Communicating without words: subliminal messaging by design

What does the workplace tell us subliminally about how valued and included employees feel? Dr Sally Augustin takes a look at the academic research

New evidence that having a variety of spaces boosts creativity

How can we help employees think more inventively about their work? The answer may lie with having multiple spaces to work from according to a new Japanese study

Why we need more walking routes in and around the workplace

New research from Stanford University shows that walking can improve the quality of negotiations – and it’s just the latest in a line of academic studies explaining why we need to get up and walk about

The nine personas that sum up worker behaviour in the flexible era

As employers offer different configurations of remote, hybrid and office-based work, workers are behaving in many different ways too. New US research presents a set of personas that help figure out the puzzle

Against the grain: research reinforces message that wood is good

What is the effect of introducing wood finishes in your workplace? New research from Finland builds on a wealth of positive scientific evidence showing that worker stress levels can be reduced

Which nature scenes do most to stave off mental exhaustion?

Exposure to nature is generally regarded as an aid to restoring depleted cognitive resources. But new international research suggests that not all natural environments are equal

New studies reveals noise as top source of dissatisfaction at work

What design factors impede professional performance in the workplace? Two new studies from field of applied psychology point the finger at a familiar culprit

2023 Work in America Survey reveals need for mental health support

How are US employees feeling about their work and workplace? The results of a major new survey from the American Psychological Association suggests that psychological safety is becoming paramount