The business of play: are we infantalising the workforce?

As Silicon Valley’s tech titans open extravagant new corporate headquarters, the issue of turning the workplace into one big creative playpen has sharpened debate on both sides of the argument

Berlin’s belief system: from hybrid spaces to holistic thinking

Germany’s capital is living up to its growing reputation for workplace innovation and change, if the keynote conference themes of WORKTECH Berlin 2017 are anything to go by

From computers with a roof to creative spaces for change

WORKTECH's inaugural Smart Buildings 2017 conference charts the rise of connected work environments that don’t just save money but also foster innovation and wellbeing

Sky Central: is this the start of the non-doctrinaire workplace?

The award-winning Sky Central workplace in west London is based on not telling people how to behave. Does its easy-neighbour design mark a backlash against the high-concept cultural approach?

Making light work of constant distractions in open plan space

Having trouble getting ‘into flow’ in the office environment? A new traffic light system promising to cut down interruptions has reopened a familiar debate about the trials of working in open plan

Drive time: how will autonomous vehicles affect the future of work?

Driverless cars have the potential to reshape our cities. But what are the implications for our workforces and workplaces? WORKTECH Academy asked a panel of experts at the London Transport Museum

Opening the floodgates: Toronto turns onto a wave of new ideas

Even Canada’s safe, conservative commercial heartlands are facing disruption, according to the WORKTECH Toronto 2016 conference

Will design thinking make your workplace architect redundant?

It is one thing to think like a designer. It is quite another to attempt a workplace design project without a professional to make it happen