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New approaches to making the best use of your workspace

New approaches to making the best use of your workspace

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Changes to the way we work mean that offices are going unused and empty. What can organisations do to make better use of these spaces?

Can AI distract from the range of benefits that are there to be exploited in the Smarter Workplace?

Can AI distract from the range of benefits that are there to be exploited in the Smarter Workplace?

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The term AI, or Artificial Intelligence, was plucked from history and adopted in 1956 to describe the processing logic of a programmable computer. 

Revitalising the high street with smart working

Revitalising the high street with smart working

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The Centre for Cities thinktank has looked at 62 of the UK’s biggest cities and towns and found a strong link between high-skilled jobs and thriving high streets.

Is Smart Working contributing to rising levels of employee unhappiness and dissatisfaction?

Is Smart Working contributing to rising levels of employee unhappiness and dissatisfaction?

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The alarming speed at which levels of workplace happiness are dropping in fact coincides with rapid change in the way we work through growing adoption of Smart Working over the last five years.

Our response to BBC piece: “The rise of ‘presenteeism’ in the workplace”

Our response to BBC piece: “The rise of ‘presenteeism’ in the workplace”

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This is an interesting piece that highlights the potentially damaging impact a rigid and unsupportive workplace can have on the health and wellbeing of its employees.

Why your traditional workplace is putting off the next generation of talented employees

Why your traditional workplace is putting off the next generation of talented employees

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What’s wrong with the traditional office? Why would anyone be so put off by superficial design and what exactly are these missing amenities?

Smart Working in the community

Smart Working in the community

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Work has commenced on another of PLACEmaking’s Smart Working design solutions, transforming an outdated 1950’s Community Centre into a state-of-the-art technology enabled ‘Hub’.

Misplaced focus with Smart Working

Misplaced focus with Smart Working

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Are organisations focusing on the broader opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working or are they too focused on the practical technology and property related aspects?

The decline of the traditional office: Are smarter ways of working the replacement?

The decline of the traditional office: Are smarter ways of working the replacement?

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With the traditional office lease in demise, we take a look at what is emerging as a replacement in terms of smarter working.

Our response to BBC piece: “Emails read while commuting ‘should’ count as work”

Our response to BBC piece: “Emails read while commuting ‘should’ count as work”

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An interesting piece that exposes how ill prepared we are for rapid changes in the way we work. Aside from the research confirming that many employers still regard time spent physically in the office as being the ‘core day’ and time commuting to and from work as an employee’s ‘own time, the anecdotal comments by commuters expose key issues for debate.