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

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

Why Nature Matters

Continuing our series of guest blogs by speakers and supporters of our up-coming Workplace Trends Autumn Conference in London: People, Place, Performance, Vantage Spaces write about biophilia, health, wellbeing = business efficiency.  We know that the simplest things make a real difference. Walking into work to the smell of freshly ground coffee. Connecting with nature through … Continue reading Why Nature Matters

How much time do you lose to distractions?

Continuing our series of guest blogs by speakers and supporters of our up-coming Workplace Trends Autumn Conference in London: People, Place, Performance, neuroscience and sensory processing expert Tania Barney looks at the growing number of distractions around us, and what individuals can do to minimise their impact. Email alerts, social media, people walking by and colleagues … Continue reading How much time do you lose to distractions?