WeWork wanted to be a lot more than a shared workspace.
Adam Neumann both controlled and managed the co-working company he founded in 2011. A finance scholar explains why that can be a serious problem in venture capital-backed startups.
An office open enough to bring you out in a cold sweat.
Open plan offices can suck the life out of workplaces. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Politics are creating divides in the office.
The midterm elections have put America's political divide front and center, increasingly invading the work space and stressing out employees.
Employers can encourage employees to be more active through office design.
Research shows that corporate wellness programs don't really work. If companies want to boost employee health they should consider designing the workplace to encourage the right behaviour.
Green and healthy,
Ventilation and natural light are two simple measures which can make buildings better for people to live and work in.
Most modern offices contain a surprising amount of harsh chemicals. If you're heading back to work, check out our list of the best plants to clean the air (and reduce stress).
The use of big data at work could promote well-being – but only in very specific conditions.
While office workers often worry they sit too long while on the job, research suggests standing at work increases the risk of heart disease.
Annoyed you don't have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
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Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
Better office design is not just about shaping space around tasks we do.
Business Briefing: a better to design an office.
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Research shows that many building codes don't designate the maximum number of people that should fit in an office, but that's not the only problem with standard office design.
Open-plan offices may seem like a good idea but research shows they have a negative effect on employees.
An open-plan office is not all it's cracked up to be but the alternative, segmented spaces, has its downsides as well.
Hot or not? Collaborative workspaces are increasingly common for offices, but also have implications for the employer and the employee.
Office space is one of the largest costs associated with running a business, which is why hot desking, where employees choose from a selection of available work sites rather than having an assigned workspace…