CHANGING THE WORLD
AT A TIME
Having occupied their North Ryde premises for almost 30 years, during decades where copying and faxing were king, Canon have used their headquarters as a catalyst for a technology transformation.
A strong emphasis on engaging, listening and working with staff through the change process, revealed a new generation of Canon products in the making. A generation where rich digital imaging and easy access to information, sharing knowledge, and developing with speed, were paramount to present and future success.
Canon's headquarters provides a rich immersion for customers, staff and suppliers about Canon’s capability, ethos and new technology-oriented approach.
BECAUSE WE ENGAGED WITH PEOPLE, THE OUTCOME WAS ONE THAT WORKED FOR EVERYBODY.
Ian Flemington, Project Sponsor, General Manager HR & Communications.
Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuous living culture. The wisdom and uniqueness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity is something all Australian’s are proud of. For decades our Nation has worked towards closing the gap in social outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people compared to other Australians. Yet, our first Australians remain some of the sickest, poorest and least educated parts of our community.
"Our commitment to closing the gap will not waiver, but we must do things differently". Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister.
The Indigenous Affairs Group (IAG), within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet would like to do things differently, so they’re using their work environment as a catalyst for dramatic, disruptive change. IAG have transformed their workplace from a traditional, assigned environment to a flexible, free address environment giving people variety and choice for where and how they work together.
With three of five floors completed, and another two buildings planned, this change is already having a positive impact on the way teams work together and the solutions being put forward to help close the gap. This shift to a flexible environment has also meant the Department can significantly reduce the amount of real estate it leases each year, saving millions of dollars for the Australian taxpayer.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
PRIME MINISTER & CABINET
IF WE KEEP WORKING IN A 20TH CENTURY WAY, HOW COULD WE EXPECT 21ST CENTURY OUTCOMES?
Andrew Tongue, Associate Secretary
How does Australia’s largest investment group continue to grow and innovate after more than 48 years? By actively looking for opportunities.
Macquarie Group was one of Australia’s first organisations to introduce activity based working and more than a decade on, these workplace experts continue to look for ways in which the work environment can actively encourage flexibility, agility and better connect its distributed teams. With 13,500 people across 27 countries, Macquarie’s global campus provides workplaces designed to suit the teams and functions within.
The Group’s latest bold move is No.1 Martin Place. Inspired by the world’s best, Macquarie have created an agile environment for its technology and business enabling teams. The space is saturated with high end technology, real time conferencing, including a virtual reality presence that brings globally distributed teams side by side.
Macquarie have used this flexible, team based environment to help drive the rapid adoption of different styles of work, including Agile Methodology.
IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE AREN'T SO ATTACHED TO THEIR DESK BUT HAVE THE ABILITY TO MOVE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTS THAT SUIT PERSONAL WORK STYLES AND PROJECTS.
Anthony Henry, Head of Workplace Design, Macquarie Group.