The alarming speed at which levels of workplace happiness are dropping in fact coincides with rapid change in the way we work through growing adoption of Smart Working over the last five years.
This is an interesting piece that highlights the potentially damaging impact a rigid and unsupportive workplace can have on the health and wellbeing of its employees.
What’s wrong with the traditional office? Why would anyone be so put off by superficial design and what exactly are these missing amenities?
Work has commenced on another of PLACEmaking’s Smart Working design solutions, transforming an outdated 1950’s Community Centre into a state-of-the-art technology enabled ‘Hub’.
Are organisations focusing on the broader opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working or are they too focused on the practical technology and property related aspects?
With the traditional office lease in demise, we take a look at what is emerging as a replacement in terms of smarter working.
An interesting piece that exposes how ill prepared we are for rapid changes in the way we work. Aside from the research confirming that many employers still regard time spent physically in the office as being the ‘core day’ and time commuting to and from work as an employee’s ‘own time, the anecdotal comments by commuters expose key issues for debate.
How will technology change smart working, and what will ‘going to work’ look like 10 years from now?
The way we work has been changing steadily since the introduction of the personal computer in the 1970s. By the turn of the millennium, laptop users were able to work from multiple locations but it was the game-changing iPhone – combining cloud computing with communication – which revolutionised the ability to work remotely and on the move.
Is the open plan corporate office still the preferred choice, or does it better reflect a way of working and a work culture that should remain in the 80s and 90s?
There’s a common assumption that older buildings, and especially those with a heritage listing, are uneconomical and difficult to use as modern workplaces.