Seven workplace related stories that have inspired us this week

Seven workplace related stories that have inspired us this week

There is no such thing as a smart city The radical idea of a world without jobs The next stop in AI is augmenting humans New technology to reduce the amount of sleep we need Strengths based cultures and the future of work Like coffee, great ideas take time to percolate (registration) The myth of […]

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Riffing on the issue of workplace design and creativity

Riffing on the issue of workplace design and creativity

We are often told that one of the main objectives of workplace design these days is to help people become more creative. Now, there are all sorts of complications bound up in this, not least the assumption that you can help or even will people to become more creative, especially in an environment that still […]

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Seven workplace stories that have defined our week

Seven workplace stories that have defined our week

How we developed our theories of colour through medieval glass How smartphone addiction kills manners and moods How the modern world makes us mentally ill A first look inside Apple Park The trivial problem of paper jams and the limits of technology Are innovative companies more profitable? Companies are not getting what they want from […]

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Seven workplace stories that got us thinking this week

Seven workplace stories that got us thinking this week

Is lack of sleep affecting your work? What if you never saw your colleagues again? In the name of place-making, architects are often complicit in social cleansing What CIOs need to know about workplace biometrics Embarrassment capes and singing drones aim to shame Japan’s workaholics Together or apart: solidarities, silos and seating plans Andreas Gursky, […]

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Seven workplace stories that made us stop and think this week

Seven workplace stories that made us stop and think this week

Americans see both good and bad in trends that are changing the workplace Seven portraits of modern work in the UK Podcast: It’s time we accepted that the workplace is not a playground You knew Film: The world in 2018 (registration needed) Health experts recommend standing up at desk, leaving office, never coming back Delivering […]

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Seven of the best workplace stories from the last week (or so)

Seven of the best workplace stories from the last week (or so)

The radical idea of a world without jobs What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business WeWork harms 40 percent of coworking spaces in its vicinity No blind spots in leopards’ eyes: five hopes for Workplace in 2018 Women and men in STEM at odds over workplace equity Economists grapple with the future […]

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Why some people are more creative than others

Why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity. It’s not just your ability to draw a picture or design a product. We all […]

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The golden age of procrastination and the tyranny of time

The golden age of procrastination and the tyranny of time

Many of us will have returned to work with a long to-do list, a new set of goals and a commitment not to repeat the same mistakes we have in the past. It’s likely that we will have promised ourselves to stop putting things off. On our hit list of the foibles we most want […]

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The seven must-reads that were on our radar this week

The seven must-reads that were on our radar this week

What to do when you’re feeling distracted at work The essential truths of management books distilled to 25 words The past and present future of corporate real estate A new approach to the design of work How to tackle impostor syndrome in 2018 Managing an integrated government estate: lessons from the UK Autonomous car hype […]

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The truth about all those workplace trends lists

The truth about all those workplace trends lists

You would not believe the number of firms that have asked us to publish a list of workplace trends over the last few weeks. Or maybe you would, given the number that have appeared elsewhere. It happens every year at this time. Each firm perhaps convinced they are saying something original, unique or interesting, or […]

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Seven stories to get your week (and 2018) off to a flying start

Seven stories to get your week (and 2018) off to a flying start

How PropTech will change in 2018 China’s supernova cities Video: Capitalism without capital The State of the (property management) nation Ten workplace trends you’ll see in 2018 Deconstructing the high rise The best ideas and inventions of 2017 Image: CCTV headquarters in Beijing by OMA

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Seven stories that got us thinking over the holiday season

Seven stories that got us thinking over the holiday season

Around the world in 80 architecture offices If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living? Ten years in and nobody has come up with a use for blockchain The case against digital transformation All the creepy, crazy and amazing things that happened in AI in 2017 The tyranny of competence: why it […]

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