Sea Life Sydney introduces water desks
The aquatic attraction is the first in Australia to offer staff the option of a water desk
In an Australian-first, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is now providing staff with water desks. Effective from today, the new program will see staff donning their wetsuits and working from the aquarium’s feature tanks in a bid to diversify work arrangements and increase productivity.
“We are so excited to make a splash and be the first company in Australia to introduce ‘swimming desks’ at Sea Life Sydney! It’s time to bid farewell to standing desks. Humans have a natural affinity to water as it provides a sense of calm and clarity – two sentiments that are vital to productivity and worker satisfaction,” says Richard Dilly, General Manager of Sea Life Sydney. “Swimming also builds endurance and cardiovascular fitness while providing an all-over body workout;, plus it’s fun! We figured we already have the aquatic resources, so why not test the waters?”
“The response from our staff has been astounding! We have trialled this over the last three weeks and have had so much interest already,” adds Katie Dunne, Senior HR Manager of Merlin Entertainments. “After some extensive thought, research and conversations with our staff, we’ve decided to formally introduce this as a solution to staff looking for change of scene to really dive into their workload.”
Staff opting for a swimming desk session must first pass a comprehensive swimming assessment to ensure the new opportunity operates swimmingly and staff don’t find themselves in troubled waters.
For more information on Sea Life Sydney visit www.sealifesydney.com.au