Culture

How using vertical meetings can stimulate behaviour changes

Regular meeting rooms cannot enforce the change of behaviour that companies want, Peter Brady of Collaborative Design told the WORKTECH Sydney 2017 conference

Desks on the move: a suitable case of social contagion?

A new system in BVN’s design studio means workers can now roll their desks to a new location at will. What will this mean for social learning and changing behaviours?

A good day at work

A good day at work: the first stop on the long road to wellbeing

How can employees achieve five good days at work every week? New research, launched at WORKTECH's  Financial Workplace conference in October, suggests that the barriers to having a good day at work may not be what we think

behavioural economics calls for a workplace nudge

The Nudge: behavioural economics and the healthier workplace

A new book co-authored by Haworth’s global research lead argues that better workplace wellbeing will result from changing leadership cultures in companies, not from adding yet more wellness programmes

Can a poor diet at work be fuelling our poor mental health?

The root causes of mental health problems in the workplace are many and complex. But what we eat and company attitudes to food are having a profound impact on our sleep and behaviour. Kate Cook looks at the links

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

Defining rigid types can constrain culture

Why culture and personality are just stories that we make up

Personality profiling and corporate culture share one common trait: they are described and not fixed. Could our addiction to telling stories about ourselves be holding us back?

Design supports peak-performance culture

Peak-performance cultures: why design should support and not lead

The traditional view that workplace design shapes organisational culture will be turned on its head by a sharper focus on corporate culture that leads design, according to a new book