Seven workplace stories that got us thinking this week

Seven workplace stories that got us thinking this week

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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, master of the contemporary sublime

Image: Andreas Gursky’s May Day V

 

Seven workplace stories that made us stop and think this week

Seven workplace stories that made us stop and think this week

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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

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Film: The world in 2018 (registration needed)

Health experts recommend standing up at desk, leaving office, never coming back

Delivering business growth through diversity

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 of the labour market

Forget Blockchain and Bitcoin, AI is where you should be focussing

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 is way ahead of reality

Image: Mercedes

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 is bad for us to be ‘good enough’

The dangers of dark nudging

The most read workplace stories from the last twelve months

The most read workplace stories from the last twelve months

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Sky Central workplaceOne 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 to see that those do not include the usual glib misdirections about Millennials, gimmicky office design, robots, open plan and ‘trends’ that have been more or less commonplace for years. We can leave those to others. Instead you have been seeking out stories that challenge the lazy mainstream narratives, reflect the reality of the endlessly shifting landscape of work, understand the challenges involved and retain a focus on the human beings at the centre of it all. So, here are the ten most read pieces from Workplace Insight published over the past 365 days.  More →

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 is boredom

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 passed a medical licencing exam

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 the variable. People can expect to learn how to use things better, but without an underlying people-centric and intuitive approach to design, the design will fail to some degree or other. He concludes that the designer should focus their attention on the interaction between people and the design of objects and surroundings. This principle becomes more relevant with each passing day, as the number of interactions we have with designed objects increases. This is most obvious with regard to our interactions with technology, but it is also apparent across our entire lives.

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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 but it has been a long term preoccupation for today’s guest on the podcast Debra Ward. Earlier this year Debra joined JLL in the new role of Strategy & Growth Director and one of her first aims has been to focus on the firm’s approach to human experience. This is encapsulated in a major global report on the subject but it’s one that Debra has always championed in here previous roles with MITIE, Macro and Condeco.  Debra is forthright, informed, bright and passionate. Everything you need in a podcast in fact.

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