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Letter to the Edge #2

Letter to the Edge #2

“I’ve never worked anywhere quite like ViBE. It has certainly made me appreciate the impact the physical workspace can have over attitude, health, creativity and productivity ”  –  thanks to Chris O’ Connor from city of Casey for this very interesting take on...
It is all about choice!

It is all about choice!

Dear Chris Reading “Wow! I never expected this from a Council!” in your response to my first Letter to the Edge made me really sit up and read your reflections of how the City of Casey is transforming itself.  To hear from a digital native such as yourself that...
Letter to the Edge #1

Letter to the Edge #1

Having had some great experiences during my June trip ‘down under’ this is a long overdue thank you letter to everyone who facilitated my tour of agile working environments in Australia and New Zealand. As mentioned in my Postcards from the Edge – the scale and...
Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Touring Medibank Place the new home of Australia’s leading health insurer left me more than stunned! One cannot help but be taken by the architecture, the natural daylighting and the vibrancy of the colour scheme. However, this is not just a glitzy interior design as...
Postcard From The Edge 6 – Sydney Second time round

Postcard From The Edge 6 – Sydney Second time round

Last port of call on my smart working tour and back to where I started and indeed where Activity-Based Working (ABW) all started. It seemed quite fitting to spend the day tracing the origins of this remarkable approach to flexible working given all the great examples...
Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

The only appealing thing about arriving in Melbourne on a wet Sunday evening was I was spending four nights in the same place! Although I had visited Australia’s Second City on a number of occasions over the years this visit gave me the opportunity to have a proper...