Implement, promote and manage a pilot flexible workplace and co-working hub to accommodate Activity Based Working for small businesses who seek city based accommodation.
To research, experiment and trial new ways the workplace can operate to boost levels of productivity, increase worker satisfaction, maximise existing real-estate utilisation, and improve business performance.
Build an interconnected, resourceful community and collaborative culture which fosters social connections, innovation, and knowledge sharing.
Design and construct a pilot workplace at 351 Elizabeth Street Melbourne.
A variety of work areas for heads-down work, intentional collaboration, and areas which foster inadvertent contact.
A dedicated website linked to social media and co-working listings.
Organisation of events and promotion of the workspace.
A design that maximises natural light and views, a sense of spaciousness, a safe and secure environment with lockable storage.
Include sit/stand workstations to encourage physical activity and mobility throughout the day.
Provide wifi throughout the office for members and guests to allow them to choose where to work within the office.
Employ a new Information and Communications Technology platform, Basecamp to allow people to file share without being in the office.
Their Return/Business Outcome:
Successful launch and web listing for the ‘Workplace’.
Increased occupancy levels and revenues through new business.
Push the boundaries of work within a small, safe and experimental environment, and learn though experience.
Greater diversity of workstyles to attract and retain members who will flourish in our work environment.
Development of new protocols and agreement templates for management of a flexible workplace.