How to challenge your staff in one quick move; new Sydney office
I recently read a quote from Will Farrell “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.” Not wanting to sound too dramatic but I’m a survivor of two office moves within 4 months (different companies) … and I can safely say that you can also tell a lot of an organisation and its people just by how they handle an office move.
Compared to other office moves I’d have to say NGA’s recent Sydney office relocation (to L4 50 Carrington St Sydney) was one of the best move experiences I’ve had to date. Seriously.
Considering the challenge of moving over the Christmas break with a requirement that there be no impact on our HR Outsourcing business, logistically this was not going to be a simple process. As a testament to the team at large and the project move team in particular, things went smoothly. Professionally handled and near seamless the fit-out meets all expectations both as a productive workspace and also importantly from a compliance (SOC1) perspective. Well done!
Located on one floor overlooking the greenery of Wynyard Park (above Wynyard train station), employees have access to a spacious recreational/lunch area with a large kitchen able to accommodate everyone in a relaxed setting. The office also includes training facilities and numerous meeting rooms. There are also quiet nooks and quiet chairs to facilitate those adhoc important calls that require privacy but not necessarily justify using a meeting room.
Beyond the commercial and technological gains of the new offices other harder to measure benefits are already being achieved. Feedback from clients attending training days has been quite positive and as we are now all on one floor, employees are also intermingling and seem to be collaborating even more (if that was possible!). Personally, as the “new person” I’ve been able to accelerate my intercompany network and understanding of the business faster than normal. Though I shouldn’t really be surprised by this as the positive and collaborative ‘can do’ attitude seems to be an integral part of the NGA DNA.
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