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What is the purpose of the office?


Reading Time: 6 mins
The return to the office debate is in vogue right now. It’s an obsession for many; and while a handful of notable businesses have announced a remote-first policy, most have signalled intentions to create a hybrid form of working.

The doughnut effect


Reading Time: 10 mins
Two Stanford economists have observed a ‘hollowing out’ of city centres across the United States, in favour of suburbia.

The open plan witch hunt – revisited


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With the swathe of workplace headlines currently in the press, we’ve revisited the age-old witch hunt of the open-plan office before it’s too late.

R-numbers: predicting the future


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James Munday is an infectious disease epidemiologist. With his work in the spotlight, what impact is it having on trend forecasting and government policy?

The home stretch


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When we finally return to the office, will the workplace experience be forever altered based on the home working experience? Dr Peggie Rothe shares Leesman’s latest findings.

From crisis to opportunity


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The pandemic has forced everyone, from churches and hospitality to corporate organisations, to reimagine the entire concept of their business.

Is this AI?


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Artificial intelligence is constantly evolving and occupying new spaces, making it hard to understand the extent to which AI plays a part in our lives.

Carol Sanford


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In the current corporate landscape, workplace hierarchies remain the norm. But what’s the alternative, and does it work? Carol Sanford takes a stand.

The world’s best workplaces


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Leesman+ organisations continue to show us how employee-centric workplaces lead to happier, healthier and more productive employees. In 2019, 22 organisations made the cut.

The creative imperative


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Building an environment that inspires creativity is more important now than ever before. Dr Michael Bloomfield breaks down how to do it.

Wilful ignorance?


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How do our instincts fuel workplace misconceptions? Dr Peggie Rothe analyses Hans Rosling’s Factfulness in relation to the workplace.

The complexity equation


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Dr Peggie Rothe analyses the relationship between role complexity and how well employees feel their environment supports them.

James Woudhuysen


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James Woudhuysen muses on what the design and architecture community can learn from the decline of Debenhams.

Dr Stephen Peake


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The natural world is changing. Professor Stephen Peake gives us his take on the adverse effects of climate change on businesses.

Damian Hughes


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Author and motivational speaker, Professor Damian Hughes unpacks leadership lessons from Pep Guardiola’s time at FC Barcelona.

Lessons in data mapping


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Data mining has become vital in tracking virus transmission. But what happens when a pandemic engulfs a whole country and threatens the globe?

Remote working and COVID 19


Reading Time: 8mins
As coronavirus spreads across the globe, human health and the global economy are suffering. But what are the implications to the workplace?

A memo from the future


Reading Time: 10mins
As organisations grapple with uncertainty, decisions making is happening at a pace many have never experienced.

A memo from the future P2


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How are we best placed to navigate through the logistical minefield of working out who returns to the office and when?