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The Importance of Workplace Ergonomics in an Office

The goal of applying ergonomics in the workplace is to enhance product design and the layout of workstations in order to reduce the negative effects of exhaustion, fatigue, and minor injuries. Ergonomically designed workstations reduce the likelihood of experiencing pain in the muscles and joints as well as the likelihood of straining and slouching, both of which can be contributors to the development of more serious health issues. In this article we examine the many benefits of workplace economics and how they can be applied holistically as part of a workplace strategy.

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Collaborative Workplaces
Workplace Design

The Many Benefits of Collaborative Workplaces

Collaborative workplaces have a myriad of benefits. When colleagues work together effectively, they get the opportunity to share their own knowledge, experience, and skills. This provides employees with the opportunity to discuss their own processes, and it makes them feel as though they are an integral part of the team. This article discusses collaborative workplaces, and the advantages of cross-functional teams and the resultant increased productivity.

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Productivity

The Great Resignation Australia Had to Have?

The COVID-19 pandemic left most employees rethinking their jobs. While the cost of living keeps rising, their wages remain as is. In comparison to other companies and employers, they get lower pay, less opportunities, and a lack of work-life balance that continue to affect employees. More personal reasons like feeling disrespected at work, having childcare issues (for those who have children), being provided with bad or insufficient benefits, wanting to relocate to a different area, and even employers requiring COVID-19 vaccines contribute to the “quit rate”.

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Productivity

Workplace Strategy – the Critical Step in the Return to Work

Workplace Strategy is a terminology increasingly used in business circles as organisations grapple with post-covid ways of working and an understanding of the ‘new normal’ workplace. To get the most out of any strategy piece, it is hugely important to understand what workplace strategy is, and the factors that actually make it an effective business tool.

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Office Design

Modern Office Fit Out Ideas in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

By now, we’ve all heard of the term “modern office” when talking about companies opening their doors and welcoming back employees. Business owners and commercial interior designers have been working hand-in-hand to identify modern office fit out ideas that would best benefit professional office spaces and the people it accommodates.

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Interior Design

Office Interior Design Ideas in Australia 2022

COVID-19 has turned the work life of most professionals on its head, reshaping our mindset on how we do our jobs, and more importantly, where. Employers have tested different ways to effectively implement flexible work, considering the need of employees to work remotely. In line with this, they’ve also started rethinking and preparing the office for when the workforce starts reporting on-site, especially since there’s a necessity for companies to accommodate ever-changing workplace best practices in the new normal.

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The Importance of Retaining Talent in 2022

Over the past couple of years, the workplace has changed exponentially. In 2022, employers are having to rethink and reshape their policies to accommodate the priority changes of employees in order to attract and retain valuable talent.

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The Role of Technology in the Modern Workplace
Productivity

The Role of Technology in the Modern Workplace

COVID-19 fundamentally modified how businesses operate and professionals work, compelling millions of people to work from home. Technology’s vital part in the workplace is well-recognised, but the pandemic presented unexpected challenges that brought upon new possibilities in this space.

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Workplace Design

Workplaces of the Future

COVID-19 has provided numerous challenges to the public, businesses, and governments. Companies all across the world acted as quickly as they could to keep employees safe while ensuring business continuity despite all restrictions on movement and stay at home orders. In this article we examine the Workplaces of the Future.

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Legal Workplace Fitouts Post Covid | Contour Interiors
Productivity

The Future of the Legal Workplace

Like almost every industry, the legal profession has encountered numerous difficulties during the global pandemic brought about by COVID-19. Some of these challenges include transitioning to remote work, converting to remote litigation, and facing higher competition for talent.

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Charles River | Blog Entry | Contour Interiors

Charles River

Charles River Development in Melbourne – a recent project video and testimonial. Charles River is a global software platform that enables sound and efficient investing across all asset classes.

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Fulton Hogan | Blog Entry | Contour Interiors

Fulton Hogan

Contour was contracted to undertake the fit out project for Fulton Hogan’s new Mile End, SA offices. Hear what they have to say about it.

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Ramco Southbank | Office Interior Design Melbourne | Contour Interiors

Ramco SouthBank

Understanding the type of culture and environment Ramco wanted to reflect was essential in this project in 60 City Road, Southbank.

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Intelligent Design – Why it Matters in your Future Office

It goes without saying that anyone can arrange a combination of desks, furniture and even placement of walls throughout an empty office to create a new ‘layout’. But when it comes to creating an environment that is productive, flexible and proofed for the future, getting the intelligent ‘why’ behind the office design is of utmost importance.

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