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Lexicon of work: 8 keywords to watch in 2018
What are the buzzwords entering the workplace in the new year? WORKTECH Academy gathers up the prime suspects in a round of predictions
London looks east: six big talking points from our flagship conference
Challenging organisational stupidity, compensating millennials, and creating fluid networks are just some of the six big themes to come out of WORKTECH London 2017, held at the Here East innovation centre
San Francisco on a mission to blend technology with human-centred design
WORKTECH West Coast 17 tempers the pace of tech-driven disruption with a return to human-centric design to create great places and spaces for people
Robot Reboot: why AI might create more jobs than it destroys
Scare stories tell us to be cautious of AI, but is there space for it to be welcomed into the workforce? A report from Accenture looks at developed economies which will grow significantly by 2035 as a more diverse human workforce operates more flexibly
Why 2017 has been the year of flexible working
2017 saw a sharp rise in flexible workspace from hybrid spaces to coworking. A recent report from Instant Group explores the factors behind this trend
Green Sky Thinking: why work buildings should never be finished
Sustainable initiatives are the first to get the chop in times of economic uncertainty. But thinking from a green perspective can provide timeless answers to current property problems
Productivity paradox: No gains without workforce wellbeing
Companies are continuing to struggle with low levels of productivity. New UK research on wellness in the workplace suggests that creating a happier and fitter workforce is the first step to better performance and profitability
Story line: whatever happened to the narrative workplace?
At the turn of the millennium, storytelling in workplace design was the key trend. Today, we are more circumspect about the narrative approach. Why?
Richard Rogers: how constraints spark successful buildings
As WORKTECH London 2017 appraoches, we revisit an interview onstage with last year’s keynote speaker, the international architect Richard Rogers, whose new book on his life and work is published this autumn
Why wellbeing is not just a buzzword
Wellbeing is a word that is well established in workplace vocabulary, but few organisations really know what it means in relation to its workforce. Jon Odey sheds some light on the subject