An office that provided an activity based work (“ABW”) environment was identified as a key objective. It recognised that modern workplaces were changing and that the new business premises needed to offer greater flexibility, enabling a more mobile work force. To facilitate the change, a digital first strategy was introduced to manage paper, process and storage demands. Both initiatives represented significant change for the 51 FTE staff who were used to a more traditional working environment with dedicated desks and a combination of electronic and paper based storage systems.
With a strong commitment to the principles of corporate social responsibility, Goodman was also motivated to achieve Green Star certification. With environmental impacts and employee health and well-being at the forefront of its decision making, improving the quality of the work spaces while reducing energy and water consumption were key components of the new office’s Green Star rating.
Key zones in the new office include:
- Focus areas for individual work
- Collaboration areas for group orientated projects
- Formal and informal meeting spaces
- Social areas that offer the opportunity to mix and interact
- End of trip facilities that encourage alternative commuting and other recreational pursuits
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