Smart ecosystem: secrets of the successful smart building

As global demand for the smart building grows, how do its various elements integrate and interact to create a seamless environment? One answer is to develop a smart ecosystem, as a new report launched at WORKTECH Berlin 2017 explains

Neural network: stronger brain, stronger collaboration

Interconnectivity can encourage collaboration, creativity and communication, neurology expert Fiona Kerr told the WORKTECH Sydney conference 2017

Plants

New to the INNOVATION ZONE – Green shoots: how plants boost performance in the workplace

When it comes to evaluating the many desirable benefits for employees of putting plants into workspace, scientific researchers aren’t beating around the bush

New to the Academy

Here are the latest posts on the Academy site bringing you a spectrum of ideas, evidence and insight from the world of work, sourced via the global WORKTECH knowledge network

Intermix: a new concept for the smart precinct of the future

How can the smart precinct of the future harness new technologies to create intelligent, integrated places to work and live? A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac, co-produced with WORKTECH Academy, presents some models

Elevate the spirit: Felderman and Keatinge’s approach to design

Ever since their pioneering MTV Networks project more than 20 years ago, workplace designers Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge have been in the vanguard of new ideas

What lies ahead: Academy predictions for 2017

As you plough through the post-festive backlog, do you have the feeling that big change is in the air? Here’s a taste of work and workplace things to come from the Academy’s global network of expert contributors

Destination Asia: how developers can seize the power of change

From his vantage point in Shanghai, Haworth VP Frank Rexach looks at the opportunities for change in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, especially for developers