What Amazon’s workplace wish list tells us about the future city

As Amazon draws closer to a decision about a new location for its second headquarters in North America, its public declaration of demands has prompted questions about what the future city requires to attract forward-thinking enterprises

The evolution of work in Britain

Abolition of want? How work has become precarious in post-war Britain

On the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge social welfare report, employee relations experts from the London School of Economics reflect on how the nature of work has evolved in post-war Britain

There is an opportunity to rethink energy infrastructure

Visionary vista: what will the workplace of 2035 look like?

From community incubators to energy backpacks, what would the future office look like if there were no constraints? A competition set up by the British Council for Offices allowed forward thinkers to introduce their most provocative ideas for the workplace of 2035

Fatal floor: the debate about open plan offices just got noisier

As a UK biomedical science institute struggles with its acoustics, a new US report on the future of open plan working advocates a variety of spaces and closer engagement with employees

AI will help fuel economic growth in the next decade

Robot reboot: why AI might create more jobs than it destroys

Despite the scare stories, is there space for AI to be welcomed into the workforce? A report from Accenture suggests developed economies will grow substantially by 2035 as a more diverse human workforce operates more flexibly

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