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Saying NO to normal work practices

Saying NO to normal work practices

Saying no to normal work practices can be very hard to do. Especially when you are trying to build up a successful business. You don’t want to blend into the background and do what is normally done. But at the same time, you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing just for the sake of … Read more

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Getting Aligned, Staying Aligned

Alignment is when your outward actions reflect your internal values. This month at The Lab we are focusing on Alignment. Most of the issues we face in life and in our business are due to misalignment. You could almost venture to say that all problems are somehow due to alignment. MISALIGNED EXPECTATIONS Expectations can be … Read more

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SIMPLICITY THROUGH ACTION

STUCK PREPARING Recently at one of our Morning Think Tanks at The Lab we had a conversation around our habit of getting stuck preparing for action. We can often find ourselves spending lots of time and energy on the preparation for action as a means for avoiding the action itself. This sort of behaviour pattern … Read more

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The Power and Simplicity of “No”

No…The Simplicity of it. Recently I heard about a study of some of the world’s most successful people. In the study they found that the more successful a person was, the more often they said no. Most successful people in the world say no to almost every opportunity given to them. They save their “yes” for the … Read more

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Simply Human- Collaboration Creates Simplicity

SIMPLICITY- HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED This month we are focusing our attention on simplifying. Simplicity is defined as “To make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier.” Today we are going to be looking at how collaboration creates simplicity. In so many ways our lives are more complex than they have ever been- social media, smart phones, and the internet have all contributed … Read more

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Magic Air of Collaboration

As I sit and write in this little office of mine tucked away in The Lab I can’t help but feel that a greatness is brewing in these walls. I’m here by myself before everyone else has arrive, and it’s given a moment to reflect. SUPERGRAPHICS This morning I watched a short eight-minute documentary about … Read more

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TEDtalks on Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Ken Robinson is a British speaker, author, and education enthusiast. His talk discusses the stigmatisation behind creative mistakes and encourages changes to our educational systems. Ken Robinson touches on the hierarchy of education systems around the world and the pyramid of subject favourability- mathematics and languages being highly favoured, followed by humanities, leaving the arts at the bottom. Ken says, “by the time they get to be adults, most … Read more

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Your Hot Desking Solution

Hot desking is an office organisation system which involves multiple workers using a single physical work station or surface during different time periods. We are so excited to announce we are launching the next phase in our Lab Factory journey. For business owners, travelling businesses or students requiring a collaborative environment to focus, our new … Read more

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Let the Elephants Run

The conversation around creativity is an ever-growing conversation. We can thank Steve Jobs for pioneering creativity in the corporate world, but many other significant business leaders and thinkers have continued this conversation and have made significant inroads in communicating the value of creativity. There is still a well-established idea that creativity is something that some … Read more

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Serviced office vs Collaborative Space – What’s the difference?

As the three founding members of The Lab Factory hit the pavement letting the Perth Business Community know about this amazing collaborative space, there was a common misunderstanding out there. Many of the business owners we talked with initially thought that a collaborative was a fancy term for a serviced office. So, what is the … Read more