Commbank may still find it a hard sell. In the Dream Employers Uncovered 2011 survey which was released earlier this week Google ranked number one when it came to the company most people wanted to work for, while CBA - although it was the only one of the four big banks to make the top 20 - languished at 17th on the list.
The CBA's new offices are however extremely innovative. The building itself has achieved a six star green rating and the bank is making sustainability a key feature of its plans.
The offices are open plan (although there are some private meeting rooms) and designed to support a completely mobile workforce. Employees are designated a 'home zone' where they have a locker - but they are then free to work wherever they want and with whoever they wish.
To promote collaboration, and attempt to reduce printouts, CBA has implemented Microsoft Lync to promote collaboration and connections to share electronic documents between its employees.
Mr Harte, who has already moved to the new building, has his home zone on level 6 of the north tower, and like everyone else doesn't have his own office but instead works wherever he wants.
He said that by moving to activity based working people were free to locate themselves wherever it made sense - either at the perimeter of the building where there were booths available for individual work, or more toward the centre of the building where furniture and technology such as interactive white boards have been set up to promote collaboration. In fact there are only conventional desk spaces for 80 per cent of the workers, with CBA expecting that people will spend a lot more time in the collaboration zones of the building where they can work as teams.
Mr Craig said that the redesign meant work was 'No longer about controlling people. It's about trust. You can only evaluate people by their output.'
The CBA is still bringing people into the new facility at the rate of 200-300 a week. It plans to have completed the transition for all 6,200 staff by the end of the year.