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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

The Usual Questions As workplace strategy consultants, one of the most common and recurring questions we receive is, “How do I unlock the potential within my staff?” I recently spent time with a Client who was addressing this very question.This Client presented as a typical organisation; one in the conflicted position of attempting to integrate modern technology as a type of panacea to mitigate the symptoms associated...

Why are you paying for empty office space? How much real estate savings are you missing?Rental of a Premium Sydney office can be around AUD$ 1150-1500/sqm[i], yet nearly half of office space is unused at any point in time during the working day.[ii][i] Nsw.gov.au https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/invest-in-nsw/about-nsw/economic-growth/developed-infrastructure/Comparison-of-global-office-costs[ii] CBRE https://www.cbre.com/research-and-reports/apac-space-utilisation-the-next-frontierSmart companies capitalise on technology to strategically plan for new spaces, lease renewals and to better support consolidation and...

Workplace Strategy Consultant Secondment If you are facing a significant workplace strategy program, whether it be a large transformation program, or a full-scale workplace strategy project, it’s okay to get a little help. Hubb Consultants understands the challenges associated with designing and implementing these complex programs, and have therefore structured our Workplace Strategist secondment program to assist organisations just like...

The workplace of today The workplace in recent years has become more than just a place where work happens. It has evolved to associate the process of how work is done and the work output itself. It now embraces how passionate the workers are, how engaged and how everyone gels as a team to even how people communicate. It is not just about the technical abilities...

Activity-Based Working & Wellness: The Human/Nature Side of the Popular Design Typology Activity-based working (ABW) is often mentioned in conjunction with cost savings. Executed well, this workplace design typology—wherein employees forego dedicated seats in favour of moving between different areas suited to particular tasks—can indeed save organizations money on real estate and office furnishings. However, ABW’s biggest benefits don’t show up on the bottom line as quickly...

The New Way of Working #smartworkplace  Workplace Strategy aligns your office environment with your business to continuously evolve remaining competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. As leading workplace strategist nationally, Hubb is progressively improving and seeking new innovative ways to make organisations work smarter.The swift evolution of office spaces in response to rapid developments in technology has created many fantastic breakthroughs within the workplace. The Edge building in...

The elusive silver bullet I commonly come in contact with companies that spend thousands of dollars annually on internet technology (IT) innovations and solutions. They make such tremendous effort because they want to solve workplace problems. They strive to make the workplace a more unified environment.Every organisation is after that elusive silver bullet to solve workplace issues. It seems likely though that many organisations are looking at...

Why does the manager’s office rarely sit empty due to absence, while at the same time unoccupied desks are scattered throughout the rest of the building with a voluminous if unpredictable regularity?Is it simply because managers get paid more to come to work?Or does this increased commitment more accurately reflect management’s holistic understanding of current business goals and objectives? An increased ownership of the tasks, systems...

The usual questions HUBB’s client seminars often field questions regarding the future of work. Specifically, what is the emerging outlook for our offices, and which are the trends that will influence them?Here are the top 10 trends I believe will gain traction, and add value to our offices in the years to come.1. Workplace Strategy. Increasingly, companies are seeking to clearly define their Workplace Strategy. Described as the...