Culture

Turning the tanker: Japan starts to adopt a flexible work style

Japanese companies struggled to break a culture of rigid conformity before the pandemic. Now the future is hybrid according to a new real-estate report, even if its precise form has still to be decided

Culture clash: has the pandemic really damaged company cohesion?

As leaders argue for employees to return to the office to boost company culture, this WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing highlights research which suggests that employees think culture is thriving

From place to people: the shifting focus of sustainability

As organisations gear up for a more sustainable future, a new report explores the different avenues that companies are taking on their ESG journey, and asks – what type of green company are you?

productivity

Parameters of productivity: what’s the best way to improve performance?

Raising office productivity in the new era of hybrid working will be a challenge for many companies. Interviews with six global experts for a podcast series presented by Nestlé Coffee Partners suggest how business performance can be enhanced

Tesla’s anti-employee handbook: the dark side of tech culture?

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing reports on an unorthodox approach to people policies at Tesla, a reason to be cheerful on office occupancy, and a focus on the hospital as workplace

Catering for diversity: how Covid-19 shaped a more inclusive workplace

Creating a culture of equity and inclusion has risen up the corporate agenda in the wake of the pandemic. In the first of the Aramark Outlook series on the future workplace, Aramark’s Fenimore Fisher explains why food is central to an environment of respect

sustainability

Sustainability simplified: how firms can fix green reporting

With increasing pressure for companies to become more sustainable, a new report looks at the first steps companies must take to successfully adapt to a new reporting environment

How can companies use culture to drive business advantage?

As competition for talent intensifies, companies need to reconnect with their values and what really matters to their business. A new report suggests that re-evaluating culture could be the first step