In the almost 10 years since we launched with The Fifth Estate we’ve learnt three important things about offices, the topic we covered at our event in Brisbane on 27 March 2018, Bring Your Office to Life.
One is that offices are capable of huge sustainability gains; they can achieve massive cuts in energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
Second, their design can influence, even shape, the productivity of our economy. Think how high-tech and creative people want stimulating, quirky offices.
And third is that, since we spend most of our waking hours in our offices, how they look and feel will be something we take back to our private lives. If the boss can make our office beautiful, sustainable and happy, then why can’t the rest of the places we live and play in go the same way?