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Autumn reset: three big ideas organisations are mulling over this September
Summer’s over and the autumn work grind has clicked back into action. Suddenly everyone is dusting off the big ideas to make working life more bearable
Designing healthier cities: why the workplace is now the pivotal issue
Access to clean air, green spaces, fresh food and safe homes matter to making our cities healthier. But increasingly, public health officials are looking at changes in working practices as the key to unlock the potential for urban wellbeing
Where the wild things aren’t: how the workplace can learn from the zoo
How can the zoo teach us to create more humane workplaces? Ari Kepnes of workplace occupancy company Density looks at how organisations can benefit from adaptive and flexible workplaces
To appreciate its power, should we treat workspace design as a drug?
It is well known that some workers use drugs to enhance performance, but could workspace design itself be viewed as a pharmacological intervention to change behaviour? New research is heading that way
Why falling sick days in the UK workplace are not a cause for celebration
British workers are taking less time off sick than ever before. But that doesn’t mean its offices are healthier. Could presenteeism be playing a part?
Can awe-inspiring design features really boost workplace performance?
Spectacular interior design elements were once seen as self-indulgent. Now there is scientific evidence to suggest that inducing a sense of awe can bring commercial benefits
Data to Design: the new information tools for designers
How can design studios leverage social data in the physical workplace? A new report by Humanyze and WORKTECH Academy outlines the importance of new sensor technologies in measuring collaboration in the office