Australian Culture and the Workplace

I visit my local library two or three times a month. Browsing, I came across this little book and I had to share it. G’day Boss!: Australian Culture and the Workplace, by Barbara A. West and Frances T. Murphy, is a study into the diverse cultural environments of Australian workplaces. It is specifically aimed at migrants seeking to understand, adapt, and succeed in the Australian workplace. Discussions about culture require a degree of generalising, which…

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York Butter Factory, a Coworking Space

In December, I discovered my first coworking space in Melbourne, Inspire9. Recently, my WordChicks Meetup group met at another coworking space called the York Butter Factory. A coworking space is a shared working environment designed for work-at-home professionals, freelancers, independent contractors, and other types of workers who end up working alone. A coworking space gives you a place to go when you’re looking to escape the cabin fever of working from home and when you…

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Inspire9, a Coworking Space

A few weeks ago I attended a Girl Geek workshop about WordPress at Inspire9 and I just had to blog about this terrific concept and amazing place. Inspire9 is a coworking space. That is, a shared working environment. Unlike a typical working environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same employer. They are work-at-home professionals, freelancers, independent contractors, and other types of workers who end up working alone. There are many advantages to…

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