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The new era of smart office

Five key elements that will transform the future smart office

Smart offices can use the potential of digitalisation to address the big challenges in the workplace - but only by changing our interaction with the building first. A new report from Siemens Building Technologies and WORKTECH Academy explains how

Extroverts fare better than introverts in open plan

Introverts exposed: why outgoing types thrive in open plan

New scientific research supports the idea that extroverts fare much better in exposed work environments than those who crave peace and quiet to get work done

The future of the smart precinct

How smart precincts will shape the dynamics of the changing city

Smart precincts that combine novel mixed-use placemaking with emerging digital technologies are becoming testbeds for urban innovation.  A new discussion paper from developer Mirvac and WORKTECH Academy explores the potential

What Amazon’s workplace wish list tells us about the future city

As Amazon draws closer to a decision about a new location for its second headquarters in North America, its public declaration of demands has prompted questions about what the future city requires to attract forward-thinking enterprises

The evolution of work in Britain

Abolition of want? How work has become precarious in post-war Britain

On the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge social welfare report, employee relations experts from the London School of Economics reflect on how the nature of work has evolved in post-war Britain

10 principles of human-centred technology

Behar’s blueprint: ten principles of design for the age of AI

Do we need new design principles for the era of artificial intelligence, robotics and smart environments? Leading industrial designer Yves Behar believes we do

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

Design can help the ageing population

Taiwan tackles the ageing workforce with show of innovations

As Asian economies wrestle with the need to keep ageing populations economically productive, a travelling exhibition is demonstrating how new design thinking can enhance the experience of working in later life