Long hours, no extra pay: what it’s like to work in Japan

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Workers in Japan are struggling to overcome a culture of unpaid overtime and long hours which threaten their health and sacrifice family

Flexible workspace is the future, but it faces challenges

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At the BCA we continually question the way in which workplaces operate, those which lead and those which follow. This is a people-watching process as it is people, not companies, who drive change

Workplace mental health pushed to top of agenda

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Debilitating mental illness that wrecks lives and careers is increasingly being addressed as a workplace issue

Does workplace design really matter?

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It can be gimmicky, minimal or more conventional, but does office design matter when measuring staff wellbeing and productivity?

How to design a successful work space

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Six senior executives tell us how they designed their workspaces to improve processes, and foster employee creativity and happiness

Is stress at work always a bad thing?

Contrary to enlightened practice, attempting to eliminate all stress from the workplace may not be best for the individual or the organisation

Company cover for workplace wellness

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Companies are increasingly providing private health cover for employees in a bid to gain flexibility and convenience, while at the same time helping to relieve pressure on the NHS

Keeping up with the robots

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Automation may pose a threat to jobs, but it also puts an added psychological pressure on staff who have to keep pace with the robots