Want to shift your culture? Workplace design can be a lever

A new Australian study confirms the findings of previous academic research – organisational culture is not fixed and can be adapted using the symbols and artefacts of workplace design

Standing up for change: why an active workplace makes a difference

Research shows that supporting people to be more active in the workplace brings health and productivity benefits to the organisation. Is it time to activate the office?

All together now: how we experience different sensory inputs at work

Workplace designers should stop thinking about specific sensory inputs in isolation and start planning for a more interconnected approach, according to the latest scientific research in the field

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