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JTBD for Health meetup wrap-up

Last Monday saw a great crowd of almost 30 people turn up at Brain Mates to hear Justin Sinclair of Neo speak about a health case study at the JTBD Sydney Meetup. Justin shared how Jobs-to-be-Done research was applied to investigate customer needs and behaviour when choosing a health provider. His client had hit a […]

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The Work Experience

The case for privacy at work

If you find yourself unable to think in your open plan office you may be interested in reading this New York Times article The Rise of the New Group Think that argues the case for private space to be productive and creative. Our offices should encourage casual, cafe-style interactions, but allow people to disappear into personalized, private spaces […]

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The Work Experience

More about why sitting for too long is bad for you

“Being sedentary for nine hours a day at the office is bad for your health whether you go home and watch television afterwards or hit the gym. It is bad whether you are morbidly obese or marathon-runner thin. It appears that what is critical and maybe even more important than going to the gym, is […]

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The Work Experience

Best Companies to Work For 2012 – Fortune Magazine

Earlier this year Fortune magazine published it’s annual list of the 100 best companies to work for in the U.S. Results are based on surveying employees. Sure, not all companies have jets or yachts to share with employees but there is still plenty to learn from reading the company snapshots. The reasons these companies have […]

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The Work Experience

Accommodating the ageing workforce for productivity gains and knowledge transfer

In 2007, the luxury automaker set up an experimental assembly line with older employees to see whether they could keep pace. The production line in Dingolfing, 80km northeast of BMW’s Munich base, features hoists to spare ageing backs, adjustable-height work benches, and wooden floors instead of rubber to help hips swivel during repetitive tasks. The […]

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Catalyst: Sitting is Deadly – ABC TV Science

I’ve posted a few stories on the stand up desk trend. Here’s the science story about the health problems caused by constant sitting from ABC’s Catalyst: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3568627.htm You will also get a sneak peak into the open office/hot desking environment of the CBA designed to foster collaboration and innovation.