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The study showed that boosting the office temperature a little can save energy and keep office workers comfortable without sacrificing their cognitive performance. Mami Kempe / The Conversation

Chill out. A slightly warmer office won’t make it too hot to think

Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
A shift to open-plan offices means interpersonal and influencing skills are more important than ever. shutterstock

Lack of workers with ‘soft skills’ demands a shift in teaching

So-called 'soft skills' – including interpersonal skills, critical thinking and relationship-building – are rated as being important across all jobs and industries.
Open-plan offices may seem like a good idea but research shows they have a negative effect on employees. www.shutterstock.com

The backlash against open-plan offices: segmented space

An open-plan office is not all it's cracked up to be but the alternative, segmented spaces, has its downsides as well.

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