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Activity Based Working in the Netherlands

Louis Lhoest of Veldhoen + Co, speaking at our 2012 Workplace Trends Conference, on the concept of ABW, just as relevant today as it was then. According to Wikipedia, the term "activity based working" was first coined in the book the Art of Working by Erik Veldhoen, Dutch consultant and author of the book The Demise of the … Continue reading Activity Based Working in the Netherlands

How (and why) happiness works as a business model

We aim to highlight new thinking at Workplace Trends events. Happiness and wellness are today's buzzwords, but even way back in 2012 we were honoured to have Nic Marks, whose happiness and wellbeing research methodology is world-renowned, give the keynote at our Workplace Trends autumn conference. Sometimes people think that happiness is somewhat frivolous in … Continue reading How (and why) happiness works as a business model

An Introduction to Workplace Trends

"Sharing Knowledge and Connecting People since 2002" Nigel Oseland's introduction to our recent Workplace Trends Conference in London, 17 October 2018. This is particularly useful if you'd like to find out more about the purpose and thinking behind our events. Our next event is the Workplace Trends Research Spring Summit in London, 21 March 2019. … Continue reading An Introduction to Workplace Trends

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