The riddle of productivity + Legal implications of AI + Designing collaboration space

The riddle of productivity + Legal implications of AI + Designing collaboration space

In this week’s Newsletter; Mark Eltringham looks at designs for those who need to be connected permanently to something other than the inside of their own heads; the legal experts from Berg offers advice to employers on the incoming gender pay gap legislation; and from the most recent issue of Work&Place David Woolf charts the rise […]

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Future shock + Government saves billions in property + Technology and real estate

Future shock + Government saves billions in property + Technology and real estate

In this week’s Newsletter; Jo Sunderland visits the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) latest office in the new heart of New York; and Mark Eltringham remembers Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock. The majority of employers are unprepared for new gender pay reporting Regulations coming into force in April; plans unveiled on a landmark £1 billion project […]

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Future of CRE + Workplace trends lists + Business leaders bad at managing people

Future of CRE + Workplace trends lists + Business leaders bad at managing people

In this week’s Newsletter; from the latest issue of Work&Place  which is out now, Antony Slumbers discusses the impact of technology on corporate real estate. Mark Eltringham presents the top five songs about office life and office furniture; and explains how the numskulls show why we need a better understanding of how people respond to their […]

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Sky Central + Dealing with noise at source + The detoxified workplace

Sky Central + Dealing with noise at source + The detoxified workplace

In this week’s Newsletter; Neil Usher describes the vision behind Sky Central’s new activity-based workplace in London; and Mark Eltringham argues the European Display Screen Equipment Regulations are no longer fit for purpose. CRE’s attempts to advance corporate strategic goals often take a back seat to cost savings targets; the Hushme voice masking device for mobile phones […]

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Designing for virtual teams + Acoustics in the workplace + Knowledge management

Designing for virtual teams + Acoustics in the workplace + Knowledge management

In this week’s Newsletter; Dr Kerstin Sailer shares ten insights about organisational behaviours, perceptions, cultures and spatial design; David Woolf examines ways of designing workplaces for virtual teams; while Mark Eltringham extols the power of the introvert and explains why we need to accept that the workplace is in a state of near constant flux.  A […]

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The strange future of work + New edition of Work&Place + Workplace irritations

The strange future of work + New edition of Work&Place + Workplace irritations

In this week’s Newsletter; Mark Eltringham dissects the current obsession with engagement and motivation; and from the Winter 2016 issue of Work&Place which is now available to view online; discusses the future of work and place in the 21st century. We discover why creativity in the workplace is a prime engagement tool; that 85 percent of […]

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The workplace puzzle + Feeling blue about work + Commuting more than ever

The workplace puzzle + Feeling blue about work + Commuting more than ever

In this week’s Newsletter; Ian Ellison says there are no silver bullets for workspace design, but it’s worth the effort; Justin Miller explores the workplace implications of seasonal affective disorder (SAD); and Jeff Flanagan explains why workplace design and management teams should look towards consumer-facing industries for inspiration. Asia set to lead the world in the uptake […]

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Newsletter: Self-image problem + Top tech trends for 2017 + Offices more productive places?

Newsletter: Self-image problem + Top tech trends for 2017 + Offices more productive places?

In this week’s Newsletter; Steven Lambert argues millennials’ love of mod cons may make them dislike noisy open offices; Cathy Hayward describes a tech giant’s One Team approach to workplace management and design; and Mark Eltringham says FM is not alone in thinking that it doesn’t shout loudly enough. The majority of people prefer working in an office; […]

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Uberification of work + Future of coworking + Quest for productivity

Uberification of work + Future of coworking + Quest for productivity

In this week’s Newsletter; Anthony Brown argues Uber’s success lends a name for a process that is reshaping the commercial property sector; Mike James wonders where the gig economy and zero hours contracts are taking us; and Mark Eltringham discusses the interaction of people and technology. Two new reports highlight the growth of the freelance workforce in […]

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Apple HQ + Limits of workplace design + Workplace effectiveness

Apple HQ + Limits of workplace design + Workplace effectiveness

In this week’s Newsletter; Tim Oldman argues that businesses are failing to understand the basis of workplace effectiveness; Mark Eltringham looks at ways of using workplace design to influence the feelings and behaviour of others; and takes part in a podcast with Hari Kalymnios, author, trainer and Leadership Speaker at The Thought Gym. HSBC moves 300 staff into […]

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Flexible productivity myth + Women’s wear + Millennial motivators

Flexible productivity myth + Women’s wear + Millennial motivators

In this week’s Newsletter; Colin Watson points out that we sometimes forget just how young the Internet is; Paul Carter ponders working off the radar and the rise of co-working hubs and agile working; Mark Eltringham argues we’ve known for some time what makes people happy and productive at work; and says flexible working has developed […]

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Home working myths + Millennial’s needs + Global sustainability

Home working myths + Millennial’s needs + Global sustainability

In this week’s Newsletter; Mark Eltringham finds some global patterns in office design, but many local differences; suggests we stop treating Generation Y as an alien species; and shares a new report which suggests that younger people are in fact people after all. A new study finds that the perceived benefits of working from home disappear […]

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