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Workplace Trends
  • 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 […]

  • Lessons from burnout: why wellbeing is the next frontier of workforce management

    We’re delighted to feature this guest post by Madeleine Evans, who will be speaking at Workplace Trends: Towards a New Era of Work and Workplace, in London on 15 October 2019. For details on her presentation, “Mental health and productivity in work culture”, fellow speakers, attendees, and how to register, visit the conference page here. […]

  • Help Design Out Loneliness From The Workplace

    Does your workplace bring people together? Or do you feel its design actively pushes people apart? Loneliness at work is a growing problem, and although advances in technology make it easier than ever before to be connected to others, in reality people are feeling increasingly isolated from their peers. IQL, in collaboration with British Red […]

  • The Auditorium of the Future

    At our recent Design and Management of Learning Environments conference, Ian Stickland of Charcoalblue spoke about his work designing and installing auditoriums, not just in learning environments and theatres, but also in workplaces. Whilst he covered the effects of the digital age in both the design and use of  lecture theatres and presentation spaces, even […]

  • From user-needs to construction: how Olympic House became a reality

    From Day 1, the new HQ for the International Olympic Committee, Olympic House in Lausanne, has been positioned not only as a construction project but also as a transformation project by the IOC. As a result, a user centric approach was implemented to define the needs which were the basis for the international architecture competition […]

  • Nudge Theory and the Workplace

    In 2008 Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein published their book, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness.  ‘Nudge’ is a concept in behavioural science, political theory and behavioural economics which proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence the behaviour and decision making of groups or individuals. Nudging contrasts with other ways to […]

  • Drive Change and Innovate

    Mike Kelly, Library Space Development Manager at The University of Manchester Library, attended our Design & Management of Learning Environments Conference in London and subsequently published this blog post on the event. Here’s the first few paragraphs: read the post in full on the University’s Library Services Blog.  “I recently attended the Design and Management of […]

  • Machine Learning: The Heart of Seismic Productivity and Savings

    Online TV and video platform Netflix has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, to the point where its name is synonymous with binge-watching and great U.S. dramas. What many don’t know, however, is that according to McKinsey, the pioneering management consultancy, Netflix saved almost $1 billion in lost revenue by using machine learning […]

  • Live Blog – Design & Management of Learning Environments, 16 May 2019

    We’re blogging the day’s action from our Learning Environments Conference live, here, on Thursday 16 May 2019! Bookmark this page and follow the Live Blog from 9.45am! Join in with #LearnEnvConf Come along in person! You can register to attend anytime up until 9am on 16 May on this page. (If you have trouble viewing […]