Serious play in the city

Why would Deloitte’s Silicon Valley think-tank be studying online gamers and kite surfers? John Hagel and John Seely Brown’s hypothesis is that engaged employees will not be enough to sustain performance in uncertain times and where the half-life of a business model is constantly contracting. They argue that to thrive in the twenty-first-century world, a […]

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The point of a pilot

Taking risks and testing performance – that’s the point of a pilot. These two key themes emerged in a recent AECOM conference presentation in Sydney. The conference explored Next Generation Activity Based Workplaces (ABW). I shared an extended case study of SBS’ Agile pilot space in its Artarmon headquarters. With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, […]

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The new office workscape

The Fourth International Utzon Symposium was held in the Sydney Opera House March 7-9. The work of the late Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, is renowned globally and his vision for the Sydney Opera House has been formally recognised with its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. The Symposium brought together the full […]

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