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Why judges won’t halt the march of the machines

As automation makes increasing inroads into human jobs, there is now a shortening window to reskill and upskill the workforce for the new world of work

Why designing the resilient city is a complex task

The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on both urban and workplace planners to build more resilience into the system. The Healthy City Design International Congress 2020 will explore pathways out of crisis

Undercover: do older workers in the US still get a raw deal?

Forty years ago, designer Pattie Moore dressed as old woman in a unique social experiment to investigate ageism in America’s cities. Can we say things have improved?

How the 100-year life has thrown down a challenge to employers

In their latest book, longevity experts Lynda Gratton and Andrew J Scott explore how companies can successfully manage longer and less linear working lives

Neuro-architecture: why we need to weave in all the senses

How can we address a sensory and experiential disconnect in the workplace?  A more balanced and harmonious approach to engaging all the senses could make all the difference in an increasingly neuro-diverse world

Measuring the link between employee health and company performance

Making individuals healthier and happier is one thing. Using workplace wellbeing to raise company performance is quite another. Young Lee explains how parallel data analysis might give wellbeing more impetus at the organisational level

The truth about workplace productivity

The truth about workplace productivity

As the global productivity slump continues, understanding the barriers and obstacles to focused work can tap opportunities for improving employee performance

Consolidate or disperse? The big question facing the Japanese office

In a bid to become more flexible, diverse and productive, Japanese companies are facing a choice between consolidating their head offices or dispersing to other spaces in the suburbs, according to a research report by Xymax Real Estate Institute