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The Workplace Zoo

In his introduction to our recent Workplace Trends Autumn Conference in London: People, Place, Performance, Nigel Oseland referred to the Workplace Zoo. Here's his original blog post from back in 2012 - still as relevant today for the workplace and learning environments as it was then then.  I visited Colchester Zoo over the Christmas holidays and was really … Continue reading The Workplace Zoo

Tech Companies Keeping The Apprenticeship Dream Alive

Despite the UK government setting a target of recruiting 3 million new apprentices by 2020, companies have failed to secure new applicants. Since 2015, apprenticeships have been given a legal status equal to university degrees in a bid to encourage more school leavers to take the vocational route. However, throughout 2016 and 2017, the number of students … Continue reading Tech Companies Keeping The Apprenticeship Dream Alive

Fashion is the biggest productivity killer. Yet, we follow it anyway

Further in our series of guest blogs by speakers and supporters of our up-coming Workplace Trends Autumn Conference in London: People, Place, Performance, HB Reavis' Michal Matloň has some observations on fashion in the workplace (no, not apparel). The urge to follow fashions is strongly ingrained in our nature. Imitation is one of the basic learning … Continue reading Fashion is the biggest productivity killer. Yet, we follow it anyway