Securing The Sense Of “My Place” In The Workplace

The desire for “my place” is strong.


A place where you feel at home, to hang your hat, where you can be yourself, where you can surround yourself with things that remind you of what’s important.


For some it’s their home, for others it’s their car or a nook or room in their house and for some, it is their workplace.


Hugh Mackay, in his book What Makes Us Tick, says…


“My place” is partly an anchor, partly a refuge, partly a stable reference point in a world that seems kaleidoscopic in the complexity of its shifting patterns.”

Mackay goes on to say that the “sense of place” not only helps to frame us, to define us but it also contributes to our sense of who we are.


For many, 2020 dislocated this sense as the majority of people were forced to work from home. The sense of place at the workplace and the sense of community that comes from that were somewhat eroded.


Yet 2021 invites you to explore that sense of space again, especially when it comes to the workplace, where flexibility will be the theme.



The sense of belonging and “my place” is important in coworking spaces too and it all comes down to what’s important to you.


Here at Platypus Coworking, you can come and choose a desk on the day, which offers flexibility and freedom. One day you may want to sit near the back window and look out at the views of Mt Buninyong or you may want to sit closer to the kitchen. You might even fancy sitting at the couch or the higher table to do some work. The choice is always yours.


If you’re searching for a sense of “my place” and you want certainty that each time you come into Platypus you’ll have the same desk, and to know that you can leave your computer, mouse, photo’s and more at the same place...then consider using a dedicated desk.


A dedicated desk not only secures your working space but it also offers you 24/7 access to the building. So if you want to come in and start your day super early, you can, or if you work better at night, you can come in and work at night.


Again, flexibility is the key and the choice is yours.


Dedicated desks at Platypus are $495 per month (gst inclusive) and includes 24/7 access, fully furnished, heating, cooling, super-fast internet and some printing. You also get access to meeting rooms and our newly appointed small private rooms where you can take a phone call or a Zoom call. Plus a member discount to the board room (now with video-conference facilities),


Ultimately the “sense of place” is what you make it and you’re invited to come in and see if Platypus Coworking is a suitable place for you.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


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