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

AI will help fuel economic growth in the next decade

Robot reboot: why AI might create more jobs than it destroys

Despite the scare stories, is there space for AI to be welcomed into the workforce? A report from Accenture suggests developed economies will grow substantially by 2035 as a more diverse human workforce operates more flexibly

Madrid muses on what we’ll really require from the future office

From robot plants to biophilic design, WORKTECH Madrid cut a path through the undergrowth of workplace design as several competing visions of the future tussled for attention