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Workplace Trends
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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; […]

  • 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 […]