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Ahead of Next Generation Workplaces 2017 we chat to Gemma Allen, Head of Organisational Development at Medibank. Gemma outlines how Medibank’s head office in Melbourne CBD has facilitated a culture shift within the organisation to better support its employees holistically.
Meditation rooms, free food, beer on tap, nap pods, flexible hours, free shuttle buses, tennis courts, casual clothing and fully equipped gyms complete with towel service and body wash are just a few of the perks ushered in by Australian workplaces in an effort to improve employee engagement, retention and innovation.
Ahead of Next Generation Workplaces 2017 we look at five key strategies, along with the inclusions, features and perks, some of Australia's leading organisations have integrated within their workplaces in a bid to attract, motivate and retain the brightest and best talents.
In this past presentation from Next Generation Workplaces 2017 Gemma Saunders, Head of Organisational Development at Medibank and Shelley Abrams, General Manager of People and Culture, at Medibank explore;
- Medibank’s journey to “flexbetter”
- Preparing the business case and taking senior stakeholders on the journey
- Rolling out a number of guiding principlesto become a truly flexible workplace.
In this past presentation from Next Generation Workplaces 2017 Clinton Parr, Head of People and Culture, at Clemenger BBDO explores;
- The concept of ‘Deep Work’ and the benefits of focus in a distracting environment
- Creating spaces where people can really focus and get into a state of flow
- Open plan offices as distracting: will the pendulum swing back to sitting in one space and getting things done
In this past presentation from Next Generation Workplaces 2017 Jeremey Neuner, Head of Real Estate and Workplace Services at Google explores;
- Building strong communities by creating great teams and imagining collaborative environments where they can thrive
- What choices can we give employees whilst still preserving the ecosystem that works for the organisation
- What does work mean these days and what are the implications of working from anywhere