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5 design and facility ideas to boost workplace productivity

Productivity is key to optimising workplace performance — and the design and facilities of work spaces play a significant role in increasing productivity, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging collaboration. We’re already experiencing open-plan offices and collaborative spaces, but what about science-backed design, environmental elements, and modular fit outs? Here are five design and facility ideas that can boost workplace productivity.

Making cities more liveable, workable and sustainable

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) is the latest internationally-acclaimed partner of Total Facilities 2018, Australia’s leading facilities management event and marketplace for FM buyers and suppliers taking place in Melbourne in April.

Three on top: Find out how these leading brands stay at the forefront of FM innovation

Feb 2, 2018 Technology

With innovation and diversification key to today’s Facilities Management landscape, there’s a growing focus on smart solutions.  More companies are harnessing the latest developments across emerging and new technology to drive building productivity resulting in enhanced building performance and greater benefits to customers.

Annual competition to find Australia’s Best Bathroom 2018 now open

Now’s the time for your public bathroom to shine, with entries opening today for the eagerly anticipated 2018 Best Bathroom Competition – brought to you by Initial.

Hays Jobs Report reveals facilities management skills in demand for 2018

Hays recruitment has released its January to June 2018 Jobs Report, detailing which skills are in demand, or what recruiting, salary or candidate trends are impacting various sectors.

Best of the blogs 2017

As we look back on 2017, what were the burning issues in facilities management and what were the hot topics that got the most clicks? We did some back-end number crunching on all of the blogs we posted over the year, and now present to you our most popular articles. Not surprisingly, sustainability remains a strong topic, while a post written in 2014 also rated a high mention – about FM top tips for success. Read on to get the best of the blogs for 2017.

Breathing new life into old buildings

Industrial building conversion has become increasingly common in residential real estate, but what happens when a heritage building loses its shine and is reinvigorated to generate new business? The results can be magical. We’ve found six Australian offices that have breathed new life into buildings built between the 1880s and 1970s.

Futureproofing today’s buildings for tomorrow: the solution is simple

Future tech, next generation BIoT and AI, emerging digital trends, automated efficiencies, the latest energy saving initiatives in the built environment and state of the art ergonomics will be on show at Total Facilities 2018. It will bring together professionals and innovative businesses over two days, with a focus on exploring strategies to optimise facility and workplace performance and improve the places in which we work and live. 

5 work spaces that look like home

Modern manifestations of work, play and home continue to blur the boundaries of conventional office spaces. We’re already experiencing fit outs as luxe as lounge rooms, but what about boardrooms that mirror dining rooms? Or outdoor work areas as cosy as courtyards? Here’s our round up of the newest and most stylish work spaces that’ll have you seeing double. So, while there’s no place like home, your work space isn’t far behind.

Lifting the exhibitor experience through smart technology

Total Facilities offers a platform for leading companies to showcase emerging technology to their customers directly, as Peter Darley explains, National Sales Manager – Service and Repair, at Schindler Lifts Australia Pty Ltd.