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Hot Desking During COVID-19

What is Hot Desking? Modern companies, especially startups, are innovating when it comes to office dynamics. When we say ‘hot desking’, it means that each employee has no assigned desks or cubicles. Instead, they can take whatever seat is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many office workers of today prefer hot desking as it … Read more

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How Less Creates More Creativity in Business

How Less Creates More Creativity in Business THE PARADOX OF CREATIVITY Creativity has a funny paradox. We all would like more creativity in business! We like to think that in order to be successful in our business and creative pursuits we need lots of freedom and space. We often pursue creativity with this idea that … Read more

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Growing in a Cosharing Space

Growing in a difficult market, can put pressure on businesses.  But it is possible to thrive in a tough economy, and even gain market dominance.  Working from home as a solopreneur, consultant, creative or other service-related industry can provide distractions or other day to day issues that pop up, that you don’t get when working … Read more

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Beautiful Office, Beautiful Art

#BLESSED We are blessed at The Lab Factory. We have the natural beauty of HMAS Warramunga park right at the door The salty goodness of the Rockingham Foreshore only a 4-minute drive away. The open plan design of our co-sharing office space allows natural light in (Click here to read about the importance of natural light in an workspace) … Read more

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Hot Desk or not to Hot Desk? That is the question…

Hot desks, like everything in business has its pros and cons. If you are a small business or freelancer, having aspirations of a huge spacious office over-looking the river with its own personal spa and sauna may seem a little far-fetched. But this doesn’t mean you should put up with hunching over a wobbly table that you can … Read more

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How to get a natural boost for your business

Many people spend many hours working in a boring office space with little to look at other than a computer screen. Stuck indoors for an average of a 8 hour working day. Commuting to and from work in a car or public transport. Lunch spent eating at your desk. All that can whittle the day … Read more

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Are you tempted to move your business back home?

As we near the end of the financial year, it’s always a good time to assess outgoings, to know where we need to make changes, to ensure we move forward with growing our businesses and bank balances. For most business owners, the largest expense is normally going to be the premise in which we are … Read more

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Moving forward for Working Mothers

Working Mothers on the rise The drive to support working mothers back into the work force is great. Support with more child care places, Reducing the costs with Child Care subsidies Work places offering more school friendly work hours All excellent ways to support mothers returning to work. But there are more ways to support this … Read more

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Positive Leadership in the face of adversity

Positive leadership in the face of adversity In the last blog post, we remembered the loved ones who lost their lives in the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch last week. This week we would like to honour the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. True Leadership Her initial reaction and continued response … Read more

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A Moment to Honour Christchurch

Friday 15th March 2019 has become a sad date in our history. Christchurch in New Zealand has already been rocked by the impact of two deadly earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. And now they are enduring the aftermath of most deadly shooting in their nation’s history. We would like to take a moment to remember and … Read more