Team members can champion engagement on a daily basis in a workspace that aligns with the company’s goals
An office designed with a company's purpose, mission, and values can drive employee engagement and company performance.
This was the philosophy behind Reward Gateway opening its new Sydney hub at Australia Square Plaza, 95 Pitt Street. The new office is a collaboration between the company and Intermain, and was built for employees in sales, service and finance.
The office also highlights Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design and tells Reward Gateway’s story in a visual way.
Consequently, team members can champion engagement on a daily basis in an environment and workspace that aligns with the company’s goals.
The space is designed around distinctive “work modes,” or areas that are conducive to different types of work aligned to company values. Rather than fixed desks, the space offers agility in the way work gets done, increasing collaboration.
Kylie Green, director of consultancy at Reward Gateway, said: “Not only do we have a strong company culture globally, but we have used our office design to show how that culture is lived in a unique way among our Australian team.”
“It’s a dynamic I find common among Australian multinational firms, and we are excited to open our doors and let other employers experience what we have learned creating this space”
Moreover, Reward Gateway is extending the use of its dedicated event space to clients, the wider HR community in Sydney, and related tech and communication industries committed to making the world a better place to work.
In addition to hosting industry meetups and events, Reward Gateway also expects the space to provide a hub for those looking for away days, board meeting space, or simply a place to work when visiting the area.
The office is also an example of taking a strong, global brand and established office design (from Reward Gateway’s London and Boston hubs) and applying it within a local Australian flavour, to support Australian businesses. Examples of this include:
- Building designed by iconic Australian architect Harry Sedler in 1967
- Green room with living green wall, skylight and extensive planting throughout the office to bring the love of Australian indoor outdoor living into the workplace
- Deliberate and extensive use of leading Australian designers including:
- Jardan furniture throughout including Jardan oak workstations, lounges, ottomans and recycled telegraph poles for stools
- Ross Gardam pendants in raspberry collaboration booths
- Tait trolley in the green garden room was filled with Australian drinks from Manly Distillery
- Hotel standard bathrooms are accessorized with skin, hair and body care products provided by Melbourne based Aesop
- Other featured Australian designers including Volker Haug, Anchor Ceramics, Grazia & Co, Montage Interiors and Mud Australia