In this edition of Workflow, we have Jonny Robson, Director of Augment Talent & Midasflo, talking about how he runs two companies and splitting his time between home and WeWork.
Describe what you do: I run a recruitment business and invest seed capital in start ups.
I co-founded Augment Talent in 2018, a recruitment agency that specialises in finding and introducing talent across creative, design, technology and client services, servicing businesses and creative agencies in Australia.
Away from recruitment I am a Director of Midasflo which is an investment company, providing seed capital for start up businesses.
How do you like your coffee: I’ve never been a fan of coffee, so for brownie points with the wife I’ll take a flat white and give it to her.
Device(s) you use: I’m a bit of a hoarder of Apple products, and pretty much own everything that you can buy off Tim Cook and co.
Describe your working style in one sentence: In focused bursts, broken up with exercise and nutrition.
What does your workspace look like: I generally split my time between WeWork in Sydney CBD and working from my home office. Being more reliant on the latter during Covid.
When in the city, I most frequently hot desk from the WeWork at 383 George Street which is an impressive space; beautifully designed, filled with natural light and greenery, kitted out with a table tennis table and a free bar.
The home office is currently looking a little bare as I have only recently moved, but I have a MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt screen set up at my desk, with a Google Nest Mini to keep me company.
I find I work far better if I can mix up where I work from a few times during the day, so I have
a second laptop that I keep spare so I can set up outside on the balcony or elsewhere in the apartment.
How does your workspace affect your creative process: It has a huge impact. I read recently that ‘nothing kills innovation and productivity more than a cubicle’ and I couldn’t agree more Important elements for my workspace are being clear and uncluttered, filled with natural light, greenery, and have a view.
Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I tend to let my day dictate what I listen to. When I really need to focus I usually turn to Einaudi, with a complete mix the rest of the time with. The Crouchy podcast gets thrown in when there’s a new episode released.
Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: A fellow pot plant lover, Matt Adams, Owner and Creative Director of Alterniq Events.
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