Tech Hub hosted the WA Government’s initiative launch earlier this week, who are introducing two Hot Desking Centres for public sector staff.
Andy Lamb hosted Premier Colin Barnett and Deputy Premier Liza Harvey, who announced the policy to the media and gained insight into Tech Hub and its residents.
The hot desking centres, with proposed locations of Joondalup and Fremantle, are designed to cut travel times and provide more flexible working arrangements for employees living remotely.
Mr Barnett stated in a press release, “instead of battling peak-hour traffic, staff will be able to work much closer to home. These arrangements will make life easier for working mums and dads, giving them more time to spend with their family”.
Andy says he finds it promising to see the WA Liberals learning from both startup and high growth industries, applying this startup thinking and embracing the changing culture of work that affects the entire community.
The Premier and Deputy Premier spoke to Tech Hub members and startups Stuck and SpringTech. Alex Goulios, CEO of Agribusiness SpringTech, was asked about the convenience of the space, and how it worked for him.
“It’s great. The space is very convenient, and it comes with the community aspect, mentoring… it’s definitely not a novelty, it works”.
The discussion also focused on Tech Hub’s practices, how we facilitate coworking and hot desking, and what is needed to ensure a practical and progressive work environment. Encouraging the use of the latest technologies, and ensuring flexibility for hot-desk users were found to be key factors.
Tech Hub offers both permanent coworking and the option to book a hot desk, which works for small teams and entrepreneurs wanting convenience and flexibility. Mr Barnett and Ms Harvey got to see tech based coworking in action, and how our residents use the facilities to their advantage.
The visit concluded with a press conference covering a variety of issues leading up to the state election.
See the video below:
Ever wanted to work closer to home with a more flexible office?A re-elected Liberal Government will set up Hot-desking Centres at new government office buildings coming to Joondalup and Fremantle: http://bit.ly/2lO56l3
Posted by Colin Barnett on Monday, 27 February 2017