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As the world is forced to refocus on health and safety, telecommuting is creating a new kind of hybrid workspace where employees combine working from home with working on-site.

But just what exactly does this new hybrid workspace actually mean for the future of office spaces? Will organisations ever return to the ‘old way’ of working? Or will the circumstances we’ve become accustomed to in 2020 force organisations to move towards a new, improved and more practical way for people to work safely that combines the best of both worlds?

Let’s talk local. Because if there was ever a time to support Australian made products and Australian owned companies, it’s now.

Coronavirus lockdowns have highlighted the gaping holes in worldwide distribution and supply chains.

“The current shift in sentiment towards Australian Made products provides local manufacturers with a unique opportunity that needs to be pursued in a timely manner to extract the greatest benefits,” says Leo Kerema, IMA Strategy Manager. The key takeaway is that time is precious. Businesses must capitalise on this sentiment today.

Australian businesses have been warned to keep their eyes peeled for signs they’re being targeted by a huge business email compromise (BEC).

Organisations undergoing early transitioning to remote or hybrid work practices are particularly easy prey for cyber attacks in the form of email scams and phishing scams, which can compromise their sensitive business information and financial security. Online scams are becoming highly targeted and complex. At the moment they’re taking cruel advantage of heightened uncertainty and risk by plainly exploiting the current coronavirus crisis.

So, let’s talk about how these scammers are infiltrating our business’ and what you can do to prevent potential breaches of your cybersecurity network.

In some ways, an office layout is just like your home – if it’s not a space you want to be in then you probably won’t enjoy spending time there. But unlike your home, a less than perfect office fit out can translate into lost productivity, directly affect team collaboration and interrupt optimal work flow. Your commercial fit out can also affect workers’ morale, creativity, productivity, camaraderie and brand loyalty.

On the other hand, a bespoke office fit out has the power to drive new innovation forward in a direct and measurable way. Concentrating on the four key modes your employees work—focus, collaboration, learning, and socialising—can boost productivity and encourage your people to do their best work every day.

So, it’s vital to get your fit out right.

Business has changed—whether it’s permanent or we’ll bounce back to something recognisable as the pre-COVID status quo is anyone’s bet at the moment. One thing is however becoming incresignly clear - the impact of coronavirus on how we work will linger for some time to come.

And that’s why your workforce plan is more vital than ever.

So, how do you manage the impact on your workforce right now? Read our guide on workforce planning so your business can handle change.

Working remotely during coronavirus can take its toll in the form of cabin fever. If working from home tips you over the edge of sanity, you’re not alone.

Read our tips in this article on how to work from home effectively and how to beat cabin fever to help you do your best work, every day, regardless of what’s happening beyond your door.

The last few years and even more so the last couple of months, many have seen a big shift in the way people think about the best environments for work, culture and productivity. Remote working was no longer an option, it became a necessity.

As companies ease back into the workplace, many are using this opportunity to reassess their workspaces. Some are developing hybrid models comprised of shared flexible workspace and private offices, while others are moving away from traditional office space and opting for flexible workspaces and more agile ways of working.

In this article, we look the pros and cons of a flexible workspace vs a traditional office space to help you decide which will work best for your needs.

The outbreak is imposing significant stress on many, but more so for business owners. Not only are they faced with the challenges of running their own businesses, but also coping with stress from solving the problems of their clients and customers.

This blog article reveals how to know the signs of loneliness and stress, and provides tips on how to rediscover humanity in the workspace/workplace.

It takes organisations an average of 200 days to realise they've suffered a breach and had valuable data stolen, with many companies never recovering. Australian businesses are struggling with their cybersecurity and drastically underestimate the consequences and recovery time following a cybersecurity incident.

When it comes to securing an office location, while shared workspaces can be alluring as a cost-effective and convenient option, they can come with risks. This article reveals what to consider when choosing a workspace, and what kind of services can help businesses to combat security attacks.

Our Servcorp Australia and New Zealand floors are open and operating with new health and safety measures in place. Each week we are excited to see more of our clients returning to their Servcorp workspace.

Physical distancing and good hygiene remain the fundamental pillars of our approach, in line with guidelines issued by public health authorities, Federal and State governments and SafeWork Australia & New Zealand. Our COVID-19 Protocol outlines a roadmap of how we can work collaboratively with our clients and teams to create safe spaces for all.

You can download our Servcorp COVID-19 Protocols & Response here.

