Culture

Can a poor diet at work be fuelling our poor mental health?

The root causes of mental health problems in the workplace are many and complex. But what we eat and company attitudes to food are having a profound impact on our sleep and behaviour. Kate Cook looks at the links

100 best Companies to Work For 2018

Reaping rewards: six key tips from America’s top employers

A culture of openness, valuing employees and juicy employee benefits set great employers apart from the rest. Analysis of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 survey suggests key themes companies should adopt this year

Defining rigid types can constrain culture

Why culture and personality are just stories that we make up

Personality profiling and corporate culture share one common trait: they are described and not fixed. Could our addiction to telling stories about ourselves be holding us back?

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

How using vertical meetings can stimulate behaviour changes

Regular meeting rooms cannot enforce the change of behaviour that companies want, Peter Brady of Collaborative Design told the WORKTECH Sydney 2017 conference

What are the real characteristics of the responsive organisation?

In the first three videos of an eight-video series produced by Microsoft and PopTech on the changing world of work, international experts explore the essentials of rethinking what it means to be efficient

Your culture is just the worst behaviour you’re willing to tolerate

Kevin Mulcahy, co-author of The Future Workplace Experience and a keynote speaker at the WORKTECH West Coast 2016 conference, explains why people walk out of companies

BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog): why liveability matters at work

Making a better workplace is not just a question of design, say Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway - creating a culture of permission is what really counts