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  • FlowLight aims to stop interruptions at work
  • FlowLight aims to stop interruptions at work
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FlowLight aims to stop interruptions at work

“I know you’re busy, but do you have a second?” Interruptions during the work day can be a big problem for productivity, so researchers at the University of Zurich teamed up with ABB engineering to create FlowLight –  a traffic light system that monitors your busyness.



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    As well as hosting witty puns and political rants, Twitter is a stage for people’s humblebrags about a lack of free time. Canvas8 spoke with Neeru Paharia, assistant professor at Georgetown University, to find how busyness serves as a social marker, and what this could mean for brands.

  • Article image One Carter Lane: boosting wellbeing in the office

    It might look like a regular office block from the outside, but One Carter Lane is more than just a place where people spend their nine-to-five. As the first building in Europe to gain WELL certification, the project was built from the ground up with the wellbeing of its future occupants in mind.

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    The gap in economic opportunity between the sexes is the worst it’s been since 2008. And new research reveals that – while men do 34% more paid work – if you include unpaid labour like housework, childcare and care for older people, women work 39 more days a year than men. 

  • Article image Who wants to work in an office?

    The office is changing. New technology means employees are more mobile, affecting the physical and cultural dynamics. By 2020, freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce, and rent-an-office spaces and cafés are meeting this new need. So what will the office of the future look like?