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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?

Awe in design has commercial benefits

Can awe-inspiring design features really boost workplace performance?

Spectacular interior design elements were once seen as self-indulgent. Now there is scientific evidence to suggest that inducing a sense of awe can bring commercial benefits

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

The choice of curves or straight lines is matter of science, not taste

New scientific research explains why curved lines might be more appropriate in some office environments while angular and rectilinear forms might work better in other situations

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How machines are changing the data game

You don’t have to be a data scientist anymore to understand data. Claire Penny of IBM reveals how machine learning can unlock the power of data in an exclusive video interview

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Are smart cities the ultimate playground for hackers?

As everything in the urban environment becomes more connected, are we opening the door to bigger security threats? Smart cities could be the biggest threat to digital security yet

The guild of the 21st Century has arrived

Is the co-working movement the high-tech remake of the medieval craft guild?

From professional clusters to shared ideas and attitudes, does the new generation of coworking spaces remind you of something?

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