Seven stories about people, places and technology we’ve been reading this week

Seven stories about people, places and technology we’ve been reading this week

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How to navigate beyond sustainability buzzwords The communist party offices around the world Hawking’s fear that AI may replace humans altogether Tech giants are transforming Sydney’s business district How AI will transform the employee experience Promotion improves men’s job satisfaction but not women’s Why we value physical objects over digital

The contribution of personality to the performance of agile workers

The contribution of personality to the performance of agile workers

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The introduction of agile working into organisations has typically focussed on the workstyles of different job roles, but has tended to treat the jobholders within these groups in the same way. The successful introduction of new ways of working clearly relies on the willingness of the people occupying the job roles to embrace new ways […]

Seven workplace stories we’ve been reading this week

Seven workplace stories we’ve been reading this week

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UK law firms chop staff space despite headcount growth What 15 minutes of solitude does for your emotions Like it or not, popularity at work still matters How younger men can help to break the glass ceiling What do small businesses really contribute to the economy? What technology will mean for traditional real estate models […]

Seven workplace stories we have been reading this week

Seven workplace stories we have been reading this week

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The link between air pollution and worker productivity Amazon’s wish list for it new HQ and what it means for the future of cities WeWork in talks to buy £785 million London project The startup era may be ending in the tech sector Rocking and rolling with the new era of workplaces Is Google’s plan […]

An environmental psychology perspective on workplace design

An environmental psychology perspective on workplace design

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I recently had the pleasure of travelling to Cape Town to present a keynote address at the Dare to Lead conference organised by Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). I had just 20 minutes to speak on a psychologist’s view of health, wellbeing and performance; that’s a huge subject area and pretty much my whole career condensed […]

Seven (or eight) of the best workplace stories we think you should read this week

Seven (or eight) of the best workplace stories we think you should read this week

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A Google engineer has created a religion which will have an artificial intelligence as its God Nobody seems to know what mindfulness actually is Most people are neither extroverts nor introverts We are literally sleepwalking into a health and productivity disaster Are you working alongside a zombie? The five major roadblocks to smart city infrastructure […]

Seven workplace stories you should read this week

Seven workplace stories you should read this week

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Poland has a rapidly ageing population but has just cut its state retirement age Why IBM is bucking the trend and demanding its workers return to the office US cities are offering all sorts of incentives for Amazon to move there India is looking to create ten billion sq. ft. of green smart cities WeWork’s […]

VodafoneZiggo workplace in Rotterdam sets out to redefine call centre design

VodafoneZiggo workplace in Rotterdam sets out to redefine call centre design

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When you think of a call centre you probably picture a line of people seated in row upon row of desks in a featureless room. But call centre design is changing. As companies recognise their growing importance, the boiler room approach is disappearing and call centres are beginning to morph into a corporate centrepiece. Dutch […]

The mega trends that continue to reshape the workplace around the world

The mega trends that continue to reshape the workplace around the world

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Last week, over 600 workplace and property experts met in London at the CoreNet Global Summit 2017 to discuss some of the most important trends affecting the sector. The debates underlined one important fact about property and workplaces, which is how they are shaped by major, globalised events as much as they are local needs […]

The most productive thing you may do today is go for a walk

The most productive thing you may do today is go for a walk

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According to a widely reported government study in today’s news, 40 percent of middle aged English adults do not even manage a ten minute walk each month. The report from Public Health England says that so many people are sedentary that official activity guidelines are so unrealistic and people should be encouraged to walk ten […]

Is this the missing piece of the facilities management puzzle?

Is this the missing piece of the facilities management puzzle?

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The IFMA Foundation Workplace Summit of summer 2014 felt like an optimistic time for facilities management and the workspace industry. Heavyweights from the sector were asking searching questions about our organisational contribution, with thankfully less of the internally focused, debate-free hubris typical of much of the industry narrative. The newly announced (and now evidently historical) […]

The world has its say on the Taylor Review into modern working practices

The world has its say on the Taylor Review into modern working practices

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Yesterday, the much-awaited Taylor Review into modern working practices was finally published. And by modern working practices, the report focussed primarily on what has become known as the gig economy. People have been speculating about the contents of the report for months and things ramped up last week after a partial leak to the media. […]

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