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Recommended Reading
A selection of our favourite books, many of them authored by our Workplace Trends friends and speakers. We hope you enjoy them!

Elemental Change: Making Stuff Happen When Nothing Stands Still
Neil Usher

Where is My Office?: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century
Chris Kane

Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment
Dave Cheshire

The Human Workplace: People-Centred Organizational
Andy Swann

The Elemental Workplace: How to create a fantastic workplace for everyone: The 12 Elements for Creating a Fantastic Workplace for Everyone
Neil Usher

Nature Inside: A biophilic design guide
 William D. Browning and Catherine O. Ryan

Your Second Phase : Reclaiming work and relationships during and after Menopause
Kate Usher

The Energized Workplace: Designing Organizations where People Flourish
Perry Timms

Future Office: Next-generation workplace design
Nicola Gillen

Biomimicry in Architecture
Michael Pawlyn

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado Perez

Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Developing and Executing an Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Charlotte Sweeney

Creating Emotionally Intelligent Workspaces: A Design Guide
Edward Finch and Guillermo Aranda-Mena

Space for Creative Thinking: Design Principles for Work and Learning Environments
Christine Kohlert and Scott Cooper

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Based in the UK, Workplace Trends, along with our international partners, we run ground-breaking events for workplace professionals who want to be at the forefront of work and workplace new thinking. We examine up-coming trends and best practice which enable people and their places of work to be happy, healthy and productive.

Delegates typically include a mix of workplace consultants, occupiers and managers, designers, architects and suppliers.

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  • Ensuring Employees Are Happy When Returning to Work

    It’s been a tough year for businesses across the globe, with the number of people working from home rising from 21% to 25% in October, and tighter lockdowns only strengthening this trend. By the same token, the news that Pfizer’s vaccine is 90% effective has given the stock market a major boost, indicating that the world […]

  • 5 Tech Giants Showing Confidence in the Office Space Market

    You’ll have a difficult job browsing content platforms nowadays without coming across articles focusing on – or at least alluding in some way to – the working from home revolution. A whole host of companies, including Twitter, have announced that they will allow staff to continue WFH permanently if they wish, following its success throughout lockdown. […]

  • The Attendee Experience With Our Hopin Virtual Conference

    Ahead of our Workplace Trends: Success in Uncertain Times virtual conference (15 October 2020) on the Hopin Platform, one of our founders, Maggie Procopi, recorded this short orientation video as a show-round for attendees. 

  • Biomimicry — Not all sharkskins and honeycombs

    Over recent years at our Workplace Trends Conferences, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome leading lights Michael Pawlyn and later Richard James MacCowan to speak on biomimicry, as well as Bill Browning and Oliver Heath on biophilia. They enthralled audiences with tales of how the natural world can solve human problems through design solutions (biomimicry) […]

  • Getting the best from our virtual events

    Hopefully in 2021 Workplace Trends and other event organisers will be able to run physical conferences again. Most likely they will all be hybrid events, with a mix of virtual and real life experiences – something we’ve been particularly working towards for a few years now. Covid has just accelerated us in this direction. This […]

  • Workplace Design – Recollection not Revolution

    Guest post by Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his rather ambiguous announcement last Sunday on his Covid-19 exit strategy. There have been plenty of previous posts from the workplace industry anticipating the announcement and how redesigning the office is the solution. But I firmly believe that we already have the […]

  • The Case for Active Travel

    Guest post by Maggie Procopi, Workplace Trends Yesterday (Saturday 9 May 2020) U.K. transport secretary Grant Shapps announced what he called a “once in a generation” £2 billion plan to boost cycling and walking both during and after the lockdown. Upmost in his mind must be the need for workers to return to their offices […]

  • Thoughts on Covid-19: Things Have Changed

    Guest post by Ian Baker, Head of Workplace Consulting, EMCOR UK “People are crazy and times are strange,I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range,I used to care, but things have changed.” (Bob Dylan – Things Have Changed, 2000) Just before this current situation got ‘very real’ I read that when we look back on […]

  • Workplace Design Challenges Post COVID-19

    Guest post by Francisco Vazquez, 3g Smart Group and Workplace Trends Iberia COVID-19 has not only put our healthcare system in tension, but has also come to question the traditional model of face-to-face work that exists in most companies. The pandemic we are experiencing has made telework the new normal for millions of people and it is foreseeable that […]

  • The role of workplace in organisational recovery

    Guest post by Tim Oldman, Leesman In late February I was swapping messages with a friend in Switzerland. I had a new client project brewing in the city where she lives so I’d have a good excuse to be there in the next few weeks. That meant she and I had an excuse for dinner […]