In the seventeenth century lawyers, civil servants and other new professionals began to work from offices in Amsterdam, London and Paris.
The history of the office illustrates not only how our work has changed but also how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological and social forces.
The fact is that romance will kindle at work, but there are things employers and employees can and should do to manage these situations.
Faced with the reality that romance will kindle at work, here are some things employers and employees can do to manage these situations.
Businesses are considering making the change from a formal review to regular feedback.
Finding the feedback balance is hard. Millennials are seeking more feedback while baby boomers tend to want to get on with the job.
It takes more than cocktails and table football to make a happy workforce. Respect and job security are vital.
With the intensity of competition across many industries, financial institutions such as ANZ need to be agile and respond to changes quickly to maintain business.
The agile working style was originally designed by tech companies for efficiency in software development but now one of Australia's big four banks wants to implement this.
Employees in the study were willing to put their own interests before their employers for money.
Employees in this study would forgo A$1 million for their employer, to gain as little as A$500 personally.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
Cultural differences between Eastern and Western employees in the workplace are a factor in the loss of company performance.
East Asian employees make up a sizeable portion of the workforce but they are often misunderstood as lacking in communication skills.
A shift to open-plan offices means interpersonal and influencing skills are more important than ever.
So-called 'soft skills' – including interpersonal skills, critical thinking and relationship-building – are rated as being important across all jobs and industries.
There are reasons to believe the promise of people analytics may not live up to the hype.
Despite its promises, people analytics has serious ethical implications and can adversely affect organisations and how people are treated at work.
Hot-desking tends to affect different employees differently – it tends to produce winners and losers.
Having a job plays an important role in our overall happiness – yet research also shows most of us are unhappy while we're at work.
Forcing women to wear high heels at work is discriminatory, but it will take more than the law to change dress codes.
Ford Motor Company's attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies today.
Burnout is a growing problem for the modern workplace. It has an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being.
Mike Ashley’s company is in the spotlight.
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Sports Direct is neither the first nor the last company to face a reputation crisis – and it can bounce back.
Shared work spaces can be counterproductive for the employees who work in them.
Research shows shared work spaces are not just distracting but bad for workplace friendships.
An increasing number of companies have well-being policies, but some can do more harm than good.
The pressure is often too much.
Rising suicides form part of the profound transformations in the workplace that have taken place over the past 30 years.
Two former IT professionals in Melbourne have recently opened a community makers workshop.
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Unable to produce high-quality, meaningful results in their paid work, people are increasingly looking to satisfy this need in their leisure time.