Peter Schiavello: what will tomorrow bring?

Written by Peter Schiavello

For over 50 years, Schiavello has grown, evolved and diversified on the pursuit of giving the customer what they want, providing great value, and believing that ‘anything is possible’.



Peter Schiavello



Schiavello was created on
core values such as integrity, fairness, respect for customers, employees and all other stakeholders, and caring for our community.

One of the most important goals  and pursuits for Schiavello is our relentless search for knowledge and innovative means to add value by improving human experiences in all spaces and places.

It is clear to me that this aspiration
is driven by an inner commitment,
a deep passion, for growing lifetime relationships, and to value and support these relationships.

In turn, it is these aspects of the Schiavello culture that have been
the motivating force behind the diversification of the company. We invest in ongoing research and development of knowledge to consider how we can best support our customers’ often unknown future needs.

Importantly, we continue to focus on heightening and diversifying the skills and competencies of our people through careful recruitment, ongoing training, and the addition of new skills to deliver on our markets evolving needs. Considered investment in the continuous improvement of our systems and our processes is fundamental. And, of course, ensuring that our people are an integral part of the evolving Schiavello journey is an inherent part of our value system.

From a partition and fitout contractor, the Schiavello Group has now evolved into a multidisciplinary property and accommodation business specialising  in the creation of physical environments for the evolving needs of people. We now encompass the integrated activities of property development, strategic advisory services, construction and contracting services, the manufacture of building materials, design and manufacture of furniture products and diverse contract manufacturing, supporting Australian and international markets.



What type of world are we living in?

We all know that the world can be an uncertain place. This feeling of uncertainty can come from a world that is changing around us at a pace that is often uncomfortable, and can be concerning.

By example, we know that in a relatively short period of time, mobility and connectedness have untethered us from our historical lifestyles. Today, we are all far more connected to life and work – we have unimaginable choice and therefore demand for greater diversity of experiences and expression of individuality.

The sharing economy will continue  to grow. I expect that it will become the norm to own fewer assets  and products. Instead, we will have unlimited access to the shared  use of an infinite variety of assets  and products, with the associated benefits and gratification that comes from our choices.

There is great talk about the increasing blur between our personal life and work life, with the focus of this conversation moving on from ‘work/life balance’ to ‘work/life integration’.

Advances in technology will continue
to automate the jobs and tasks of  people around the world. Many of us will, at some point, be faced with the reality of having to reinvent and reapply our skills into new ways of earning an income.

Medical research and science will continue to succeed in gifting the world’s population with longer life, enhanced health and augmented capability.
This, in turn, will contribute to ongoing demographic change within our society.

And the world’s communities will continue to face social pressures from the flow and blending of diverse cultures and value systems. Rather than seeing this as a negative however,  I see that we are being presented with an opportunity to work together to realise the rich rewards from successful multiculturalism.



So what will tomorrow
bring from Schiavello?

Firstly, I am genuinely excited and positive about the future.

So in order to continue to service and support the people, businesses and communities who we are privileged to call our clients, I envisage that as a group, Schiavello will continue to focus with great passion to:

Inspire our people to imagine, to  be versatile, to think laterally and challenge ourselves to conceive and design solutions, built forms and products that are more than just functional, but also elicit pleasure and delight through their beauty.

Educate, explore and study the factors that will likely contribute to changes in the way that our future communities will live, interact and socialise, work, learn, adapt to changing circumstances, and relax.

Commit to being the best at what we do, encourage and invest in staff technical training and personal development, ensure that processes are continuously improving, maintain investment in advanced equipment and technology to enable the delivery of leading-edge product and service outcomes, and be absolutely trustworthy and dependable.

Provide genuine service and memorable experiences that exceed customer expectations, challenge industry service norms, and focus on the customer journey, not just the destination.

Offer great value in everything we do, contribute to our clients with effective technical advice and offer-added value by sharing our most current research, learnings and industry experiences.

Be agile and customer-centric, bringing together the right people and resources, forming and reforming, to best respond to diverse customer needs.

Be proud of what we each do and achieve, stopping at nothing to ensure we succeed on our promise of quality, and standing collectively behind the properties, solutions, products and experiences that we provide to our valued clients.

Seek opportunity, ask questions, listen carefully, show courage and collaborate to create and realise a shared vision.

Contribute actively to the local community wherever we are based, continue to explore ways to reduce environmental impact resulting from our activities and the ongoing use of the properties and products we create, and support charitable organisations and endeavours through the Schiavello Charitable Foundation.

Maintain family values, respect and nurture relationships, demonstrate integrity in everything we do, foster  a culture of health and wellbeing and make sure that the company always maintains its heart and its soul.

Under my leadership, and with the support of our people, the Schiavello Group will increasingly see our diverse businesses and skills coming together to collaborate in unique ways with our clients and communities to respond to holistic property and accommodation needs, and to help create solutions to challenging future problems.

We will create for you. We will create with you. In a trusting partnership and with a positive attitude, anything is possible.