Commuters may soon have more choice over their work location thanks to new trends and emerging developments in workplace practices.
Employees could have the option of working away from the office and from a Digital Work Hub located in or near their neighbourhood.
Digital Work Hubs are co-located office facilities equipped with the latest information and telecommunication technology, meeting room facilities, event space, kitchens and cafes. Employers will have the option of providing staff access to private zones or a ‘hot-desk’ beside a diverse range of local freelancers, entrepreneurs, skilled leaders and creative talent.
Digital Work Hubs are located in suburbs or regional areas and serve the remote working needs of commuters and employers, enabling employees to use out-of-town office facilities as an additional option to working in the office or working from home (teleworking).
During 2013, the Digital Work Hub Project examined the demand and supply opportunities of such centres in South East Queensland.
Establishing a network of digital work hubs across South-East Queensland could provide the catalyst for revitalising suburban and regional areas by attracting businesses and knowledge workers who choose to live there, according to the report ‘Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South East Queensland’.
The report was a year-long collaborative project between five Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees (Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Logan/Redland, Brisbane and the Gold Coast).
or find out more about the Digital Work Hub Project.