Workplace

Why the popular office doesn’t work

Mar 31, 2017 Workplace

There was a brilliant quote up on the screen when workplace expert Libby Sander took the lectern at the Total Facilities Live breakfast session on Thursday morning in Sydney. It was from the master himself, Oscar Wilde – “Everything popular is wrong.” This resonates quite a lot with outfits such as The Fifth Estate that […]

Australian Ecolabel Delivers Radical Solution to Reduce Workplace Sickies

Mar 29, 2017 Workplace

Australian businesses lose up to $28 billion annually in lost production and wages due to employee ill health, however, what is largely unknown is that toxic ingredients hidden in products used in workplace buildings are a significant culprit of workplace sickness, according to a Brisbane based ecolabel, who this week unveiled a radical certification tool […]

Co-working is evolving to combine co-living

Mar 28, 2017 Workplace

Recent reports estimate that by 2020 1.55 billion workers will be responsible for work that does not confine them to a desk. Already, up to 80% of employees work at least one day a week out of the office. Co-working, where employees and the self-employed share workspace, ideas and knowledge, started in 2005 in San […]

The demand for flexibility is reshaping our coworking future

Mar 6, 2017 Workplace

The original names in shared workspaces including Hub Australia and Inspire9 are giving way to their next generation as the freelance and flexible work economy continues rise. This increasing demand for new, shared environments means that coworking hubs are disrupting the way we do business more than ever before. Today, coworking interior architecture is delivering more than […]

Lendlease’s new offices have a strong focus on workplace design and sustainability

Feb 21, 2017 Workplace

Lendlease have designed and delivered more sustainable buildings in Australia than any other developer, so it’s no surprise that their new 26,000sqm Barangaroo office in Sydney continues this legacy as the most sustainable, iconic and desirable office address in Sydney. The precinct represents a workplace of the future that drives better performance, better collaboration and […]

What workspaces are the best for freelance workers?

Feb 17, 2017 Workplace

The gig economy is offering Australians jobs, but it comes at a cost. These are often freelance temporary positions, where workers are independent and have to take on more risks. People who work in the gig economy can work from everywhere. But not all places are compatible with the contingent nature of their work, recommended […]

Facilities professionals will shape the evolution of modern workplaces

Oct 23, 2015 Workplace

A high-performance workplace can make a significant contribution to boosting productivity and improving profitability. With the rise of smart buildings, the workplace is undergoing massive change as emerging technologies and standards make their impact on processes and traditional approaches. At present, there is an undeniable synergy between facilities management and high-performance workplaces and shrewd professionals […]