Childhood’s end for work and the need for a grown-up conversation about it all

Childhood’s end for work and the need for a grown-up conversation about it all

Arguably Arthur C Clarke’s finest novel, Childhood’s End is the story of an Earth that is invaded by a force of alien Overlords. This is not a destructive colonial invasion, which is why there’s no Hollywood blockbuster in the tale, but a seemingly benevolent intervention which ushers in a golden age for humanity. Although humankind […]

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Seven things that kept us informed and entertained this week

Seven things that kept us informed and entertained this week

Do corporate headquarters still matter? When a job is no longer enough Our robot overlords might be delayed How we can create unique work spaces Seven technologies remaking the world Internet workspaces are a psychopathic pit of lies Possibilities for creating fantastic workplaces

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Seven workplace stories that fired up our synapses this week

Seven workplace stories that fired up our synapses this week

Three myths about the future of work and why they’re not true Chronic fatigue trial results ‘not robust’, new study says Coworking is the new normal and the stats that prove it Is mindfulness just hype? What makes employees happy? The workplace is killing people and nobody cares The office sector is failing to keep […]

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Seven of the best stories about life, the universe and everything we’ve seen over the past week

Seven of the best stories about life, the universe and everything we’ve seen over the past week

People don’t actually know themselves very well Some actual facts about the time we spend sitting at work German workers: satisfied, but not engaged What skills and behaviours make a good leader effective? Stephen Hawking’s most dire predictions for the future The World’s happiest nations, according to the UN A critique of the dogma of […]

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Workplace Matters Podcast: Neil Usher on the elemental workplace and a possible new era for BIFM

Workplace Matters Podcast: Neil Usher on the elemental workplace and a possible new era for BIFM

Workplace author, blogger and consultant Neil Usher joins 3edges director Ian Ellison again on the day of his ‘The Elemental Workplace’ book launch; also the day the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) announce their proposal to become the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). Both of these very different, but exciting developments for […]

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Seven great workplace stories that have inspired and intrigued us over the past week

Seven great workplace stories that have inspired and intrigued us over the past week

Do people really get promoted to their level of incompetence? Emotional Intelligence: an integrative meta-analysis Male and female bosses share the same “masculine” personality traits How to read less news but be more informed The Jurassic Park problem – tech and ethics The 911 transcripts of times Apple employees walked into glass walls Landlords woo […]

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Seven workplace stories that made us think this week

Seven workplace stories that made us think this week

IBM gives services staff until 2019 to get agile White collar workers are fleeing their desks to craft a life The future of real estate tech and how we got here McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals Why our jobs matter more now than ever before A psychologist noticed this cool chair illusion […]

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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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