Leisa Rathborne

Executive Director, Northern Region - Health Infrastructure

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 14:45 - 15:20

    Panel session: Concord Hospital - Could a five-day week improve the health of workers and improve productivity?

    In this session we address some of the core challenges behind the industry adopting a more flexible approach to work life balance such as the 5-day working week. In this case study of the development of Concord hospital, we examine the perspectives of the client, the construction company and the academic who researched the project:

    • How and why should we move to a 5-day working week?
    • How can you compete with companies working 6 days?
    • Looking at the reasons behind the movement such as:
      • Greater Gender Diversity
      • A better work-life balance
      • Better Safety standards
      • Greater employee satisfaction
      • Increased output and efficiency despite there being fewer workdays
    Panellists include:
    Stephen Surjan Head of Operations, Roberts Co
    Dr Natalie Galea Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales
    Leisa Rathborne Executive Director, Northern Region - Health Infrastructure
    Moderated by:
    Alison Mirams Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Co

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