behaviour

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?

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

Education and its campuses are dramatically changing

How digital learners are reshaping the university campus

A new report that explores how a combination of new technology and the changing demographics of students will reinvent the educational campus of the future

Defining rigid types can constrain culture

Why culture and personality are just stories that we make up

Personality profiling and corporate culture share one common trait: they are described and not fixed. Could our addiction to telling stories about ourselves be holding us back?

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

Make SMART resolutions to stick to

New year, new workstyle: three ways to achieve your workplace resolutions

Sticking to a New Year’s resolution is never easy, especially when they are hauled into the workplace. Here are three useful tips for keeping those resolutions on track

Is desk management reflective of work?

Table manners: four ways an untidy desk can impact your career

Can desk management determine the quality of work you carry out? Maybe not, but it can impact the way people view you as a worker. Here are four ways an untidy desk can be detrimental to your career

Are filters a gimmick or a necessary workplace tool?

Filtering out reality: the next leap for video integrated meetings

A necessary work tool or a gimmick detracting from real work? How far do filters integrated in video conferencing systems go to improve appearance create a sense of empowerment and confidence in workers?