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Research featured on BBC Look North

Dr Mathew Davis (LUBS) was interviewed about the growth in office space in Leeds, despite the fact that fewer people are commuting to the office compared to before the pandemic.  He discussed the move towards less but better office space and the implications of hybrid working and work from home for the future workplace. You...

Talk to Smarter Working Practitioner Group

Dr Matthew Davis shared (24th January 2023) the Adapting Offices research findings and gave guidance regarding implementing hybrid working and what this means for smarter working for the cross public-sector Smarter Working Practitioner Group hosted by the Government Property Agency.

Research Featured in Yorkshire Post

Imbalance of home and office working causing issues for employees, new research finds... The Yorkshire Post have published an article discussing the implications of our research into hybrid working. The article discusses the tension between managing hybrid misfits and the benefits of spending time in the office. You can read more about the research and...

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COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns made most office-based staff become homeworkers overnight. This disruption has changed employees' and organisations' preconceptions of what a workplace is. In a much broader sense, a reflection is spurred on what "go to work" means and how we will work in the future.

This is exciting and has the potential to improve both the experience of work for employees and to drive innovation in the design of offices and ways of working. Our research examines the implications of these changes, provides advice for organisations looking to create hybrid workplaces and develops an evidence base for what the impact is on employee behaviour.

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