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From computers with a roof to creative spaces for change

The Smart Buildings 17 conference saw 20 expert speakers and panellists discuss the triumphs and barriers of a smart building from fully connected work environments to managing data.

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A physical social network: how workplace apps will reshape the office

Workplace apps will create more personal user experiences and bridge the gap between tennent and building. A new WORKTECH Academy report looks at how apps can change connectivity and interaction.

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Making meetings more efficient: systems that can help

As meetings become an increasingly important part of working life, how can we make them more efficient and manageable? A report by Unwired and Plow Consulting looks at possible solutions.

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Sky Central: is this the start of the non-doctrinaire workplace?

West London’s award-winning Sky Central workplace focuses on not dictating workplace behaviour and being good neighbours.

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Smart ecosystem: secrets of the successful smart building

As demand for smart buildings grow, how can integration of various components create a seamless working environment? A new report launched at WORKTECH Berlin reveals one answer: the smart ecosystem.

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

Facebook revealed its development plans for Menlo Park to build employee housing. But what does this mean for Facebook, its employees and the wider community? Are we seeing paternalism step to far again?

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How using vertical meetings can stimulate behavioural changes

Regular meeting rooms cannot enforce behavioural changes to induce collaboration. Vertical meeting rooms are the future, Peter Brady of Collaborative Design told WORKTECH Academy Sydney.

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Neural network: stronger brain, stronger collaboration

Collaboration, creativity and communication can be improved through interconnectivity says neurology expert Fiona Kerr at WORKTECH Sydney 2017.

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Fluid Collaboration: linkingbrilliant brains across time, place and space

How will collaboration change over the next five years? And what should companies do about it? A new Avocor report co-produced with WORKTECH Academy introduces a new concept to address these issues called Fluid Collaboration

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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 in the workplace

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Building creative networks requires a new type of leadership

In these three videos, part of an eight-video series produced by Microsoft and PopTech on the changing world of work, international experts discuss how to build creative networks and reverse decades of employee disengagement

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New York notebook: the continuing consumerisation of workplace

The workplace customer is king according to the parade of presenters at the latest edition of WORKTECH New York, held at Convene in Manhattan on 4 May 2017. Issues of freedom autonomy and choice echoed through the conference…

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Drive time: how will autonomous vehicles affect the future of work?

Driverless cars have the potential to reshape our cities. But what are the implications for our workforces and workplaces? WORKTECH Academy asked a panel of experts at the London Transport Museum and got some unexpected answers

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