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Feb 17

Agile working: what are the benefits and where do we go from here?

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The word agile can be used to describe a space or methodology. In the context of different organisations, the definition of the word differs. So what exactly is agile and why is it becoming important for organisations to apply it? “The goals of organisations in adopting agile work are to create a more responsive, efficient … Continue reading Agile working: what are the benefits and where do we go from here?

05
Dec 16

Public Sector Workplace Innovation – Download the ebook!

Increasing demands from workers and a changing pace of technology calls for companies to rethink their workplace. It holds the key to success and will be vital in securing a competitive advantage. This ebook compiles contributions from previous speakers at Criterion’s Workplace Innovation conferences, including: Brad Krauskopf, CEO and Founder, Third Spaces Group   Deborah … Continue reading Public Sector Workplace Innovation – Download the ebook!

21
Jul 16

Is your workplace design hindering performance and innovation?

Workplace design is a key driver in organisational performance, creativity and innovation according to the newly released Gensler Workplace Survey. The report assesses how and where work takes place, how effectively the workplace supports that work, and how the workplace environment impacts overall employee experience. A sample of over 4,000 office workers in 11 different … Continue reading Is your workplace design hindering performance and innovation?

01
Jul 16

Supporting mobility and agile working

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There are a few names for the Agile work environment, AWS (Alternate Workplace Strategies) ABW (Activity Based Working) etc, but the premise is that we are doing away with individually isolated and stagnant cube farms, that see employees boxed in and restricted in their communication channels. These new places create open spaces that encourage collaboration … Continue reading Supporting mobility and agile working

11
Apr 16

Family, bias and the APS – Time for cultural reform

Twenty-two years ago I left a high paid, high prestige and (at that time) financially secure job because inconveniently I became a single parent. I was simultaneously assumed to be less capable, reliable and committed than I had been when childless, and, given the paucity of women in senior roles, I figured that something was … Continue reading Family, bias and the APS – Time for cultural reform

05
Apr 16

Satisfaction with work-life balance decreasing among women in public sector

Flexible hours are the most important condition of work for women in the public sector, according to a new survey by the Community and Public Sector Union. Of the 12,502 female public sector workers surveyed for CPSU’s eighth What Women Want report, 33% selected flexible hours as their most valuable entitlement for the coming year. … Continue reading Satisfaction with work-life balance decreasing among women in public sector

06
May 15

‘If Employees Don’t Believe in You, They’re Going to Resist’: Transitioning to an Innovative Government Workplace

Michelle Johnston is the General Manager of People and Culture at State Trustees, an organisation that has implemented significant transformational initiatives to overhaul traditional Human Resources practices towards a more strategic function. Michelle spoke to us about the reasoning behind elevating People and Culture to an executive level and the impact it has had on … Continue reading ‘If Employees Don’t Believe in You, They’re Going to Resist’: Transitioning to an Innovative Government Workplace

14
Apr 15

Liberated Work: Proactively And Profitably Addressing The New Workplace

Once restricted to our desks, power cords, and organisations, we now have the opportunity to work where, when, how and with whom we choose. We are embracing liberated work – working in a more distributed, flexible and collaborative way. ‘Liberated work’ means the ability to choose where (distributed), when, how (flexible), and with whom we … Continue reading Liberated Work: Proactively And Profitably Addressing The New Workplace