behavioural economics calls for a workplace nudge

The Nudge: behavioural economics and the healthier workplace

A new book co-authored by Haworth’s global research lead argues that better workplace wellbeing will result from changing leadership cultures in companies, not from adding yet more wellness programmes

The choice of curves or straight lines is matter of science, not taste

New scientific research explains why curved lines might be more appropriate in some office environments while angular and rectilinear forms might work better in other situations

WORKTECH New York

New York narrative: the next industrial revolution really is here

Tough and sceptical, the latest edition of WORKTECH New York put the hottest new ideas to about data-driven workspace, amenity-led venues, voice technology, contingent workers and more to the test

Innovation Day

What 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

The new era of smart office

Five 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

Extroverts fare better than introverts in open plan

Introverts 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

The future of the smart precinct

How 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

Battersea Power Station was the host of Future Retail

Future Retail: adapting to the digital landscape of the future

From an increasing distrust of institutions to the rise of mixed-use spaces, WORKTECH’s Future Retail conference shed new light on how organisations can tackle issues of physical space and data management