Creating knowledge through coworking
Steve Coster, joint Head of Knowledge and Sustainability at HASSELL, presented at the Municipal Associations of Victoria forum on Creating the Knowledge-Based Organisation for the Future, held in Melbourne this week.
Workplace environments are often under-utilised in knowledge management - enabling individuals, teams and organisations to collectively and systematically capture, store, create, share and apply knowledge.
Steve presented with HASSELL client Brad Krauskopf, CEO and founder of Hub Australia. In their work together, they have focused on creating knowledge through the principles of coworking, a global movement of shared workplace communities that is gathering momentum in Australia. More than a trend for freelancers, coworking reflects a dramatic change in the way organisations design their workspaces, distribute their workforces and optimise their processes for collaboration.
"Places can play a critical role in supporting communication, knowledge transfer and valuable new ideas - but they must be the right kind of places. Good design is part of getting them right," Steve said in his presentation.
A leader in workplace design, Steve is primarily interested in the strategic value architecture and the design process can offer organisations.
—Read more articles for July 2012
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