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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.

How will technology change smart working, and what will ‘going to work’ look like 10 years from now?

How will technology change smart working, and what will ‘going to work’ look like 10 years from now?

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The way we work has been changing steadily since the introduction of the personal computer in the 1970s. By the turn of the millennium, laptop users were able to work from multiple locations but it was the game-changing iPhone – combining cloud computing with communication – which revolutionised the ability to work remotely and on the move.

Do we really need to build any more office buildings?

Do we really need to build any more office buildings?

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Is the open plan corporate office still the preferred choice, or does it better reflect a way of working and a work culture that should remain in the 80s and 90s?

Could Smart Working change our urban landscapes?

Could Smart Working change our urban landscapes?

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There’s a common assumption that older buildings, and especially those with a heritage listing, are uneconomical and difficult to use as modern workplaces.

PLACEmaking’s guide to Smart Working Etiquette

PLACEmaking’s guide to Smart Working Etiquette

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What are the new etiquettes to help us be a good co-worker? Follow our suggested do’s and don’ts and you won’t go too wrong!

Should we all take Elon Musk’s lead and just walk out of bad meetings?

Should we all take Elon Musk’s lead and just walk out of bad meetings?

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A leaked email from Elon Musk to staff at the Tesla plant in California, published by Elektrek suggests a number of ways that staff can contribute to increasing productivity.

Why is the ‘office’ a big turn off for 18-24 year olds?

Why is the ‘office’ a big turn off for 18-24 year olds?

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According to research by Mindspace, 21% of 18-24 years olds have turned down a job offer because of the design of the employer’s offices and/or lack of amenities.

Bristol’s Smart City Operations Centre is an award winner

Bristol’s Smart City Operations Centre is an award winner

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We are thrilled to announce that Bristol’s Smart City Operations Centre, designed by PLACEmaking and opened in October 2017, was a winner of the Smart City (Judges Choice) category at the Mobile World Congress GLOMO awards last week.

The rationalisation of the UK public sector’s extensive office estate

The rationalisation of the UK public sector’s extensive office estate

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Alison White, co-founder of PLACEmaking, details her perspective on the rationalisation of the nationwide public sector’s extensive and expensive office estate.

Transformation of Bristol City Council’s City Hall – questions and answers

Transformation of Bristol City Council’s City Hall – questions and answers

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We had a great day at Govnet’s recent Assets and Estates Management Conference 2017 – thank you to everyone who joined us at our seminar and those who came and chatted to us at our stand.