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Data, bias and emotions: the complex task of changing minds

Why do people resist workplace change so vehemently even when they are flying in the face of the facts? Confirmation bias plays a big part in putting beliefs before knowledge, as this essay from architects BVN explains

Engineered encounters: how workplace apps will change how we work

Can workplace apps change the way we interact with each other and our environment? A new WORKTECH Academy report, The App-Centric Workplace, looks at how apps are a catalyst for change

Viva Las Vegas: Zappos brings the party to work

When online shoe retailer Zappos moved to Las Vegas it set about revitalising not only its own employee-designed work environment but also an entire downtown district

Collaboration and trust: the key to a stable smart building ecosystem

Look under the hood of the smart building and its operation requires a complex arrangement of relationships and interactions. A new report from Mapiq suggests a smart software ecosystem with different actors taking roles

The big question: how can companies build a greener workplace?

The behaviour of people working inside office buildings will have far more influence on creating a sustainable culture than smart technical systems. So how can we encourage changes in behaviour? One way is to identify and reinforce emerging cultures.

Digital work districts: how smart precincts will reshape our cities

Intermix is a discussion paper from Australian developer Mirvac, co-produced with WORKTECH Academy, which sets out a vision for the smart precinct of tomorrow

Age matters: decoding the evidence on longer working lives

As companies seek to retain the experience and knowledge of older workers, how can the workplace adapt to raise productivity right to the top of the demographic range?