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The Work Experience

Telecommuting – the future ain’t what it used to be

via smh.com.au Productivity versus collaboration. Isolation versus distraction. The pros and cons of working from home and “telecommuting” were making the rounds last week with articles about Google and Yahoo policies. Google, despite enabling its users to collaborate remotely doesn’t favour the practise itself. The positions of these companies on the matter are summarised by […]

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The Work Experience

The Future Of Working From Home

via fastcoexist.com Citrix surveyed 1,900 “senior IT decision-makers” in 19 countries, asking about future trends in workspaces and telecommuting. Among the highlights: The IT executives surveyed believe that by 2020 there will be seven desks for every 10 office workers, reflecting the growing number of telecommuters. There are many advantages to a more flexible work […]

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The Work Experience

BRW best places to work announced: Tech sector has the happiest workers

A combination of transparency, skill, pride and fun has seen OBS named among the nation’s 10 most desirable workplaces each year since the BRW awards began in 2009. First place … the chief executive of OBS, Brian Cook, plays ‘Happy birthday’ on his guitar for two employees. Photo: Arsineh Houspian via smh.com.au  

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The Work Experience

2012: Our Intelligent Return to the Physical World – Forbes

From cubicle to newsroom to hot desks. The complete article talks about customer service trends and spaces, but the snippet below pertains to the workplace environment specifically. Every company now is a retail company Another interesting trend is the rise of new workplace designs that are meant to accommodate an increasingly mobile, matrixed, virtual workforce.   […]

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Design Events

Toko say no to the design copy culture – Insight #08

I love a good critique so I left the October Insight talk [web archive] featuring Dutch design duo Toko well sated. They reflected on their career; taking risks, both professional and personal (they moved their lives to Australia almost on a whim) and the state of the design industry. Reference is not concept Theirs was a […]