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

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

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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 […]

Why some people are more creative than others

Why some people are more creative than others

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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 […]

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

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

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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 […]

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

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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

Seven stories that got us thinking over the holiday season

Seven stories that got us thinking over the holiday season

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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 […]

The most read workplace stories from the last twelve months

The most read workplace stories from the last twelve months

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One of the greatest joys of online publishing is the opportunity it offers to reflect on the demonstrable preoccupations and interests of an informed audience. We can see what professionals see as the most important issues they face by what they read in the UK’s most widely read publication in its field. It’s especially heartening […]

Seven workplace design and management stories that you must read this week

Seven workplace design and management stories that you must read this week

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The jingle jangle of work non-work balance Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal health Understanding modern work in an age of insecurity The death of employee engagement or a happy ending? Is the era of management over? The paradox of choice in the workplace Ten workplace meta-trends for 2018 (really)

Seven workplace stories that have caught our attention this week

Seven workplace stories that have caught our attention this week

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Microsoft’s blueprint for its new headquarters How work changed to make us all passionate quitters Workplaces send subconscious signals to people Ten workplace meta-trends for 2018 Why are we convinced robots will take our jobs despite the evidence? One in seven employers won’t hire a woman who might have children The real risk of automation […]

Seven workplace stories that have made us stop and think this week

Seven workplace stories that have made us stop and think this week

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Why cities are full of uncomfortable benches Regulating AI before we reach the tech singularity What you need to know about Germany’s plans to scrap the 8 hour day As tech firms mature, so do their headquarters Managers aren’t doing enough to prepare staff for the future How the sandwich consumed Britain A robot has […]

White Paper: intuitive design and the changing face of workplace interactions

White Paper: intuitive design and the changing face of workplace interactions

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In his famous 1988 book The Design of Everyday Things, the cognitive scientist Donald Norman suggests that the way we interact with objects and our surroundings is determined almost entirely by their design. People cannot be the primary reason things succeed or fail, because they are constant, while the design of the object itself is […]

It’s just life now: Debra Ward in conversation with Mark Eltringham

It’s just life now: Debra Ward in conversation with Mark Eltringham

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There is currently a great deal of talk about the way people experience the workplace. It is a subject linked to the changing nature of work but also a growing awareness that the old demarcations of time and place are falling, and with them the demarcations between the workplace professions.  This subject may be topical […]

The workplace sector responds to the 2017 UK Autumn Budget

The workplace sector responds to the 2017 UK Autumn Budget

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Yesterday, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the details of the UK government’s latest budget. While Brexit inevitably cast its shadow over the whole thing, there were a number of announcements relevant to the workplace, construction, tech and built environment sectors, many of which have been broadly welcomed by commentators, industry bodies and experts. Among the […]

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