Autonomous beings: why personal control is key to productivity

People spend far too much time answering to others in endless meetings, says workplace culture expert Bruce Daisley in an exclusive interview with the Smart Coffee Break, presented by Nestlé Coffee Partners

Why casual chats at the coffee point are central to productivity

Social interaction isn’t just the icing on the cake – encounters on the stairs or at the watercooler can help companies to innovate, says Kristi Woolsey of Boston Consulting Group in an exclusive interview with the Smart Coffee Break, presented by Nestlé Coffee Partners

Flatter, faster, fluid: Silicon Valley pilots team-to-team collaboration

New forms of dynamic teamwork will hold the key to future productivity, says San Francisco-based workplace designer Primo Orpilla in an exclusive interview with the Smart Coffee Break, presented by Nestlé Coffee Partners

Why we still need offices: two reasons nobody likes to admit

Is the daily commuter rush into the office now consigned to old movie reels? The challenges of home working, plus our innate human desire to socialise, suggests our reliance on the workplace is not over

Making life easier for teams amid pressures of performance

Helping teams to work together more effectively in a hybrid world of work will be critical to company productivity, says GlaxoSmithKline workplace chief Simon French in an exclusive interview with the Smart Coffee Break, presented by Nestle Coffee Partners

Why focus and flow will matter in the hybrid workplace

Helping people to achieve a state of concentration and creative flow will be essential to the future of workplace productivity, says leading neuroscientist Fiona Kerr in an exclusive interview with the Smart Coffee Break, presented by Nestle Coffee Partners

Why the return to the office matters to raising productivity

The pandemic gave workers more autonomy – now they need more face-to-face interaction if productivity at work is to improve, says leading expert Despina Katsikakis in an exclusive interview with the Smart Coffee Break, presented by Nestle Coffee Partners

How design switched from surface style to social inclusion

As the return to the office puts more focus on diversity and inclusion, a new book by the director of WORKTECH Academy tells the story of inclusive design through 30 objects and environments