Extroverts fare better than introverts in open plan

Introverts exposed: why outgoing types thrive in open plan

New scientific research supports the idea that extroverts fare much better in exposed work environments than those who crave peace and quiet to get work done

The future of the smart precinct

How smart precincts will shape the dynamics of the changing city

Smart precincts that combine novel mixed-use placemaking with emerging digital technologies are becoming testbeds for urban innovation.  A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac and WORKTECH Academy explores the potential

Battersea Power Station was the host of Future Retail

Future Retail: adapting to the digital landscape of the future

From an increasing distrust of institutions to the rise of mixed-use spaces, WORKTECH’s Future Retail conference shed new light on how organisations can tackle issues of physical space and data management

Hong Kong makes some changes

Peak progress for Hong Kong as workplace transformations gather pace

One of the world’s most dynamic cities has not turned heads in the past with its workplace design. WORKTECH Hong Kong 2017 gave four reasons why all that may be about to change

The sentient workplace is a hyper performance work space

Sentient, hospitable and flat-age: the shift from open plan to open work

As a focus on human psychology and behaviour begins to dominate the workplace design discourse, a new report on the future office sets out the forces of change that will remodel workspace to allow people to work at their physical, mental and emotional best

10 principles of human-centred technology

Behar’s blueprint: ten principles of design for the age of AI

Do we need new design principles for the era of artificial intelligence, robotics and smart environments? Leading industrial designer Yves Behar believes we do

Design supports peak-performance culture

Peak-performance cultures: why design should support and not lead

The traditional view that workplace design shapes organisational culture will be turned on its head by a sharper focus on corporate culture that leads design, according to a new book

World of work 2018

Global review: understanding The World of Work in 2018

The Global Partners of WORKTECH Academy have joined forces to create a compendium of new trends for this year. The future of work and workplace is explored under five headings: technology, design, culture, place and people