Workplace

Five ways to reduce workplace noise

Aug 20, 2018 Workplace

Have you ever been in a workplace where it’s so loud you can’t even hear yourself think? It’s a growing issue as more businesses embrace open plan working environments. Here are five top tips to helping your employees block out noisy distractions.

How your water usage can impact sustainability credentials

As Total Facilities water sponsor, Billi knows a few things about sustainability. The company specialises in instant filtered water systems and was front and centre at Total Facilities 2018 delivering its message about the importance of reducing our green footprint through water sustainability. Post the event, we caught up with Billi’s marketing manager, Adrian Cugnetto.

Green with envy at the office

May 14, 2018 Workplace

Research shows that incorporating nature into workplace design has a significant impact on employees’ happiness, wellbeing and productivity. But these global office spaces take it to the next level, with green designs of the highest order each crafted to provide wellbeing and the most serene – and spectacular – working environments for staff. Here are five of the best:

Facilities management – the strength of diversity

May 7, 2018 Workplace

Kate Langan is CoreNet Global’s Board of Directors Chair. CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate executives, with more than 10,000 members in 50 countries. In part 2 of our interviews into diversity in the FM industry, we sit down with Langan to learn how the association harnesses the strength of diversity.

Not just a man’s world – diversity in facilities management

Apr 11, 2018 Workplace

Spring Professional is an international recruitment firm specialising in attracting talent for the FM industry. Associate director – facilities management, Louise Rowe sits down with Annie Reid for a Q&A session on how her business is adapting to new trends in diversity.

VIDEO: Robert Di Pasquale, CBRE

Apr 10, 2018 Workplace

Ahead of Total Facilities 2018 Speaker Series, we interviewed Robert Di Pasquale, Senior Director, Global Workplace Solutions, Enterprise Facilities Management at CBRE.

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 […]

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