Some workers are putting in hundreds of hours of overtime, leading to heart attacks and suicides. So the government is finally taking action.
And we (Americans) think we have it bad: Japan even has a word for working to death... http://sco.lt/...
Remote workers belly up to their home webcams to join the, err, fun and games at corporate holiday bashes; desk-dancing to Wham!
With people working everywhere and anywhere, it's more important than ever to find ways to bring them together, even if it has to be virtual.
Housing styles emerge slowly and typically appeal first to cutting-edge architects, builders, and interior designers. As a trend spreads and gains wider interest, it may go mainstream, become almost ubiquitous, and eventually lose its star power.
The same technology that has made us more mobile, may reduce the need for dedicated home office space.
According to a recent study, “The Impact of Green Buildings On Cognitive Function”, certified green buildings improve human health and cognitive abilities compared with similar buildings that are not certified.
Though the study size was small (only 109 subjects), it's good to see some rigor around measuring the results of healthy buildings.
Europe's highest court has ruled that for employees who do not have a fixed place of work the "time taken to travel to and from work at the beginning and end of each day should count as working time."
The same kinds of conversations are taking place in the U.S. Unfortunately, policies have not kept up with the changing ways we work.