future financial workplace
Publication of a new report on the future of the financial workplace
Unwork and DTZ are proud to announce the publication of their joint report on innovation in the banking sector. The Future of the Financial Workplace studies the future of work, workplace, property and workstyles in the financial services industry.
The launch event for the report took place on 30 September 2014 at the Gherkin. Video highlights of the event are available here:
To find out more about how the future of the financial workplace will impact your business, please contact Luke Connoley.
food at work
Unwork with our partners Zurich Insurance Group and Sodexo are conducting an exciting major research initiative to look at the future of food in the workplace.
Our project will create a new, global perspective that investigates a broad agenda from the link of food to wellbeing, performance and health through to the interior design, provision and economics of food and drink in the modern workplace. It will build a body of knowledge from analysis, global case studies and data gathering to create a new vision for the future of food at work.
Our final report will be published in 2014. Click here for more information and to get involved with this exciting study.
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what is unwork?
The Future of Work
We specialise in creating the business case for new ways of working, challenging the established patterns of work and enabling businesses to understand the opportunity from agile working and alternative ways to organise work.
We focus on all aspects of the future of work – where people, place and technology meet. We are particularly interested in activity based working (ABW), change management and understanding the technology enablers required.
We believe there are six key forces shaping the future of work, which we use to create a vision of the future of work for our clients:
(1) Demographics and intergenerational working
(2) Psychology and behaviour – company culture and workstyles
(3) Space – property and workplaces
(6) Travel and the city
We provide unrivalled knowledge of global innovation in work and the workplace.
We specialise in…
New Ways of Working, Activity Based Working, Disruptive Technology, Change Management, Agile working, Innovation
Space to Work, New Office Design
by Philip Ross & Jeremy Myerson
The first comprehensive analysis of emerging office design practice to support and enhance the performance of knowledge workers. Featuring a wide range of international workplace architecture and interior schemes that are leading the way in this important area, set within a unique conceptual matrix that provides a framework for thinking about new strategies for reinventing office space.