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Working theories


WHEN Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer announced the company’s recent ban on staff working from home in regular hours, she was attacked by business leaders, human resources experts, academics, environmentalists and feminists. Yet the heated argument that followed has highlighted a management issue well worth scrutinising: What working conditions deliver the most productivity? Is there only so far the seemingly inexorable trend towards “flexibility” can go before staff diffusion begins to damage a company’s internal coherence? Is the now widespread [...]

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Are your employees ready for workplace change?


Over the next few weeks, WorkClimate will be exploring the topic of change management, and how it relates to the physical workplace. Join Schiavello Workplace Research Psychologist Keti Malkoski as she looks at change management as a tool for maximising the value of the workplace by encouraging the greatest contribution from the people who work there.

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Share and Share Alike


Leading HR publication Human Capital Magazine publishes a contributed article by Schiavello Workplace Research Psychologist, Keti Malkoski, on the strengths and challenges of new workplace approaches. Keti discusses the research Schiavello conducts in this area, and offers insight on what employers must consider before making changes to the way their employees are asked to work.

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Evaluating the workplace pre and post the occupancy


During the design stage of a physical workplace the vision, goals and objectives should be determined. Once established, these should be evaluated through many forms including a pre and post occupancy evaluation process. Pre and post occupancy evaluations are systematic and structured analyses of the effectiveness of physical workplaces, as measured by the opinions of the users via structured surveys, interviews and focus groups.

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Climate and Schiavello featured in Design Quarterly


The Spring 2012 issue of Design Quarterly (DQ) features a two page profile on Climate, with insight on the modern workplace from Schiavello’s Workplace Research Psychologist Keti Malkoski, who discusses the importance of understanding the workforce in order to create a workplace that matches now, and that will continue to be strategically relevant in the future.

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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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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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