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

Berlin bombshell: the Germans are losing the plot too

Germany’s position as Europe’s poster boy for office productivity is under threat, according to speakers at WORKTECH Berlin 2016

New York real estate industry shows its softer side

Adopting a more people-centred workplace was a dominant narrative at the latest WORKTECH conference in the Big Apple

Designing utopia: Chile’s great experiment in cybernetic control

Utopian visions by 37 nations at the inaugural London Design Biennale largely ignored the work economy - Chile’s Counterculture Room proved the exception to the rule

The hipster aesthetic: now the backlash begins

Industrial-chic interiors with bare bulbs and exposed bricks are all about experience but they often ignore what we really need to do at work