productivity

Japan in full bloom

Japan’s low growth predicament – and what can be done about it

The inaugural WORKTECH Tokyo conference set out the challenges facing the Japanese workplace – and potential solutions from elsewhere to raise productivity. But could the seeds of Japan’s revival be found in its own past management successes?

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

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

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

Wellbeing influences how we feel about our environment

Why perception of noise and objective recording can be at odds

New scientific research suggests that the state of employee wellbeing can make levels of noise, dust or glare seems worse than they really are – this is just one of several new studies throwing fresh light on the changing workplace

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

Buenos Aires

La conferencia internacional líder sobre el futuro del trabajo vuelve a Buenos Aires

Qué es la neuroarquitectura; cómo construir una cultura de alto rendimiento en tu empresa; cuáles serán los nuevos hábitos y modelos de trabajo; cuál será el impacto de las nuevas tendencias y tecnologías emergentes y cómo se rediseñan las prácticas de la enseñanza en escenarios contemporáneos