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  • Thoughts on Covid: Workplace Design – Recollection not Revolution

    Guest post by Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his rather ambiguous announcement last Sunday on his Covid-19 exit strategy. There have been plenty of previous posts from the workplace industry anticipating the announcement and how redesigning the office is the solution. But I firmly believe that we already have the […]

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  • Thoughts on Covid: The Case for Active Travel

    Guest post by Maggie Procopi, Workplace Trends Yesterday (Saturday 9 May 2020) U.K. transport secretary Grant Shapps announced what he called a “once in a generation” £2 billion plan to boost cycling and walking both during and after the lockdown. Upmost in his mind must be the need for workers to return to their offices […]

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  • Thoughts on Covid-19: Things Have Changed

    Guest post by Ian Baker, Head of Workplace Consulting, EMCOR UK “People are crazy and times are strange,I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range,I used to care, but things have changed.” (Bob Dylan – Things Have Changed, 2000) Just before this current situation got ‘very real’ I read that when we look back on […]

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  • Thoughts on Covid-19: Workplace Design Challenges Post COVID-19

    Guest post by Francisco Vazquez, 3g Smart Group and Workplace Trends Iberia COVID-19 has not only put our healthcare system in tension, but has also come to question the traditional model of face-to-face work that exists in most companies. The pandemic we are experiencing has made telework the new normal for millions of people and it is foreseeable that […]

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  • Thoughts on Covid-19: The role of workplace in organisational recovery

    Guest post by Tim Oldman, Leesman In late February I was swapping messages with a friend in Switzerland. I had a new client project brewing in the city where she lives so I’d have a good excuse to be there in the next few weeks. That meant she and I had an excuse for dinner […]

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  • Thoughts on Covid-19: The path to workplace emancipation, well-being and profit.

    Guest post by Craig Knight, Identity Reaization “I might have known,” said Eeyore. “After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. And was it last week or the week before that Rabbit bumped into me and said ‘Bother!’. The Social Round. Always something going on.” (A.A.Milne) There are […]

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  • "In the modern workplace, Friday is the happiest day of the week"

    Way back in 2012 we were privileged to welcome Nic Marks to our stage to speak on “How (and why) happiness works as a business model”. He has since become a TED speaker, and is one of the most sought after presenters in the arena of happiness and productivity at work. Here’s our recording of […]

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  • Design to Adapt: Future Offices within a Circular Economy

    At our recent Climate Change and the Workplace event, David Cheshire, Regional Sustainability Director at AECOM and author of Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment, spoke about the hows and whys of design, construction and workplace management in the context of a Circular Economy.

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  • Working From Home – Top 10 Tips

    On the day when schools close for what may to working parents, seem like an eternity, I wanted to share with you my experience of 20 years working from home. Over those years we raised two boys (now 17 and 21) and most of the time I’ve been able to retain my sanity, keep work […]

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  • Designing Out Loneliness in the Workplace

    We spend one third of our life working, but 60% of people feel lonely at work and 1.2 million office workers suffer from chronic loneliness (chronic loneliness is a harmful as having 15 cigarettes a day!) The problem hurts happiness and productivity, costing employers between £2–3.7 billion every year (that’s in the UK alone!) The Loneliness Lab You may […]

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