How Westpac is transforming its workplace

Westpac’s pilot WorkSmart floor in Sydney is a replica of the bank’s new technology-enabled offices in 130 Collins St Melbourne, which officially opened in February.

Collins St formed the starting point for Westpac’s WorkSmart efforts.

In 2012, ahead of the planned construction of two new big offices, the bank undertook a study of how staff in its CBD sites in Melbourne and Sydney were approaching work.

It found 50 percent of desks in each building were unoccupied at any one time.

The following year, it took a lengthy look at trends in the workplace, partnered with a number of researchers to study the future of work, and surveyed its employee base to find out how they wanted to do their job.

Read the full iTnews article, How Westpac is using tech to transform its 200-year old workplace.