Monthly Archives: June 2012

Green buildings essential for next generation


Colliers International’s Generation Y: Implications for Office Markets – the first in a series of reports – outlines implications for real estate as workplaces become jam-packed with Gen Y workers. Doug Henry, Colliers International corporate solutions national director, says Australia will likely witness a number of changes within office markets as a result of the growing influence of Gen Y, on technological advancement and changing corporate employment structures.

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From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz


The walls have come tumbling down in offices everywhere, but the cubicle dwellers keep putting up new ones. They barricade themselves behind file cabinets. They fortify their partitions with towers of books and papers. Or they follow an “evolving law of technology etiquette,” as articulated by Raj Udeshi at the open office he shares with fellow software entrepreneurs in downtown Manhattan.

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Climate makes for an effective workplace at Deloitte


Workspaces vary greatly between organisations, but what impact does the broader and individual workspace have on employee effectiveness and the outcomes of the business? To explore these questions and the impact of the Climate workplace program Schiavello Workplace Research Psychologist, Keti Malkoski and international Environmental Psychologist, Dr Jacqueline Vischer conducted a pilot installation at Deloitte Digital in Melbourne, which examined factors including privacy and collaboration, communication, personalisation, and empowerment and value within the workplace.

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Future-Proofing the Office (Part 2)


This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on how to future proof your office. Work and the workplace are changing today, driven by globalization, shifting demographics, technological advances, and economic pressures, just to name a few causes. And no one sees that stopping anytime soon.

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Future-Proofing the Office (Part 1)


This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on how to future proof your office. Work and the workplace are changing today, driven by globalization, shifting demographics, technological advances, and economic pressures, just to name a few causes. And no one sees that stopping anytime soon. More and more companies are asking themselves how to plan to ensure that they can meet the needs of the future without fully understanding what those needs might be.

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Enrich office space and see productivity rise


Employees who have control over the design and organisation of their personal workspace are happier, ealthier and up to 32%* more productive. This is according to chartered psychologist Dr Craig Knight from the University of Exeter in the UK whose research challenges accepted methods of office and care home management.

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