Is Hybrid Working the Future?

95% of office staff want some for of Hybrid Working

The world of work has changed radically. Hybrid working, a mix of working between the office and working from home is now an accepted norm for many. But is it here to stay and is it best for everyone? In this article we look at what hybrid working means and its benefits and challenges.

Future of the Workplace: The Data Driven Workplace

Future of the Workplace - The Data Driven Workplace

As we move into 2021 and look ahead to try and predict what the next trends will be within workplace strategy and what the future of the workplace will be, particularly in light of the Covid19 pandemic, it seems clear that technology has a huge role to play.  However, underlying any advances – technological or […]

Are sit-stand desks the solution to back pain at work?

Sit-stand desks have been hailed as the answer to back and neck pain at work, but what is the evidence that they are effective? This article from Personnel Today explores the hotly contested topic of sit stand, with comments from Colin Stuart on the matter.  “You don’t need a fancy desk to get your people to move about more, nor do you need any diktats from H […]

Avoiding the Desk Sentence – the dangers of Sedentary Behaviour

Colin Stuart, Managing Director of workplace consultancy, Baker Stuart, examines the dangers of long-term sedentary behaviour, explaining how changes to the workspace and company culture are vital in getting staff active. Usually when we hear shocking news, its best to be seated – but for the following you may wish to stand. In recent years, […]

Change in the Workplace –what motivates people at work?

Change in the Workplace

“For the vast majority of organisations their human capital is their most valuable and important asset… the workplace needs to be seen as an investment to unlock the value of this human capital.” Colin Stuart, Value Rhetoric and Cost Reality, 2012 Work places have evolved throughout history, but not always to the benefit of worker […]

With unlimited vacation, when will the work get done?

Unlimited Vacation

Richard Branson, the Virgin Group founder, was in the news recently as he had taken the bold move of giving his staff unlimited vacation time. But he is not the first to take such an enlightened step. A growing number of organisations are finding that by trusting their staff, the rewards to the business in […]

Reeducation, Reeducation, Reeducation: Graduates In The Workplace

Graduates and the office environment

As we have seen from our previous blog the design of the vast majority of modern workplaces has not evolved in 120 years. In this article, we question whether the design of our current workplaces is getting the most the new crop of “generation Z” graduates entering our workplace? Many modern workplaces are still designed on archaic “Taylorist” […]