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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


What stage are you and your team at? Honeymoon, Storming, or Norming?

Donna Bates, from On Point! Strategy, and founding partner of The Lab Factory says that in all big projects there are three distinct phases to start up. The Honeymoon Phase, The Storming Phase, and The Norming Phase. It’s important to understand that these are all normal, and part of working on a project. The Honeymoon Stage … Read more


7 Steps to building a collaborative relationship

1Relationship Building The healthiest collaborative relationships are those where people have taken the time to get to know each other. The deeper the collaboration needed for a project the more important it is to build a strong relationship with those you are working with. You don’t have to be BFF’s with everyone, but take the … Read more