A perennial problem in industry has been that of sustaining human productivity over extended periods of time. — W.E. Scott 1966 While fundamental change can be deeply disruptive and can compromise productivity, small change in the workplace can have a positive impact on the workforce. The same experience day after day is destructive. 'Groundhog Day' … Continue reading Set design to promote engagement and productivity
The seemingly unstoppable growth of coworking in Australia has businesses and governments wondering what it all means to them. How much disruption will it bring to traditional real estate models and workplace, and where might the opportunity be? The media has paired the coworking growth phenomenon with the future of work and economic power because … Continue reading Why should enterprise should pay attention to coworking
A recent announcement by British Land is an early indicator of an emerging trend in which landlords take a more direct role in providing customer-centric vertically integrated solutions. It has launched Storey, its own flexible workspace product, to appeal to tech business and other ‘ambitious’ businesses. Fast moving companies don’t want to lock into long-term … Continue reading Landlords establishing direct relationship with coworking customer
A 2017 well-being study demonstrates a connection between workplace friendships and productivity. The productivity increase is broad, and includes customer engagement and loyalty to the organisation. Although the findings apply to both genders, it is pronounced among women. Some organisations seem still to have a residual attitude that work friendships promote distraction and cliques. However, the considerable … Continue reading Friendships in workplace increase women’s productivity.
Those who I put this question to often look at me like I am trying to trick them, and there is relief when I hint that they can give more than one answer. For most of us the best place to do our work will depend on what we need to be productive in at … Continue reading Where do you do your best work?