13
Apr 17

Working conditions more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction

“It’s what you do, how you are able to go about your work and who is alongside you that matters the most when it comes to job satisfaction.” That’s according to a new report by Curtin University and Making Work Absolutely Human, titled ‘The happy workers: How satisfied are Australians at work?’ Some of the … Continue reading Working conditions more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction

22
Feb 17

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

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?

12
Dec 16

Cardinia Shire Council’s transition to an innovative workplace

As the world advances, technology becomes a key enabler to supporting how we work and live, thus offering productivity gains. We are taken to a place of flexible working arrangements that operate independently of time and place. Cardinia Shire Council has achieved this by becoming the first activity based workplace (ABW) in Local Government Australia, … Continue reading Cardinia Shire Council’s transition to an innovative workplace

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 Conley, … Continue reading Public Sector Workplace Innovation – Download the ebook!

01
Sep 16

6 Tips for innovating Government through workplace strategies

Assistant Secretary at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Pat Sowry opened this week’s Public Sector Workplace Innovation conference in Sydney. Comprising a large and diverse workforce, the Department had to consider a wide variety of challenges in their journey towards a more innovative workplace. Based on their experience, Mr Sowry had the following … Continue reading 6 Tips for innovating Government through workplace strategies

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

23
Nov 15

A Journey to Delivering Savings from Workplace Strategies

Author:Tan Vo

Whether we are from the private or public sector, our approach to managing Corporate Real Estate (CRE) must be holistic and strategic. When we manage CRE, we must manage it as a means to the end and remind ourselves CRE is not the end by itself. This makes us in the public sector think of the State … Continue reading A Journey to Delivering Savings from Workplace Strategies