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Workplace Trends
  • Are we enjoying our 4 day week so far?

    Workers across the UK and USA are largely currently enjoying a well-earned four day week after Monday's May and Memorial Day bank holidays. How does that feel? Our guess is most employees are fans of the concept and would love to see it rolled out permanently. At our recent Workplace Trends Research Summit we were [...]READ MORE
  • Health & Safety Law – Duties to Protect Staff & Visitors from Covid-19 in their Workplaces

    At last October’s Workplace Trends Conference we were delighted to welcome Simon Joyston-Bechal of Turnstone Law to our virtual stage.   Simon has over 25 years’ experience as a solicitor. Specialising in regulatory defence, he is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading health & safety lawyers. Having previously qualified as a doctor, he is […]

  • Ensuring Employees Are Happy When Returning to Work

    It’s been a tough year for businesses across the globe, with the number of people working from home rising from 21% to 25% in October, and tighter lockdowns only strengthening this trend. By the same token, the news that Pfizer’s vaccine is 90% effective has given the stock market a major boost, indicating that the world […]

  • 5 Tech Giants Showing Confidence in the Office Space Market

    You’ll have a difficult job browsing content platforms nowadays without coming across articles focusing on – or at least alluding in some way to – the working from home revolution. A whole host of companies, including Twitter, have announced that they will allow staff to continue WFH permanently if they wish, following its success throughout lockdown. […]

  • The Attendee Experience With Our Hopin Virtual Conference

    Ahead of our Workplace Trends: Success in Uncertain Times virtual conference (15 October 2020) on the Hopin Platform, one of our founders, Maggie Procopi, recorded this short orientation video as a show-round for attendees. 

  • Biomimicry — Not all sharkskins and honeycombs

    Over recent years at our Workplace Trends Conferences, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome leading lights Michael Pawlyn and later Richard James MacCowan to speak on biomimicry, as well as Bill Browning and Oliver Heath on biophilia. They enthralled audiences with tales of how the natural world can solve human problems through design solutions (biomimicry) […]

  • Getting the best from our virtual events

    Hopefully in 2021 Workplace Trends and other event organisers will be able to run physical conferences again. Most likely they will all be hybrid events, with a mix of virtual and real life experiences – something we’ve been particularly working towards for a few years now. Covid has just accelerated us in this direction. This […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]