engagement

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?

behavioural economics calls for a workplace nudge

The Nudge: behavioural economics and the healthier workplace

A new book co-authored by Haworth’s global research lead argues that better workplace wellbeing will result from changing leadership cultures in companies, not from adding yet more wellness programmes

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

Cara y ceca de la gamificación

Con el desarrollo de la tecnología y la llegada de las nuevas generaciones al mundo del trabajo muchas cosas cambiaron en las empresas.

Community is key in the workplace

Let’s stop talking about workplace…

Community can be the new workplace strategy in a move from a workplace-centric to a work-life focus. Natalie Slessor of Lendlease heralds a new approach to city innovation at WORKTECH Sydney 17

Pressing for progress

Pressing for progress: ten cases for gender parity in the workplace

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been recognised for over a century, but how can female success be celebrated in the workplace? Condeco came up with ten actionable takeaways from their own IWD celebrations

Creating a culture of diversity

Designing for diversity: breeding a culture of inclusion

A culture of diversity and inclusivity not only needs to be represented in the workforce, but also in workplace design. Alison Webb, Lendlease’s head of workplace in Europe talks about elements of inclusivity in workplace design and its new development in East London