People

Healthy cities

Designing healthier cities: why the workplace is now the pivotal issue

Public health experts are increasingly looking at change in working practices as the key to unlock the potential for urban wellbeing - as the 2018 Healthy City Design Congress will explore

Sick days

Why falling sick days in the UK workplace are not a cause for celebration

British workers are taking less time off sick than ever before. But that doesn’t mean its offices are healthier. Could presenteeism be playing a part?

Alternative workplace strategies

Alternative workplace strategies: now it’s all about the people

As workplace priorities change, so does organisational strategy. A new report by Haworth, Advanced Workplace Associates, and Global Workplace Analytics reflects on how alternative workplace strategies have evolved over the past decade

Participatory design helps engagement

Well by design: stop treating people like cogs in a machine

In the debate about better wellbeing solving the productivity crisis, could greater employee participation in workplace design be an answer? A new study suggests it can

Is there a time limit on managers?

Should we call time on out-of-touch managers in the workplace?

If organisations employ people based on the assumption that they know how to do their job, is there still a role for the hierarchical manager? Arraz Makhzani looks into how organisations might function without managers

The digital - human blend

Multiple futures: new European report charts complexities of how we’ll work

Don’t expect the future of work to pan out in a uniform or singular way. A new report from Bene in partnership with WORKTECH Academy explores how the mix of the digital and human will make work more unpredictable

Innovation Day

What will alternative work communities look like in 2030?

As WORKTECH Academy announces the date of its 2018 Innovation Day in London, we look back to the 2017 workshop event – and a deep dive into how alternative work communities might operate in the near future

Long working hours

Death wish: are we killing ourselves to work?

New research suggests that working more than 40 hours a week is profoundly detrimental to our health. So why is the global workplace so wedded to long working hours – and is there an alternative model we should adopt?