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Hubb Consultants Blog

Read the latest news and stories around the world of work from Hubb and across industries most especially about new ways of working and activity-based working hottest buzz

Is Workplace Strategy equal to a ‘Beautiful Office’?   In a rapidly evolving economy and workplace, you’d only hope things were just as simple. Some say Workplace Strategy is synonymous with Activity Based Working (ABW). Some say it may hold the future of work and some reckons it’s the silver bullet to productivity and business success. Workplace Strategy 101   So, what is workplace strategy and why does it matter so...

Have you been seeing your workplace “lose its edge?” Perhaps you have noticed that your workplace has been dwindling in productivity, creating a significant and costly loss to your company. Or simply, you might have noticed your staff members being “unhappy” when in the working environment and retention is drastically decreased. Whatever you have noticed, if you are in the position where you can see a change...

According to a Gallup poll, an astonishing 70% of the workforce is disengaged, ultimately costing companies billions in lost productivity. There are a lot of aspects to keep an eye on in your workspace, however, the importance of knowing the signs to watch out for in order to prevent your company from losing revenue is critical. Segregated Departments Segregated departments only result in seclusion, which diminishes any...

Who’s using ABW?   Activity Based Working (ABW) is a core element within Hubb Consultants’ suite of design recommendations.   ABW is a strategic approach to increasing greater productivity, collaboration and efficiency within the working environment by creating fit-for-purpose spaces and removing or reducing the need for allocated desking.  Hubb Consultants has discussed the various benefits of the implementation of an ABW framework, however, it may leave you...

Within the modern-day workplace, many offices incorporate flexible hours and working to attract, retain and accommodate their staff.   Being a leader of a flexible team may seem daunting at times due to the lack of uniformity and need to consider each employee respectively. So, how do you successfully lead flexible teams?   Leaders and business owners receive multiple requests for flexible working arrangements. To establish which ones are...

Project Budget and Time Blowouts?   Do you currently have one, or possibly multiple, projects that are exceeding the allocated time and budget parameters, not to mention impacting the physical and mental capacity of your staff members? Projects can be unruly and ravenous if managed incorrectly, ripping through budgets and timeframes to the detriment of the bottom line and sidestepping any kind of satisfactory outcome. So, how can...

What is Presenteeism?   Presenteeism refers to an employee being at their workplace for more hours than they are required to be there, or in other cases, acting on autopilot in a workplace they would rather leave. Although some companies may view working extended overtime as a benefit in the sense of harvesting more completed work, the phenomenon of presenteeism is in most cases actually more negatively...

Have you been thinking about implementing a shorter working week?   A four-day working week is an appealing facet to any future employee as it aligns with many individual work-life balances. Essentially a four-day working week is not losing any employment time as hours are still put in, however, the workload is compressed – but does it suit the needs of your business? Who’s doing it?   The Netherlands has...

The office environment has never been the same in the recent years. How do you imagine pure agility in the office? We have seen alternative office ideas that really work for the past 10 years or so. Whilst there is no one size fit all office design which would be the silver bullet for every organisation, this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards winner for Workplace Design is...