Australia has led the world in workplace design but isn’t complacent about the shifts ahead. The WORKTECH Sydney 2019 conference looked at the key transformations facing the Australian workplace.
I came across this article from WORKTECH Academy and thought it was definitely worth sharing. It highlights collaborative fatigue, the transition from GEN Y to GEN Z, connecting people, and of course the digital workplace. You’ll also see some case studies of workplace transformation in and around Australia.
Take a read, you won’t be disappointed. I only wish that more was spoken about with regards to ergonomics. After all ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of humans and other elements of a system. In this case the humans are employees and the system is the workplace. In the simplest way, my job as an ergonomist is to try and understand a system and create a program to make it better. When you change aspects of a workplace, there are ripple effects that occur so it’s my job to highlight and understand this and come up with a better solution. We can’t always account for everything but we can certainly try.