Assigned desks are history but are compensations needed ?

Employees returning to the office in the hybrid era will be compelled to share a desk. Research suggests a lack of personalisation and ownership may contribute to a reluctance to return

Conflicting views: why the return to office is proving so hard

Despite sharing the same organisational goals, when it comes to making decisions on whether to stay at home or return to onsite work, employers are from Venus and employees are from Mars

Chicago looks to the recent past for clues about the future

Making the workplace a hybrid centre for wellbeing, collaboration and creativity is not quite the new-fangled thing it is made out to be, as speakers at WORKTECH’s Chicago 2022 conference explained

Mercury rising: why science is warming to workplace temperature

As much of Europe and the UK swelters in the heat, the subject of temperature in the office is once again a ‘hot’ topic. But what does the scientific evidence tell us about the impact on behaviour?

Rhyme and reason: ten things to never forget about workplace design

From biophilia and quality air flow to colour and textures, this poem – rooted in the academic research – looks at the ten considerations of workplace design