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One unified service: time for joined-up thinking on workplace

All companies now wrestle with the multi-faceted challenge of how to improve worker performance, so why don’t IT, HR and FM come out of their silos to provide one unified workplace management service?

A message to the WORKTECH network: keep the channels open

Faced with the unimagined challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, WORKTECH is stepping up its online Academy delivery of thought-leadership content at a time of great uncertainty and change

Mini design briefing: the biodegradable plastic debate

Facility managers beware: while biodegradable plastics present an opportunity to solve one of our most significant sustainability challenges, they’re not without controversy

Wake up and smell the workplace: how aroma is changing behaviour

Offices in the past rarely came up smelling of roses. But all that could be about to change as olfactory design becomes the next sensory stimulus in the workplace. WORKTECH Academy reviews the evidence

Workplace design

London conference explores The Four Futures of Work

As technological change threatens to reorder labour markets around the world, four future-of-work scenarios for 2035 from the RSA's Matthew Taylor provided a curtain-raiser to the WORKTECH London conference 2019

cities

Utopia or dystopia? How work shapes health in our cities

As our polluted urban centres struggle to be great places to live and work, public health policy is now turning its attention to what happens in the workplace

ABW Dress

Why the activity-based wardrobe is an extension of agile working

In the switch from suits to sneakers, a new wave of agile working is giving corporate employees freedom over their work apparel. Jeans and t-shirts are no longer reserved for quirky tech start-ups

Arc Task Systems

Tracing the Arc of mobile furniture to bring back the human touch

In the search for workspace efficiency, have we gone too far in removing personal control and a sense of belonging? Flexible new furniture developed by Task Systems seeks to redress the balance