People

Extroverts fare better than introverts in open plan

Introverts exposed: why outgoing types thrive in open plan

New scientific research supports the idea that extroverts fare much better in exposed work environments than those who crave peace and quiet to get work done

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

Wellbeing influences how we feel about our environment

Why perception of noise and objective recording can be at odds

New scientific research suggests that the state of employee wellbeing can make levels of noise, dust or glare seems worse than they really are – this is just one of several new studies throwing fresh light on the changing workplace

Is desk management reflective of work?

Table manners: four ways an untidy desk can impact your career

Can desk management determine the quality of work you carry out? Maybe not, but it can impact the way people view you as a worker. Here are four ways an untidy desk can be detrimental to your career

Productivity paradox: no gains without workforce wellbeing

As companies struggle with low levels of productivity, new UK research on wellness in the workplace suggests that creating a fitter, happier workforce is the first step to better performance and profitability

Companies versus markets: how will the future workforce evolve?

Why does the firm exist? Eighty years after British economist Ronald Coase first asked the question, the issue is being debated afresh in the tech-led gig economy

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

Striking the wrong note: three ways you are collaborating badly

Ever wondered why, despite an abundance of meetings, brainstorms, time sheets and appraisals, we often struggle to collaborate effectively? Here are three ways people get it wrong