AstraZeneca Australia adopted agile-based working in its new Macquarie Park offices by incorporating specialised work ‘zones’, providing employees with a variety of choices over how and where they want to work.
Designed by architectural design firm Futurespace, AstraZeneca Australia’s new 3,000 square metre office gives its 200 office-based employees the option to work in four ‘zones’, with each zone catering to different styles of working and collaborating.
Managing Director at Futurespace Angela Ferguson said the zone were established to liberate workers from the desk bound experience.
“Sitting at the same desk all day does not promote productivity, health and wellbeing, or collaboration," she said.
"However, it is just as troublesome to have employees work wherever they want without having the correct design infrastructure in place.
"That is why the ‘zones’ are effective.”
“Each zone was designed to facilitate different styles of working, whether it’s informal chats over coffee, structured team meetings or focused individual work,” Ms Ferguson said.
The ‘zones’ in the AstraZeneca Australia workplace include:
Director of People, Capabilities and Sales Operations Kimberly Elliott said AstraZeneca Australia now has a flexible and agile work space that allows maximum collaboration and creativity.
"The energy you feel when you visit our New HQ will be key to helping us attract new talent and ensure our staff have a great experience when they come to work."AstraZeneca Australia is an affiliate of the global, science-led biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
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