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DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE AMAZING OFFERS!

AND THERE’S STILL MORE TO BE LISTED OVER THE COMING WEEKS!

At Victory Offices, we pride ourselves on providing our community with as many benefits as possible. So our team has been working hard over the last couple of months to build new partnerships with businesses across Australia to be able pass on these savings and offers to our members.

We have some more that will be uploaded over the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye on the offers still to come.

Not sure how to access these offers?

  1. Simply login to your Victory Offices Member Portal
  2. Click on Special Offers in the panel on the left hand side (This section is regularly updated with the current promotions and offers available to you)
  3. Click on the offer you are interested in to find out more information or talk to your local Victory Offices Team

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for managing our mental health.

Lockdowns, social distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the constantly changing position we find ourselves in is stressful. This makes prioritising our mental health and wellbeing more important than ever.

Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors of our daily lives, participate in loving relationships, contribute to our community, and work towards our goals. Everyone has mental health. And we can all benefit from looking after our own mental health and the mental health of our communities.

This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: “Look after your mental health.”

And it’s also a great reminder and opportunity to think of and reach out to those around you. Either to check in on them, or to talk with them about how you’re feeling.

The most important thing you can do is recognise the problem, because there is always someone there to help!

NEED HELP OR SUPPORT?

If your life is in danger CALL 000


If you or someone you care for is in need of immediate assistance you can contact the below National 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services:

Need support?

Lifeline
13 11 14 – 24 hours a day
7 days a week

Lifeline Text
0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT)

Need more information?
 

LIVE PANEL SESSION

NO JAB, NO JOB… 

For what is, somewhat, a very contentious topic, this panel of  industry leaders will come together to discuss the ‘No Jab, No Job proposition’ that is currently taking over conversations in Australia.

With the ongoing vaccination rollout, some companies and education facilities are looking to mandate the vaccine for their staff. SPC being the first Australian company to publicly mandate the vaccine.

Join us as we discuss the legal and moral ramifications associated with mandatory vaccination.

  • How could this change our roles?
  • What challenges could we face in differing industries?
  • Will business relationships change?
  • How will a mandate impact different industries? And not just from an employer/employee perspective but how they engage with their customers.

These are some of the questions that will be posed to our insightful panel of guests.

WHEN: Thursday 18th October
5:30pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Online

UPCOMING EVENTS

Be sure to stay up to date with all of our upcoming events online.

These events will still go ahead if the relevant state is in lockdown – they will just be moved to online events, so you will still have your chance to network, socialise and unwind.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more events from this exciting list!

December 2021
10 December 2021

A Networking Afternoon | Fortitude Valley

Join us in Brisbane for a FACE to FACE Networking Afternoon with Dr Liz, Anya Lyudmilina, ...

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Level 10, 900 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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17 December 2021

A Networking Afternoon | 300 Barangaroo

Join legendary May Chang + Edward Zia and friends for a Business Networking Afternoon! End of year ...

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level 25, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000
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BLOG | THE REVIVED RETURN

THE REVIVED RETURN – HEALTHY HABITS WHEN RETURNING TO THE OFFICE

It’s no doubt that being in lockdown and working from home has left some of us feeling fatigued, out of routine and uncertain what the big return to the office will look like. 

Recent surveys are showing most Australians are ready to move to a hybrid working model to allow more work-life balance and increase productivity, however that doesn’t mean we should slip into the same old routine once we return. 

In most instances returning to the office is a great time to start fresh, create healthy habits and strengthen mental health.

WIPE THE SLATE

There is nothing worse than coming home and seeing a mountain of dishes or laundry piled up, so why should your office be any different. For some, it has been months since their office has been touched so there may very well be a firm layer of dust on all surfaces, maybe even some milk in the fridge from June 2021 (it happens!).

Our most valuable recommendation on your first day back is to take the time to deep clean your workspace, throw out anything unnecessary, file old paperwork properly and return it to all its glory. If you’re unhappy with the layout, change it. If you want to redecorate and revamp, go right ahead. Not only do you end up with a beautiful and clean workspace, but your team will appreciate it too.

Need motivation? Review our blog on sprucing your office.

IT'S AUTOMATIC, SYSTEMATIC

One thing you may want to review when making your big office return is your personal systems and procedures. How you organised your day in 2019 may no longer be relevant or time effective and with all the amazing technology introduced throughout the pandemic, time can be prioritized on the most important things.

As an example, could a team meeting really be the most effective way to provide information? Possibly a recorded webinar going through essential need-to-know information is going to be received better and taken more seriously. Reducing your email flow and contact between departments can also make for better communication.

As always, your best chance of improving your processes is in fact a process itself.
Define | Measure | Analyse | Design | Verify

COUNT YOUR PENNIES

Prior to the pandemic, the average Australian spent $15-$20 per day on purchasing lunch and snacks on workdays. That’s over $5,000 a year in gourmet sandwiches, greasy delights and food delivery services.

Since working from home, our eating habits have changed, and our cooking & baking has increased dramatically through essential grocery shopping (most notably, we have all made THE best banana bread, right?).

This is an amazing behaviour that shouldn’t fade when returning to the office, especially with more flexibility and balance. Making your own lunch at home promotes healthy choices, saves big money, provides unlimited options and there is something personally satisfying about preparing your own meal.

There are thousands of lunch ideas out there so shake things up for summer.

YOU DESERVE A BREAK

Did you know that 72% of employees admit to not taking regular lunch or tea breaks? This is either due to time sensitive projects, lack of motivation to leave the office or the old “I’m not hungry” excuse. After such a rollercoaster of 2020 and 2021, this is one habit you’ll be happy to kick.

Regular breaks are vital to productivity, reducing brain fog, finding inspiration, and building professional relationships. Fresh air revitalises the mind, taking a walk increases the daily step count and chatting with your team around the office can spark new ideas and strengthen teams.

If you’re the boss, it is important to ensure your team is taking the right breaks too, happy team = healthy targets.

If you have any ideas or suggestions on what your return to the office is going to look like, we would love to hear it!