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If a return to the office is on the cards, both employers and employees have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19 spread.
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.
And how companies can let dogs in without scaring off any humans.
Workplaces the world over tune their thermostats to 22C, because this supposedly optimises mental performance. But the factors that underpin a productive office are much more complicated.
Many of our offices are filthy, which doesn’t just trigger a sense of disgust but can make us sick.
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%.
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.