Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne
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Performance-based incentives are a common feature in most organisations, but we know they can induce unwanted behaviours. Documented behaviours include trains skipping stations to meet schedule benchmarks, teachers “teaching to the test” to improve standardised school test scores and Victoria police testing themselves at roadside alcohol testing stations to meet test volume targets. In this lecture I will report on an extensive field study of performance measurement practice, providing insight into the way firms avoid these dysfunctional behaviours while retaining performance-based incentives.
It emerges from this study that many firms have a healthy distrust of quantitative, objective performance measures (measuring what you can count). Instead they rely on a range of strategies to detect adverse behaviours and ensure these behaviours are not rewarded (measuring what counts). This lecture will provide insight into both the upside and downside of the bureaucratically-complex strategies firms use to ensure their performance measurement practice rewards and retains the right people.
The lecture is jointly presented by the Department of Accounting and CPA Australia.
Anne Lillis will deliver the 82nd CPA Australia – University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture, the longest-running lecture series at the University and in the world. This is a both a physical and digital event with the option to attend in-person or via Zoom webinar.
Please note that registration closes on 20 September. For registration after this date, please phone 1300 73 73 73 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recording of this lecture will be made available to registrants via email the following week. It will also be published on our website.
The Dungala Kaiela Oration is co-hosted annually by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. This major event challenges and inspires the creation of a shared cultural identity and the building of an inclusive vision of nationhood and prosperity of the Yorta Yorta and other First Nations peoples.
The Oration talks to the power of opportunity and collaboration. It shines a light on the ‘Nanyak’, the invincible spirit of the Yorta Yorta and other First Nations peoples in promoting a path for prosperity and productivity within an inclusive respectful society.
The power of sport reaches into the hearts and minds of First Nations and other peoples in Australian society.
Josephine Sukkar’s oration will talk to the undeniable power within the infrastructure of sport in Australia to harness and channel the passion of the Australian people. She will highlight the willingness and ability within sporting infrastructure to tackle the insidious issue of institutional racism and to be a critical cornerstone in creating a healthy, vibrant nation we can all proud to be contribute to. And one in which we can all be winners.
It’s important that now, more than ever, is a time to acknowledge that systemic institutional racism exists and that a national strategic approach is required within peak sporting codes to adopt unifying standards across all forms and codes to commit to tackling imbedded cultural ignorance and the acts of racist behaviour that occur as a result.
The Yorta Yorta people will take a leading position in working with the people of the Goulburn Murray region and Australians all over the country, to achieve the goal of eradicating institutional racism and building a better, faster, stronger, fitter society.
The 13th annual Dungala Kaiela Oration will begin this important conversation.
The Kaiela Institute was established in 2011 to promote a collaborative vision and aspiration for a positive future for the Aboriginal community in the Goulburn Valley. The Institute provides a place and a process to encourage and support local Aboriginal leaders and institutions to take a strategic approach to building this positive future for the whole community. Working in partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations across four key areas – aspiration, enablement, responsibility and opportunity – the Kaiela Institute delivers on education, employment, health, social inclusion, cultural expression and cultural affirmation to create an environment that will promote collaborative visioning and aspiration for a positive future for our community.