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Congratulations to Keti Malkoski and Dr Jacqueline C Vischer on the successful book launch of The Power of Workspace for People & Business. Hosted in Sydney and Melbourne on March 31 & April 1, over 250 guests including key architects, designers, executives, workplace strategists and media, joined Malkoski and Vischer for a series of discussions on transformational workspace psychology.

Published by Schiavello in Australia, this book explains why workplace change management, and ‘Co-creation’ with employee participation, is an imperative component of a new workspace outcome. Highlighting numerous real-life examples of how companies and employers have made the ‘right’ workspace decisions, this book invites workspace users — employees and teams — to participate in the process by using their feedback constructively to help create innovative and thoughtful designs that meet employees’ needs and support their work.

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After attending the Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC) in Cairns in September, Christopher Schiavello gained a deeper understanding of planning and design trends leading the tertiary education sector.  In his recent article for industry website Sourceable, he discusses the challenges for these spaces to maintain a physical presence, considering so much study is available online.

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Schiavello and Humanscale recently hosted ‘Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising Diverse and Agile Workplaces’ – an evening with one of the world’s foremost experts in workplace ergonomics, Professor Alan Hedge.

Indesign Live shares a recap of the event, and video addressing the importance of proactive ergonomic programs in today’s modern workplace.

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Representing the latest in a series of international events, last week Schiavello and Humanscale brought Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE, back to Australia to present Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising Diverse and Agile Workplaces. As Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University, Hedge is one of the world’s foremost experts in ergonomics.

Designers, architects, ergonomists, media, and corporate leaders joined us at Schiavello’s Melbourne and Sydney Showrooms to hear the latest insights from Alan Hedge on why ergonomic designs are essential to a productive office.

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World leading ergonomist, Professor Alan Hedge speaks to DQ about designing for productivity, and the impact of workplace health and wellbeing on worker productivity. The story preempts Hedge’s recent visit to Australia to speak at Schiavello and Humanscale’s latest ergonomic forum, “The Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising diverse and agile workplaces.”

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On Friday 27 June, Schiavello and Humanscale presented Resilient X Workplace, a discussion forum designed to address the many ways in which the modern workplace environment can be ergonomically designed to promote resilience and foster health. Held at the National Design Centre in Singapore, it was a unique, insightful evening that brought together leading minds from a range of disciplines: ergonomic design, workplace strategy, workplace health, interior design and interior architecture.

The event focused on three key areas: Ergonomic Design – how ergonomic design can support new ways of working to promote physical and psychological health; Needs of multi-generational workers – how this relates to designing workplaces and new ways of working; and Employee health – how current empirical research on workplace ergonomic design factors can promote resilience and foster health in the workplace.

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The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Canberra recently invited the local design community to Schiavello’s showroom in Canberra for a discussion promoting collaboration and design activity in the area. A unique format, five speakers from a range of disciplines were invited to speak for five minutes each on all things design.

As part of the session, Nick Tennant, Interior / Space Planner at Schiavello, spoke on the topic of malleable workplaces and the next generation of office accommodation. His discussion touched on the evolution of the workplace, the factors driving how we think about modern day office design, and how smart design can make a positive contribution to an organisation far into the future.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for our ‘Design for Productivity’ events around Australia, presented by leading ergonomics expert, Professor Alan Hedge.

Alan Hedge, Director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University in New York, joined Schiavello and Humanscale for a series of talks designed to share insights with the Australian workplace community about the latest research in the field of ergonomics, and the relationship between ergonomic products, programs, design and office productivity.

We’d like to share a recap of the discussion, video and photos from the Melbourne event for those who were unable to attend.

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Schiavello and Humanscale are pleased to invite you to ‘Design for Productivity’ – a presentation that will explore the measurable impact of workplace design and ergonomics on productivity, and the latest design trends from sit/stand solutions to flexible working environments.

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On Monday, August 12th, Schiavello Corporate Sustainability Principal, Mark Thomson, will join Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) Research Director Trent Hawkins and other leading environmental building experts to launch the Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan at an upcoming event at Southbank TAFE in South Brisbane.

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Inside 77
July/August 2013
By Alexa Kempton

The feature “Workplace-making” discusses how the contemporary workplace plays a more active role in communicating organisational values and providing a hub for collaboration, and includes insight from Schiavello Workplace Research Psychologist Keti Malkoski.

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Office Lighting 101 is an educational presentation on improving lighting performance in your office while reducing energy costs.

Participants will learn about task-ambient lighting solutions and their impact  on employee health and productivity, as well as energy use. The presentation compares bulb efficiency, light quality, and the varying lighting requirements for different tasks and users.

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