Cities in the circular economy.

Cities in the circular economy.

Circular cities aim to eliminate the concept of waste, keep assets at their highest utility at all times, and are enabled by digital technology.

By the year 2050, over 66% of the world's population is expected to be living in urban environments (UN 2014). This will lead to an increase in the demands of urban infrastructure and resources. 

Google and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have recently launched a report into this entitled 'Cities in the Circular Economy: The Role of Digital Technolgy'. 

 

Read More

The Next Big Disruption - Courageous Executives

The Next Big Disruption - Courageous Executives

The best business leaders share a courageous approach to running their companies. That’s according to a report from software consulting firm ThoughtWorks.

The report findings ‘underscore the critical role that technology plays in business strategy, from navigating the chaos of digital transformation to how they’re setting their business up for future success.’

Read More

The distance dilemma - enabling collaboration through design.

The distance dilemma - enabling collaboration through design.

Technology has changed the way we work. Organisations who realise this are coming out ahead. One of the ways to do this is through adopting technology and flexible working styles into the workplace.

Companies who create collaborative spaces outperform their competitors in responsive leadership and employee connectedness. That’s according to new research conducted by Nick van der Meulen (Rotterdam School of Management, Eramus University (USM) and MIT’s Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR).  

Read More

Six workplace design factors defining top performing organisations.

Six workplace design factors defining top performing organisations.

A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group 'Boosting Performance Through Organisational Design' has found six key factors of workplace design that define top performing organisations. 

The study focused on what separates top performing organisations (those with high levels of growth and profitability) from other companies. 

Read More

Bringing privacy to the open plan office.

Bringing privacy to the open plan office.

Good managers realise that privacy and productivity are a result of empowerment and not just workplace design.A recent report from Jones Lang LaSalle investigates ways of bringing privacy into open plan offices.

Open plan offices a reality in many workplaces today. They can be great for collaboration, but often make it harder for employees to focus and to complete tasks that require privacy.

 

Read More

Transforming Canberra’s Garema Place

Transforming Canberra’s Garema Place

Street Furniture Australia's  "Backyard Experiment"  was an attempt to get  people to visit and interact with Canberra’s Garema place. 

With some simple techniques, they were able to increase foot traffic to the area by 190% in eight days. They were also able to create a greater sense of engagement and community.

Watch the full video below

Read More