How Your Office Helps You Work Together

How Your Office Helps You Work Together

For a few years now, collaboration has been one of the most used buzz words in organisations around the world. Collaboration means different things to different organisations, however most businesses have one thing in common - they would like to collaborate more. A recent Deloitte study identified that approximately 30% of respondents said that they would like more collaboration in their organisation. Although everyone is chasing more of it, the collaboration which is already taking place is having a huge impact on the Australian economy adding more than $46bn of value each year.

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Avoiding The Afternoon Energy Cliff

Avoiding The Afternoon Energy Cliff

We’ve all experienced the ‘Afternoon Energy Cliff’, when all of a sudden it feels like you have hit a brick wall and even the simplest work related task seems insurmountable. People generally fall off the cliff during the mid-afternoon, around 3pm, as the energy from their lunch meals wears off and they naturally start to fatigue as the day drags on. As Steven Covey put it so well with his ‘Sharpen the Saw’ analogy, rather than trying to battle through this state everyday, it is much more productive to make some small tweaks to your workday routine to renew and re-energise yourself in order to get the most out of the last few hours of the workday.

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Why People Thrive In Shared WorkSpaces

Why People Thrive In Shared WorkSpaces

Most people acknowledge that the way we all are working has changed and the days of sitting in the office from 9 to 5, staring at spreadsheets are in the rear view mirror. Flexibility and collaboration are buzz words which fill the air when people talk about working arrangements and this is driving a shift in the way companies and individuals think about their workspace.  More and more people are considering a shared working environment - whether it is a serviced office or co-working space - as an ideal solution to their workspace needs, and there are some significant benefits for workers.

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Are face to face meetings a thing of the past? We think not.

Are face to face meetings a thing of the past? We think not.

In today’s age of technology fuelled remote workforces and virtual teams, the age old ritual method of meeting (face to face) may be seen to have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Go To Meetings & conference calling is rife. But often, the problem with virtual conferences is that most people “aren’t there”, that is they are not actually present. By this, I mean they are probably doing something else. Be it planning the weekend, reading the news or putting themselves on mute to carry on another conversation, 60% of conference call attendees admit to “multitasking” during these meetings.  Is having over half of your attendees not fully engaged in the meeting really that productive?

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