salvador, Brazil
Conference dates 1-3 August 2018
Proceedings title Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference, Coping with the Complexity of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing in Construction
Publisher Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB)
Place of publication Brazil
Start page 457
End page 465
Total pages 9
Abstract The controlled offsite manufacturing environment provides an opportunity for understanding the relationship between workplace wellbeing and the nature of conditions that shape potential for workers to improve gains through working conditions and productivity respectively. The new factory-based workplace environment brings with it new challenges in wellbeing to health and to safety. Coupled with this, there is no empirical evidence to support the numerous claims that wellbeing for people working in offsite manufacturing factories is much improved because of the controls that are implicit. The concept of workplace wellbeing, those associated with human and social capital, is developed and situated in the existing offsite manufacturing literature using a desktop study technique. Emergent findings from the literature review suggest that a contextually based conceptual framework requires workplace wellbeing to be addressed through a sociocultural analytic lens from a humanist perspective to tease out the phenomenon from the viewpoint of the worker. There is a tendency to focus on offsite manufacturing through the lens of the economic rationalist which espouses efficiency over time, materiality and innovation over people. While humanist values such as human and social capital have been identified as some of the key mediators for wellbeing-based productivity, a review revealed a lack of published research into the context specific factors affecting workplace wellbeing in offsite manufacturing in Australia.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Workplace wellbeing
Offsite manufacturing
Human capital
Social capital
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