Madrid muses on what we’ll really require from the future office

From robot plants to biophilic design, WORKTECH Madrid cut a path through the undergrowth of workplace design as several competing visions of the future tussled for attention

Banking on change: can tech transform the financial workplace?

Working with robots, optimising the property portfolio and focusing on employee experience were the key themes of WORKTECH’s Financial Workplace 2017 conference. Technology is the driver, so why the reluctance to use it?

Trading stress for wellness: redesigning the trading floor

Forget the Wolf of Wall Street: trading floors can seriously damage traders’ health. New research from architects Gensler, supported by furniture company Erich Keller, explores ways to mitigate stress on the trading floor to improve wellbeing and decision-making

The next privacy bump: should employers study your DNA to support wellness?

As workplace health and wellbeing rises fast up the business agenda, WORKTECH’s Wellness 2017 conference at Credit Suisse in London asked uncomfortable questions about our performance economy

Back to the future: Facebook village faces up to growing housing crisis

New apartments planned by Facebook for its own employees on its Menlo Park campus dust off an old idea pioneered by the titans of the first Industrial Revolution. Is a new paternalism stirring?