Paris paradigm shift from convention to community

The French workplace is wrestling with changing models of work that appear alien to its traditional office culture. Speakers at WORKTECH Paris 18 highlighted the tensions and contradictions

Smart buildings hacked: six things we learnt about the future workplace

From new deals to dashboards, WORKTECH’s second specialist Smart Buildings conference looked at six drivers of change for the data-driven workplace of tomorrow

The guild of the 21st Century has arrived

Is the co-working movement the high-tech remake of the medieval craft guild?

From professional clusters to shared ideas and attitudes, does the new generation of coworking spaces remind you of something?

100 best Companies to Work For 2018

Reaping rewards: six key tips from America’s top employers

A culture of openness, valuing employees and juicy employee benefits set great employers apart from the rest. Analysis of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 survey suggests key themes companies should adopt this year

What Amazon’s workplace wish list tells us about the future city

As Amazon draws closer to a decision about a new location for its second headquarters in North America, its public declaration of demands has prompted questions about what the future city requires to attract forward-thinking enterprises

The evolution of work in Britain

Abolition of want? How work has become precarious in post-war Britain

On the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge social welfare report, employee relations experts from the London School of Economics reflect on how the nature of work has evolved in post-war Britain

There is an opportunity to rethink energy infrastructure

Visionary vista: what will the workplace of 2035 look like?

From community incubators to energy backpacks, what would the future office look like if there were no constraints? A competition set up by the British Council for Offices allowed forward thinkers to introduce their most provocative ideas for the workplace of 2035

Fatal floor: the debate about open plan offices just got noisier

As a UK biomedical science institute struggles with its acoustics, a new US report on the future of open plan working advocates a variety of spaces and closer engagement with employees