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It’s all about the journey

Reading time – 7 mins
The commute is now returning to the daily routine of employees. It’s time for organisations to investigate both the drivers and sentiments employees have with the commute to assist their future workplace strategies.

A memo from today

Reading Time: 10mins
Organisations must be empathetic, adaptable, and reactive to the dramatic changes they face; generational differences and the need for a fully inclusive workplace are just two in a long list they need to be aware of.

Changes: Turn and face the strange

Reading time: 7 mins
Kurt Lewin’s change model explains why employees embraced the change to remote working at the beginning of the pandemic; there was a clear perception that change was needed. Finding the ‘why’ behind your change will be harder this time around.

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.

What we get wrong about creativity

Reading time: 5 mins
Why are creativity and innovation comparable to muddling long-term relationships and bad farmers? A professor of innovation explains what we get wrong about these concepts – and how we can get it right.

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

Reading Time: 6 mins
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

Reading Time: 5mins
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

Reading Time: 10mins
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

Reading Time: 13mins
The pandemic has forced everyone, from churches and hospitality to corporate organisations, to reimagine the entire concept of their business.

Is this AI?

Reading Time : 1min
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

Reading Time: 4mins
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

Reading Time: 2mins
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

Reading Time: 7mins
Building an environment that inspires creativity is more important now than ever before. Dr Michael Bloomfield breaks down how to do it.

Wilful ignorance?

Reading Time: 6mins
How do our instincts fuel workplace misconceptions? Dr Peggie Rothe analyses Hans Rosling’s Factfulness in relation to the workplace.

The complexity equation

Reading Time: 6mins
Dr Peggie Rothe analyses the relationship between role complexity and how well employees feel their environment supports them.

James Woudhuysen

Reading Time: 5mins
James Woudhuysen muses on what the design and architecture community can learn from the decline of Debenhams.

Dr Stephen Peake

Reading Time: 4mins
The natural world is changing. Professor Stephen Peake gives us his take on the adverse effects of climate change on businesses.

Damian Hughes

Reading Time: 7mins
Author and motivational speaker, Professor Damian Hughes unpacks leadership lessons from Pep Guardiola’s time at FC Barcelona.

Lessons in data mapping

Reading Time: 9mins
Data mining has become vital in tracking virus transmission. But what happens when a pandemic engulfs a whole country and threatens the globe?