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Isolation is the negative side of alonenessOut of sight, out of mind: the effects of working in isolation

From the pitfalls of isolation to the pursuit of solitude, Augustin Chevez looks at the consequences of varying levels of aloneness in the emerging gig economy

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Flexible workspaceFlex appeal: Asia-Pacific’s rising flexible workspace market

Asia-Pacific is fast becoming the global leader in flexible workspace according to new market research from Instant Group – and the trend shows no signs of slowing down

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Desk to District: expanding horizons in collaborative innovation

How can organisations connect their workplaces to an ecosystem of innovation? A new report by International Quarter London in partnership with the WORKTECH Academy looks at three stages of collaborative innovation from workspace to district scale

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How machines really learnCompeting against machines: how AI is changing the future of work

Can machines outperform human intelligence? And what are the consequences for the future of work? Philip Ross busts some fundamental myths about the capabilities of machine learning

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Desks on the move: a suitable case of social contagion?

A new system in BVN’s design studio means workers can now roll their desks to a new location at will. What will this mean for social learning and changing behaviours?

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Are we wasting time on workplace wellbeing?

Are workplace wellbeing programmes as successful as anecdotal evidence suggests? New research indicates that organisations may need to be more experimental and practical in their approach to employee health

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Barcelona conference builds a bridgehead to employee engagement

How can organisations design for culture? And what really makes employees tick? WORKTECH Barcelona debated the impact of space and technology on workplace and the constant striving for more engagement

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The puzzle of productivity: companies say leadership matters most

How can workplace productivity reach the next level? A new report from Fourfront Group with The United Workplace and WORKTECH Academy polled 120 organisations worldwide to explore key drivers of performance in the workforce

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Bloomberg LondonWhy Bloomberg’s London office is in a class of its own

Against all expectation, the top award in British architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize, has been given to an office block. But this Foster-designed workplace project defies the odds in so many ways

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Designed for wellness: how a wellbeing focus could reshape the workplace

What drives the growing focus on workplace wellbeing? And how might this focus redirect workplace design? An event by Milliken and WORKTECH Academy put the wellness trend to the vote

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