The Genesis of ideation and the places we go to have our best ideas

The Genesis of ideation and the places we go to have our best ideas

Because collaboration, creativity and innovation are increasingly perceived as key objectives and differentiators of performance, the genesis and mechanisms behind ideation and creativity are an an integral part of both business and personal development. As a consequence, there is growing interest in the way the physical attributes of work settings may influence or even trigger creative […]

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Friday finds: the best workplace stories from this week

Friday finds: the best workplace stories from this week

Technologies won’t replace good management Is this the RFP – or just another country? The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolved The future of human work is perpetual beta The most plausible cause of wellbeing decline is screen time The gig economy isn’t going to be the future of work The new era […]

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How to measure the impact of biophilia on individual performance

How to measure the impact of biophilia on individual performance

The improvement in well-being and performance in the workplace are economic and social critical factors since the loss of productivity for companies means a cost of up to US$ 550,000 million per year. Numerous studies affirm that biophilic design, defined as a response to the inherent need of human beings to be in contact with […]

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How the 21st Century office was born in post war Europe

How the 21st Century office was born in post war Europe

There was a curious addition to a 2016 report on the Top 10 Technologies Driving the Digital Workplace from tech researchers Gartner. It wasn’t a technology at all but rather a slightly obscure office design concept that originated in Hamburg in the late 1950s, but which tells us a lot about how we work in the 21st […]

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It’s better for you to be busy + A new era for commercial property? + Changing behaviour by design

It’s better for you to be busy + A new era for commercial property? + Changing behaviour by design

In this week’s Newsletter; The commercial property sector heads off in a new direction; why busier people tend to look after themselves more; executives love Big Data but have no idea what to do with it; procrastination isn’t all bad – read why right now, don’t put it off; changing benhaviour by design isn’t as easy […]

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The golden age of procrastination and the tyranny of time keeping

The golden age of procrastination and the tyranny of time keeping

Many of us will have returned to work with a long to-do list, a new set of goals and a commitment not to repeat the same mistakes we have in the past. It’s likely that we will have promised ourselves to stop putting things off. On our hit list of the foibles we most want […]

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The failure of flexible working + Bridging the workplace gap + The uncomfortable truth about sitting

The failure of flexible working + Bridging the workplace gap + The uncomfortable truth about sitting

In this week’s Newsletter; how half of all our tasks will be performed by AI sooner than you might think; LinkedIn’s new London offices; the great failure of flexible working; Steelcase’s latest acquisition; Europe’s first building to achieve the WELL Platinum standard; Jonathan Hindle on improving workplace interactions; Jim Ware on finding the right place to […]

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Friday finds: some things about life, work and everything we unearthed this week

Friday finds: some things about life, work and everything we unearthed this week

Just because somebody’s an introvert, doesn’t mean they want to be alone It’s really not a good idea to zap your brain to boost creativity. And yes some people are doing that A complete, interactive map of all the world’s coworking spaces Setting a maximum wage for CEOs would be good for everyone Tests show […]

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When workplace strategy builds bridges between people and place

When workplace strategy builds bridges between people and place

The world of work is changing rapidly and profoundly in a way that we haven’t seen since the time of the industrial revolution. Yet even as we stand at a momentous, game-changing inflexion point, the 21st century workplace strategy sector is still dithering about whether to join in the revolution. They are like the industrial […]

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The main challenge of modern working life: finding the place just right to meet

The main challenge of modern working life: finding the place just right to meet

Every physical setting sends distinct signals to meeting participants – signals that set the tone and provide a context for the conversation, even when they are subtle or not in anyone’s conscious awareness.  You understand instinctively that the place where a meeting occurs has an impact on the nature of the conversation. Just imagine the […]

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Our weekly workplace round up of the best stories online

Our weekly workplace round up of the best stories online

Why it’s so hard to be a working mom. Even at Facebook Let’s bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’ What Starbucks gets that architects don’t Silicon Valley’s company towns are doomed Complexity & chaos — the new normal The price of regeneration in London To restore civil society, start with […]

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Working long and hard? It may do more harm than good for your productivity and wellbeing

Working long and hard? It may do more harm than good for your productivity and wellbeing

Nearly half of people in the EU work in their free time to meet work demands, and a third often or always work at high speed, according to recent estimates. If you are one of them, have you ever wondered whether all the effort is really worth it? Employees who invest more effort in their work […]

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