The AWR project consists of four phases
- Foundation of evidence: through a literature review, stakeholder input and consumer and expert roundtables, the project has established an evidence base for the delivery of the following phase.
- AWR assessment: the extent to which participating organisations are currently supportive of older workers is baselined. The Maturity of Practice Index (MPI) uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative data to assess the performance of each organisation against four best practice pillars.
- Organisational activities: using insights from the AWR assessment phase, tailored activities are recommended for each participating organisation. Manager training and resources developed by the project are being implemented, evaluated and refined. These focus on people’s awareness and learning, as well as reducing work-related factors. Work-related factors are anything in the design or management of work that increases employee stress.
- Evaluation: data collected towards the end of the project will be compared with the baseline data to enable the impact of the intervention activities to be evaluated.
The “MPI Summary” below captures the key themes from the assessment phase of the project, and about every 6 months we publish a short Newsletter containing project updates and insights. As we produce resources to support organisational activities we will continue to publish them here.