Ten demonstrable truths about the workplace you may not know

Ten demonstrable truths about the workplace you may not know

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The science of the workplace has gained a lot of interest over the last few years, highlighting recurring patterns of human behaviour as well as how organisational behaviour relates to office design. In theory, knowledge from this growing body of research could be used to inform design. In practice, this is rarely the case. A […]

The future of the workplace emerges from the mists at Neocon

The future of the workplace emerges from the mists at Neocon

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Chicago is one of the world’s great cities. Its dramatic lake and river setting, its magnificent architecture and its raw energy inspire the locals and businesses to achieve great things. People work and play very hard. Competition is fierce both in business as in the way the people relate to each other, and befits a […]

We should not be quite so quick to demonise the open plan office

We should not be quite so quick to demonise the open plan office

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There is a witch hunt on in the workplace. “Open plan” has become a dirty word and the national press are leading the mob in vilifying this so-called scourge. The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and Business Week have all reported that “we can’t get anything done in an open-plan office” as […]

Capability is a common cause for dismissal, but many organisations lack the right policy

Capability is a common cause for dismissal, but many organisations lack the right policy

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‘Capability’ is one of the five fair reasons for dismissal. However, it can be split into two distinct parts; inability to perform the job as a result of incompetence, and inability to perform the job through sickness absence. Some companies blur the two and have one policy to cover both, but I’ve always found that […]

Four key points to consider when creating a digital workplace

Four key points to consider when creating a digital workplace

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As the use of digital technologies and data to create new value propositions and operating models becomes more commonplace, workplaces across the world are being affected across sectors, from manufacturing to local government. Almost all areas have been touched by the megatrend, whether from own initiatives or to keep up with competitors. However, Arthur D. […]

The week in seven stories about work, technology and people

The week in seven stories about work, technology and people

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Digital addiction: how technology keeps us hooked Plumber wins gig workers’ rights battle Why exhaustion is not unique to our overstimulated age Ten red flags signalling your analytics program will fail The CEO society and our culture of metric fixation The bottom line on coworking spaces It’s time we value our data – as people […]

Seven stories about the workplace to round off your week

Seven stories about the workplace to round off your week

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The behavioural scientist who transformed cities all over the world Your personal space is no longer physical but a global network of data The productivity problem in workplace design So what did you do with your freedom? Ten red flags signalling your analytics program will fail Enough design methods The three skill sets for the […]

Seven workplace stories that caught our attention over the last week

Seven workplace stories that caught our attention over the last week

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Why telling an adult they are a hard worker can backfire Facebook takes on entire WeWork location on Soho Are these the world’s best tall buildings? How one Chinese city is spending more on AI than the EU Evidence that daylight can make a positive difference in the workplace Automation is starting the clear the […]

Opening the door to a new workplace experience for everybody

Opening the door to a new workplace experience for everybody

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There’s no one way to approach diversity and inclusion initiatives. However, we’re very lucky as fellow professionals involved in creating a great workplace experience for everybody to be able to take an active and vital role in improving the setting for these initiatives. If you work at a company that is embracing diversity and inclusion, […]

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 […]

Seven stories to get your week off to a flying start

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

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

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