Nature At Work

To put well-being and productivity at the heart of people’s workday and to raise awareness of healthy working environments.2015 Melbourne Fellowship Project

NAture at work profject profile

Australia has become a country of the great indoors, this takes a toll on people, particularly in the workplace.

The story:

Australia has become a country of the great indoors, with the average Australian now spending almost 90% of their time inside. This lifestyle takes a toll on people, particularly in the workplace. The incidence of work-related depression and stress are steadily increasing, resulting in reduced productivity, lower job satisfaction and staff absenteeism. This bears a cost, for individuals, for employers and for society.

The goal: 

To put well-being and productivity at the heart of people’s workday and to raise awareness of healthy working environments.

The proposal:

To hold a pop-up event and installation at the M Pavilion, the ‘Open Air Office’. This event invites office workers to take time out of their day to experience a work place immersed in nature. We will turn M-Pavilion into an indoor/outdoor co-working studio which helps people to reimagine what constitutes a good working environment.

The event:

The Open-Air Office will occur as both a pop-up event and as a broader community campaign, inviting anyone to take an hour out from the office to work in their closest green space.

The resources:

We see the media as a powerful method of communicating with the broader community and intend to harness this for our project, using media releases, radio interviews and social media. We have an online platform which we will build over the coming weeks, www.natureatwork.org and will launch a social media campaign once the event is confirmed.

For more information, please contact Ash Buchanan on 0402650733 or Pip Hildebrand on 0438 643 627 or visit http://www.workfromthepark.org/

You can also visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/natureatworkproject or Instagram @natureatwork

 

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