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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, 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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  • Changes you’ll probably see in the workplace in 2020

    The last decade has seen a number of changes in the structure of the average workforce. Advancements in technology, attitudes, and cultures are changing what it means to be a worker and what it means to run a business. As we are now into a new decade, we’ve seen hints of trends that will appear […]

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  • Research results: Personal preferences in the workplace

    The debate on open plan versus enclosed offices rages on, but workplace design is not a such a simple dichotomy. Office occupants clearly have different workplace preferences, depending on factors like personality, personalisation, flexibility and sense of belonging etc. This summer Herman Miller and Workplace Trends commissioned Workplace Unlimited to conduct a short on-line survey […]

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  • Futures Wall at Workplace Trends London 2019

    This is a guest post by our friends at Logovisual, who very kindly installed, hosted and curated our Futures Wall at Workplace Trends London earlier this month. This year many of the speakers at the Workplace Trends London conference referenced the theme of making the workplace a human centric environment. Whether that’s through physical design; […]

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  • Podcast : What do people really want at work?

    Branding specialist and Spacecraft Podcaster Dan Moscrop recently spent some time talking with workplace expert and psychologist Nigel Oseland. In the podcast they look at what people REALLY want at work; whether open plan is as rubbish as everyone says it is; how to use data to prove design works; and touch on Nigel’s current […]

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