It’s been raining for four days straight in the sunshine state. Today is Tuesday and the weather man is saying it’s not going to ease up until Friday.
So here, I sit, Googling words like sunshine, summer, outdoors, trees, Barbados, as I try and put a cap on the growing cabin fever feels. As often happens as one trawls through the Internet mindlessly, I stumble across something completely off topic, a tree house. Not just any treehouse though, Microsoft’s new ‘meeting space’ treehouse. OK Microsoft, you’ve got my attention.
Over the last six months, I’ve been gathering insights into my own unique personality and personal values, the things that light my fire and drag me down. One of the most recent “Aha!” moments for me, involved looking at my personal values and our Organisational Values and then digging a bit deeper in order to understand the ‘behaviours’ of these values.
The influence of our environment on behaviour
Think about your drive to work this morning. Was it stressful? Punctuated by car horns, a broken heater and your dirty car interior? Or was it peaceful? Soothing music playing on your radio, a comfortable car seat cushioning your body and your cup holder; cocooning that perfect latte you made for the commute.
This July, Marsden Collective celebrated 4 years in existence with a fun filled Friday!
The team dressed in their Boho finest and made their way to the gorgeous light filled space, Little Mountain Studio, located in Red Hill. Here, under the guidance of Amy from Unveiling Poppy, we spent a few hours perfecting the art of constructing flower crowns. There may have also been some champagne and cheese consumed, to help with the creative process.
Every month, one of our amazing team members hosts us for breakfast.
We’ve had acai bowls, high teas and delicious french toast so far, the bar keeps getting raised! Last month was no exception.
July saw Kathryn serve up an amazing Breakfast Salad.
Super easy and super yum, check out the recipe..
Why an office pooch may be the solution to workplace stress
There’s nothing better than coming home and being smothered by the love from your dog. They are always happy to see you and, if they haven’t ruined your new shoes, you’re usually happy to see them too. Imagine if you didn’t have to wait to get home to receive all that unconditional love from your furry friend. If there were more pet-friendly workplaces, we wouldn’t have to imagine. Continue Reading ->
The way of the future, or unrealistic idealism?
What is the golden ratio of the amount of time an employee spends at work versus the actual productivity and output of that employee? Business owners and employees themselves would love to find out. One solution has been the implementation of the four-day work week or the six-hour work day. As workplaces and societal norms start to shift to non-standard and flexible hours, more examples of shortened work week models are popping up. Continue Reading ->
Materials make up the majority of the built industry but are often one of the least understood elements. There is exciting potential for designers to resurrect long-forgotten building methods and materials and pair them with innovative, modern technology. We also see the ability to shake off existing connotations associated with materials and what they can do. Continue Reading ->
Balance is a situation in which different things exist in mutually beneficial parts. If you look at how optimal outcomes are achieved in various situations it’s through balance. A thriving ecosystem, a myriad of ingredients coming together to create an amazing meal, the highest performing, leading football team… They’re all a balance of different parts coming together to contribute to a greater, impressive outcome. Continue Reading ->