Insight weekly for 8 February 2019 is available to view online

Insight weekly for 8 February 2019 is available to view online

If you don’t already subscribe to our weekly newsletter (signup on the right and you’ll only ever get the newsletter, nothing else), you can still read it online here. This week: Rob Harris wonders whether one of the solutions to the most common forms of misinformation and misperception about the workplace might be to break […]

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Insight weekly: Putting the brakes on the robots + The problem with recycling + The workplace in art

Insight weekly: Putting the brakes on the robots + The problem with recycling + The workplace in art

In this week’s Newsletter; eminent scientists from the Royal Society and British Academy call for a new approach to deal with the challenges of automation; Michael Tyerman on why it’s no longer enough to use recycled materials; Mark Eltringham considers how artists have depicted the workplace over the centuries; Neil Usher describes the thinking behind the […]

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The riddle of productivity + Legal implications of AI + Designing collaboration space

The riddle of productivity + Legal implications of AI + Designing collaboration space

In this week’s Newsletter; Mark Eltringham looks at designs for those who need to be connected permanently to something other than the inside of their own heads; the legal experts from Berg offers advice to employers on the incoming gender pay gap legislation; and from the most recent issue of Work&Place David Woolf charts the rise […]

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Future shock + Government saves billions in property + Technology and real estate

Future shock + Government saves billions in property + Technology and real estate

In this week’s Newsletter; Jo Sunderland visits the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) latest office in the new heart of New York; and Mark Eltringham remembers Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock. The majority of employers are unprepared for new gender pay reporting Regulations coming into force in April; plans unveiled on a landmark £1 billion project […]

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Future of CRE + Workplace trends lists + Business leaders bad at managing people

Future of CRE + Workplace trends lists + Business leaders bad at managing people

In this week’s Newsletter; from the latest issue of Work&Place  which is out now, Antony Slumbers discusses the impact of technology on corporate real estate. Mark Eltringham presents the top five songs about office life and office furniture; and explains how the numskulls show why we need a better understanding of how people respond to their […]

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Sky Central + Dealing with noise at source + The detoxified workplace

Sky Central + Dealing with noise at source + The detoxified workplace

In this week’s Newsletter; Neil Usher describes the vision behind Sky Central’s new activity-based workplace in London; and Mark Eltringham argues the European Display Screen Equipment Regulations are no longer fit for purpose. CRE’s attempts to advance corporate strategic goals often take a back seat to cost savings targets; the Hushme voice masking device for mobile phones […]

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Designing for virtual teams + Acoustics in the workplace + Knowledge management

Designing for virtual teams + Acoustics in the workplace + Knowledge management

In this week’s Newsletter; Dr Kerstin Sailer shares ten insights about organisational behaviours, perceptions, cultures and spatial design; David Woolf examines ways of designing workplaces for virtual teams; while Mark Eltringham extols the power of the introvert and explains why we need to accept that the workplace is in a state of near constant flux.  A […]

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The strange future of work + New edition of Work&Place + Workplace irritations

The strange future of work + New edition of Work&Place + Workplace irritations

In this week’s Newsletter; Mark Eltringham dissects the current obsession with engagement and motivation; and from the Winter 2016 issue of Work&Place which is now available to view online; discusses the future of work and place in the 21st century. We discover why creativity in the workplace is a prime engagement tool; that 85 percent of […]

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The workplace puzzle + Feeling blue about work + Commuting more than ever

The workplace puzzle + Feeling blue about work + Commuting more than ever

In this week’s Newsletter; Ian Ellison says there are no silver bullets for workspace design, but it’s worth the effort; Justin Miller explores the workplace implications of seasonal affective disorder (SAD); and Jeff Flanagan explains why workplace design and management teams should look towards consumer-facing industries for inspiration. Asia set to lead the world in the uptake […]

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Newsletter: Self-image problem + Top tech trends for 2017 + Offices more productive places?

Newsletter: Self-image problem + Top tech trends for 2017 + Offices more productive places?

In this week’s Newsletter; Steven Lambert argues millennials’ love of mod cons may make them dislike noisy open offices; Cathy Hayward describes a tech giant’s One Team approach to workplace management and design; and Mark Eltringham says FM is not alone in thinking that it doesn’t shout loudly enough. The majority of people prefer working in an office; […]

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Uberification of work + Future of coworking + Quest for productivity

Uberification of work + Future of coworking + Quest for productivity

In this week’s Newsletter; Anthony Brown argues Uber’s success lends a name for a process that is reshaping the commercial property sector; Mike James wonders where the gig economy and zero hours contracts are taking us; and Mark Eltringham discusses the interaction of people and technology. Two new reports highlight the growth of the freelance workforce in […]

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Apple HQ + Limits of workplace design + Workplace effectiveness

Apple HQ + Limits of workplace design + Workplace effectiveness

In this week’s Newsletter; Tim Oldman argues that businesses are failing to understand the basis of workplace effectiveness; Mark Eltringham looks at ways of using workplace design to influence the feelings and behaviour of others; and takes part in a podcast with Hari Kalymnios, author, trainer and Leadership Speaker at The Thought Gym. HSBC moves 300 staff into […]

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