behaviour

The designed experience: what works and why we are in thrall

In a working world of greater individual choice, designing a better experience for employees has become an urgent priority. A new book explains how the transformative power of experience can be unleashed

Are social media influencers a gateway to hiring young talent?

How can traditional firms stay competitive in the race for young talent? A new trend suggests that career influencers on social media could play a critical role in reaching newer demographics

Mercury rising: why science is warming to workplace temperature

As much of Europe and the UK swelters in the heat, the subject of temperature in the office is once again a ‘hot’ topic. But what does the scientific evidence tell us about the impact on behaviour?

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

Sonic branding: the next buzz for workplace experience

The B:Hive in Auckland, New Zealand, rethinks the suburban work campus by putting great sounds as its heart. Laurie Aznavoorian of architects BVN reflects on a coming era of sonic architecture

co-work

Corporate coworking: why companies are taking it in-house

Coworking started as a social movement but now it is going in-house as corporations seek to create a coworking-like approach in their workplaces. Gabor Nagy of Haworth explains why this is happening

To appreciate its power, should we treat workspace design as a drug?

It is well known that some workers use drugs to enhance performance, but could workspace design itself be viewed as a pharmacological intervention to change behaviour? New research is heading that way

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?