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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

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WORKTECH MunichFlexible futures: Munich’s path to a new blend of workspace

Seventy years on from the Bavarian Burolandschaft, WORKTECH Munich is set to explore a new blend of agile workspace that brings people, place and technology into a unified whole

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Education and its campuses are dramatically changingHow digital learners are reshaping the university campus

Hats off to a new report that explores how a combination of new technology and the changing demographics of students will reinvent the educational campus of the future

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Is there a time limit on managers?Should we call time on out-of-touch managers in the workplace?

If organisations employ people based on the assumption that they know how to do their job, is there still a role for the hierarchical manager? Arraz Makhzani looks into how organisations might function without managers

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The digital - human blendMultiple futures: new European report charts complexities of how we’ll work

Don’t expect the future of work to pan out in a uniform or singular way. A new report from Bene in partnership with WORKTECH Academy explores how the mix of the digital and human will make work more unpredictable

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The guild of the 21st Century has arrivedIs the coworking movement the high-tech remake of the medieval craft guild?

From professional clusters to shared ideas and attitudes, does the new generation of coworking spaces remind you of something?

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Innovation DayWhat will alternative work communities look like in 2030?

As WORKTECH Academy announces the date of its 2018 Innovation Day in London, we look back to the 2017 workshop event – and a deep dive into how alternative work communities might operate in the near future

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100 best Companies to Work For 2018Reaping 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

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Long working hoursDeath wish: are we killing ourselves to work?

New research suggests that working more than 40 hours a week is profoundly detrimental to our health. So why is the global workplace so wedded to long working hours – and is there an alternative model we should adopt?

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The new era of smart officeFive key elements that will transform the future smart office

Smart offices can use the potential of digitalisation to address the big challenges in the workplace – but only by changing our interaction with the building first. A new report from Siemens Building Technologies and WORKTECH Academy explains how

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Extroverts fare better than introverts in open planIntroverts 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

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The future of the smart precinctHow smart precincts will shape the dynamics of the changing city

Smart precincts that combine novel mixed-use placemaking with emerging digital technologies are becoming testbeds for urban innovation.  A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac and WORKTECH Academy explores the potential

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Sydney promotes the power of people to transform workplace

From consumption economics to communities beyond walls, WORKTECH Sydney 18 highlighted the importance of both the individual and the collective in driving workplace transformation

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The Elemental WorkplaceThe Elemental Workplace argues for an end to complexity

A new book by London-based workplace change professional Neil Usher makes the case for simplicity over style in planning new people-centred offices

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