The Next Generation of Workspaces Network


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The Next Generation Workspaces Network is a unique coalition of leading researcher, industry and government partners committed to accelerate development of innovative physical and virtual workspace-related solutions that enable organisations to achieve their productivity, workforce well-being and agility requirements.

Led by UQ, the network assembles the different stakeholders and disciplines required to effectively develop, test and apply solutions to this complex challenge.

The challenge

There is an increasing number of global forces and changes impacting the nature of work, who undertakes it, how it is undertaken and the environments and locations it occurs.

COVID-19 has increased both the speed and impact of many of these changes, and has also increased organisations’ need to adjust to deal with their impacts. Importantly, these changes present both challenges and opportunities for organisations, workers, policy makers and regulators.

Accordingly, there is increasing demand for new strategies, models and tools that enhance the way we design, build, use, manage and regulate workplaces.

Identified needs

Engagement with employers, employees, representative bodies, service providers, policy makers and regulators have identified a range of outcomes / benefits that innovative physical and virtual workspace strategies, models, designs, approaches and tools could deliver.

Technology and digital transformation are altering how and where we work; promoting hybrid work, teleworking, involuntary working from home, and blurring boundaries between home and office.

This GCRN will draw together researchers with expertise in fields such workplace physical and mental health, labour regulation, urban design and planning, productivity and efficiency and conflict management alongside stakeholders including workplace health and safety as well as the insurance industry.

Next Generation of Workspaces Network

Contact the Next Generation of Workspaces Network

If you would like more information or to explore opportunities with the Next Generation of Workspaces Network, please contact:


 Associate Professor Remi Ayoko
 Convener and leader
 The Next Generation of Workspaces Network