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Rooftop Indigenous farm for workplace of the future

Security fencing for the Indigenous rooftop farm at Mirvac’s technology and innovation hub in South Eveleigh.

Visitors to the farm can learn about gardening, participate in regular historical talks and tours or volunteer to tend the plants – a true workplace of the future.

Workplaces of the future are all about ‘Super-Experiences’ Mirvac has launched a new discussion paper on the importance of awe-inspiring workplace experiences.

The paper spotlights how businesses are upping the ante when it comes to workplace experiences and raising the bar in an effort to compete for talent, attract Millennials and innovate amid rapid technological change.

From 3D digital waterfalls to the first orchestra of space scientists, super-experiences surprise and delight employees bringing people together to enhance productivity, innovation, wellbeing and lifelong learning.

General Manager of Workplace Experiences, Paul Edwards said: “With the rise of Artificial Intelligence automating data driven jobs, ‘super-experiences’ will play an increasing role in boosting performance on imaginative, empathic and creative types of work to future-proof the workforce.

“Super-experiences can make you feel excited or that you’ve achieved something; they can stimulate curiosity, create a sense of purpose or instil a sense of belonging. These emotional reactions drive positive interactions for employees and the businesses they work for.

“In the past, the property industry and wider business world has put physical assets before people, and hard metrics around space and infrastructure before softer issues of behaviour, perception and belonging. That needs to change.”

Mirvac’s technology and innovation hub, South Eveleigh in Sydney is one example of a precinct being transformed with authentic experiences both for people who work there and the wider community.

One of the super-experiences in the precinct is the creation of the rooftop Indigenous farm, which will grow exclusively native Australian produce.

Visitors to the farm can learn about gardening, participate in regular historical talks and tours of the site or volunteer to tend the plants. This experience pays homage to the cultural history of the

This article was first published in The Fence magazine.

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