Guided tours and audio-visual orientations are helping WA Primary Heath Alliance staff get to know their new workplace in the heart of Subiaco, which opened today at 1 Hood Street.
The custom designed workplace will support a hybrid way of working including more meeting rooms and collaboration space for agile working.
The new office sees a significant uplift in audio visual and information technology capacity, allowing the organisation to easily and seamlessly collaborate and communicate with its dispersed workforce and stakeholders across the whole of Western Australia.
CEO Learne Durrington said while the organisation had well and truly embraced remote working, staff wanted and needed more opportunities for purposeful connection, including being connected and aligned to WAPHA’s mission and values.
“We listened to our people, who are our priority, and are committed to making WAPHA a truly great place to work.
“Staff now have the flexibility to work remotely and to connect and collaborate in person. The office spaces are designed for them to come together to form ideas for innovation and creativity.”
The new premises allow meetings to be hosted when face to face gatherings are preferred, noting WAPHA’s stakeholders have responded well to a flexible working environment including online meetings, and virtual training and support.
The office also facilitates the delivery of education and training on the premises and, thanks to improved technology, will help country-based staff and stakeholders to participate on an equal footing to their metropolitan-based counterparts.
“We look forward to welcoming our staff, including our country staff who will greatly benefit from these facilities when they visit Perth, and stakeholders to our new home,” Ms Durrington said.
Thanks to favourable conditions in the rental marketplace, and the inclusion of fit out and furniture incentives in the lease agreement, WAPHA was able to secure the new office space at a significant cost saving compared to rental and outgoings at the former Rivervale office.