Bloomberg London

Why Bloomberg’s London office is in a class of its own

Against all expectation, the top award in British architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize, has been given to an office block. But this Foster-designed workplace project defies the odds in so many ways

qualified self

The Qualified Self: time to give older employees a helping hand

Digital technology is helping health-conscious millennials to track every move they make. What about adapting the Quantified Self movement to give the ageing workforce its own platform?

Awe in design has commercial benefits

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

Participatory design helps engagement

Well by design: stop treating people like cogs in a machine

In the debate about better wellbeing solving the productivity crisis, could greater employee participation in workplace design be an answer? A new study suggests it can

Japan in full bloom

Japan’s low growth predicament – and what can be done about it

The inaugural WORKTECH Tokyo conference set out the challenges facing the Japanese workplace – and potential solutions from elsewhere to raise productivity. But could the seeds of Japan’s revival be found in its own past management successes?

The Elemental Workplace

The Elemental Workplace argues for an end to complexity

A new book by London-based workplace change professional Neil Usher makes the case for simplicity over style in planning new people-centred offices

WORKTECH Toronto

Laid-back Toronto turns up the volume on workplace change

Canadians have a reputation for reticence, but WORKTECH Toronto 2017 suggested that major transformations just around the corner will give the city's real estate community much to crow about

West Coast looks at technology and human-centric design

San Francisco on a mission to blend technology with human-centred design

The 2017 edition of WORKTECH West Coast tempered the pace of tech-driven disruption with a return to design values in creating great places and spaces for people