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Workplace

Women, work and architecture – analsyis, anecdote and advice about workplace. The opportunities, the constraints and how we might navigate our way through them.

Home / Work

Home / Work

Our Home /Work series asks the Parlour community to share experiences of the adjustment to new work arrangements, and the ongoing impact. Find out how to contribute here.
Enhancing management & leadership

Enhancing management & leadership

What are the opportunities to improve and change leadership and management in the profession? Anwyn Hocking presents advice from the Work & Wellbeing survey.
Moving from cultural fit to cultural add

Moving from cultural fit to cultural add

Do you recruit for ‘cultural fit’? Or is there a better way? Brian Clohessy unpacks the issues following an impromptu conversation at a Light at the End of the Tunnel session.
Enhancing workplace communication

Enhancing workplace communication

The need for improved communication was reiterated again and again in the Work & Wellbeing survey. Anwyn Hocking identifies the themes and assembles advice.
Battling pay inequity

Battling pay inequity

Compare and contrast pay rates and don’t misread confidence for competence. Cassandra Keller tells it like it is.
25 alternate jobs for young architects

25 alternate jobs for young architects

Sarah Lebner explores the unconventional, alternate jobs that may provide experience, connections and industry knowledge until the economy recovers and architecture jobs return.
Financial literacy for architects

Financial literacy for architects

Management for Design Founding Director Gordana Milosevska takes us through the basics, from cash flow and balance sheets to profit margins and transparency.
Unsettling times

Unsettling times

Writer Deborah Singerman has worked from home for more than a decade, but has found the restrictions of lockdown very unsettling.
Memories of past challenges

Memories of past challenges

Loata Ho describes her workspace in isolation, the challenges of lockdown life, her research interest in Indigenous Fijian women’s knowledge, and her experiences after the 2008 economic downturn.
Student life in the age of COVID-19

Student life in the age of COVID-19

Fifth-year University of Adelaide architecture student Georgie Warren shares the comforts and struggles of lockdown life.
The importance of ‘third spaces’

The importance of ‘third spaces’

Sarah Hobday-North was already adept at working from home, but she misses the support of ‘third spaces’, such as cafes, museums and playgrounds.
Heading home

Heading home

Settled back in to her family home during the COVID-19 crisis, Sarah Ackland has enjoyed many aspects of lockdown life – time with family, long runs, life drawing and reading freely.
Engagement at a local and global level

Engagement at a local and global level

Grace Choi has found that lockdown life has opened up unexpected opportunities to engage more globally as well as to build strong connections in her local community.  
Strategic planning and time to think

Strategic planning and time to think

Working from home has given Katelin Butler more time to focus on strategic planning, and to consider the important takeaways from this critical moment in time.
Clean desks and flashbacks to corporate clients

Clean desks and flashbacks to corporate clients

As the world narrows, Sue Wittenoom is learning to share her work-from-home spaces and have a clean desk before dinner.
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