As the world is forced to refocus on health and safety, telecommuting is creating a new kind of hybrid workspace where employees combine working from home with working on-site.

But just what exactly does this new hybrid workspace actually mean for the future of office spaces? Will organisations ever return to the ‘old way’ of working? Or will the circumstances we’ve become accustomed to in 2020 force organisations to move towards a new, improved and more practical way for people to work safely that combines the best of both worlds?

Let’s talk local. Because if there was ever a time to support Australian made products and Australian owned companies, it’s now.

Coronavirus lockdowns have highlighted the gaping holes in worldwide distribution and supply chains.

“The current shift in sentiment towards Australian Made products provides local manufacturers with a unique opportunity that needs to be pursued in a timely manner to extract the greatest benefits,” says Leo Kerema, IMA Strategy Manager. The key takeaway is that time is precious. Businesses must capitalise on this sentiment today.

Australian businesses have been warned to keep their eyes peeled for signs they’re being targeted by a huge business email compromise (BEC).

Organisations undergoing early transitioning to remote or hybrid work practices are particularly easy prey for cyber attacks in the form of email scams and phishing scams, which can compromise their sensitive business information and financial security. Online scams are becoming highly targeted and complex. At the moment they’re taking cruel advantage of heightened uncertainty and risk by plainly exploiting the current coronavirus crisis.

So, let’s talk about how these scammers are infiltrating our business’ and what you can do to prevent potential breaches of your cybersecurity network.

In some ways, an office layout is just like your home – if it’s not a space you want to be in then you probably won’t enjoy spending time there. But unlike your home, a less than perfect office fit out can translate into lost productivity, directly affect team collaboration and interrupt optimal work flow. Your commercial fit out can also affect workers’ morale, creativity, productivity, camaraderie and brand loyalty.

On the other hand, a bespoke office fit out has the power to drive new innovation forward in a direct and measurable way. Concentrating on the four key modes your employees work—focus, collaboration, learning, and socialising—can boost productivity and encourage your people to do their best work every day.

So, it’s vital to get your fit out right.

Business has changed—whether it’s permanent or we’ll bounce back to something recognisable as the pre-COVID status quo is anyone’s bet at the moment. One thing is however becoming incresignly clear - the impact of coronavirus on how we work will linger for some time to come.

And that’s why your workforce plan is more vital than ever.

So, how do you manage the impact on your workforce right now? Read our guide on workforce planning so your business can handle change.

Working remotely during coronavirus can take its toll in the form of cabin fever. If working from home tips you over the edge of sanity, you’re not alone.

Read our tips in this article on how to work from home effectively and how to beat cabin fever to help you do your best work, every day, regardless of what’s happening beyond your door.

The last few years and even more so the last couple of months, many have seen a big shift in the way people think about the best environments for work, culture and productivity. Remote working was no longer an option, it became a necessity.

As companies ease back into the workplace, many are using this opportunity to reassess their workspaces. Some are developing hybrid models comprised of shared flexible workspace and private offices, while others are moving away from traditional office space and opting for flexible workspaces and more agile ways of working.

In this article, we look the pros and cons of a flexible workspace vs a traditional office space to help you decide which will work best for your needs.

The outbreak is imposing significant stress on many, but more so for business owners. Not only are they faced with the challenges of running their own businesses, but also coping with stress from solving the problems of their clients and customers.

This blog article reveals how to know the signs of loneliness and stress, and provides tips on how to rediscover humanity in the workspace/workplace.

It takes organisations an average of 200 days to realise they've suffered a breach and had valuable data stolen, with many companies never recovering. Australian businesses are struggling with their cybersecurity and drastically underestimate the consequences and recovery time following a cybersecurity incident.

When it comes to securing an office location, while shared workspaces can be alluring as a cost-effective and convenient option, they can come with risks. This article reveals what to consider when choosing a workspace, and what kind of services can help businesses to combat security attacks.

Our Servcorp Australia and New Zealand floors are open and operating with new health and safety measures in place. Each week we are excited to see more of our clients returning to their Servcorp workspace.

Physical distancing and good hygiene remain the fundamental pillars of our approach, in line with guidelines issued by public health authorities, Federal and State governments and SafeWork Australia & New Zealand. Our COVID-19 Protocol outlines a roadmap of how we can work collaboratively with our clients and teams to create safe spaces for all.

You can download our Servcorp COVID-19 Protocols & Response here.