Artificial intelligence, robots and automation set to transform the office environment

Artificial intelligence, robots and automation set to transform the office environment

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In today’s highly digital landscape, tools like AI and machine learning were developed to significantly improve productivity in the workplace. But despite their existence, many companies still trail behind in terms of integrating AI in their office environments. In fact, an article on Workplace Insight previously noted that over a quarter of employers fail to provide staff with digital and flexible tools. Though it is predicted that the next couple of years will see businesses adapt to a human-and-machine environment, organisations still have a lot of catching up to do in terms of digital basics.

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Seven stories to get your week off to a flying start

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Why great employees leave great cultures

Are flexible short term leases the new future?

Four mega-trends for the future of work

The revolution will not be transactionalised

Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as Chief Architect

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The workplace week in seven stories you should read

The workplace week in seven stories you should read

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The need to work less is a matter of life and death

House-hunters resort to commercial property in Madrid

The return of the traditional workplace for tech firms?

Ten million British jobs could be gone in 15 years and no one knows what happens next.

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The lapsing of Finland’s universal basic income trial (registration)

Seven workplace stories to round off the week

Seven workplace stories to round off the week

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In fairer societies, fewer women enter STEM fields of work

Sexual harassment at work in the era of #MeToo

The impossibility of focusing on two things at once

Robot cities: three urban prototypes for future living

The results of a 2018 global coworking survey

Late risers at increased risk of early death

WeWork to acquire Chinese coworking firm

Seven things that kept us informed and entertained this week

Seven things that kept us informed and entertained this week

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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

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Internet workspaces are a psychopathic pit of lies

Possibilities for creating fantastic workplaces

Seven workplace stories that fired up our synapses this week

Seven workplace stories that fired up our synapses this week

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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

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Image: The Cluster, Melbourne

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

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People don’t actually know themselves very well

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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 wellbeing

Image: By NASA/Paul Alers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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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 the workplace discipline are discussed at length, and Neil offers insightful critique as always. The conversation ends up at one of the new frontiers for the way we work and the places we do it – and global society in general – the ethical challenges we face from emerging digital technologies. Further links from the discussion can be found in the show-notes on the podcast page of www.3edges.co.uk, where you can also find a free download of the Workplace Leadership Manifesto which 3edges co-wrote and published with Neil this January.

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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

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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 office tenants with worker perks

Seven workplace stories that made us think this week

Seven workplace stories that made us think this week

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white collar workers flee the workplaceIBM 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

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Why our jobs matter more now than ever before

A psychologist noticed this cool chair illusion in his workplace

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Seven workplace related stories that have inspired us this week

Seven workplace related stories that have inspired us this week

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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 Apple’s great design

Seven workplace stories that have defined our week

Seven workplace stories that have defined our week

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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 their workplaces

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