Designed for Wellness

Designed for wellness: how a wellbeing focus could reshape the workplace

What drives the growing focus on workplace wellbeing? And how might this focus redirect workplace design? An event by Milliken and WORKTECH Academy put the wellness trend to the vote

big ideas

Autumn reset: three big ideas organisations are mulling over this fall

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

Healthy cities

Designing healthier cities: why the workplace is now the pivotal issue

Public health experts are increasingly looking at change in working practices as the key to unlock the potential for urban wellbeing - as the 2018 Healthy City Design Congress will explore

Sick days

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?

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