The state of the workplace right now? Everywhere and nowhere, baby

The state of the workplace right now? Everywhere and nowhere, baby

My trade is to ask questions about the workplace then make sense of the answers. That has been a particular challenge with the question, ‘what are offices today?’ What seems clear is that the various actors in the workplace ecosystem look at offices through very different eyes. Urban planning and development professionals still view offices […]

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

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

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 […]

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Seven stories to get your week off to a flying start

Seven stories to get your week off to a flying start

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 The road to automation, the joy of work, and the ‘Jen problem’ How Soho House transformed BBC Television Centre (registration required)

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The workplace week in seven stories you should read

The workplace week in seven stories you should read

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. Embracing technology to move facilities management forward Tiny robots will […]

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Peace and quiet at work? Here are ten of the best and most far out solutions

Peace and quiet at work? Here are ten of the best and most far out solutions

Any survey that sets out to establish what people believe cuts their productivity and annoys them most about their workplace almost invariably throws up the same result; the noise and distractions generated by other people. So it will come as no surprise to learn that the same surveys usually find that employees believe that peace and […]

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Seven workplace stories to round off the week

Seven workplace stories to round off the week

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 […]

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Seven things that kept us informed and entertained this week

Seven things that kept us informed and entertained this week

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 Seven technologies remaking the world Internet workspaces are a psychopathic pit of lies Possibilities for creating fantastic workplaces

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Seven workplace stories that fired up our synapses this week

Seven workplace stories that fired up our synapses this week

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 The office sector is failing to keep […]

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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

People don’t actually know themselves very well Some actual facts about the time we spend sitting at work 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 […]

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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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Seven workplace stories that made us think this week

Seven workplace stories that made us think this week

IBM 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 McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals Why our jobs matter more now than ever before A psychologist noticed this cool chair illusion […]

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