How can we rewild the workplace?

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By Futures Centre / 03 Mar 2016

This article is part 1 of 3 in "Rewilding the workplace" - our Futures Centre discussion topic of the month. Continue the discussion with part 2 "What can workplace design learn from nature?" and continue the discussion in part 3 with the full analysis. 

Digital capabilities are revolutionising the world of work. Much mainstream debate is about job loss: where will the jobs of the future come from? But there’s also the question of how we will work. Can we work in ways that enhance our health and wellbeing — and even that of the planet?

Tell us in the discussion here, read more in our annual publication The Long View, and join us in Singapore with authors Paul Hawken and Janine Benyus to discover how nature’s models can transform commerce and help us tackle one of our greatest challenges: climate change.

RSVP: Learning from Nature, National University of Singapore, 5.00–6.30pm, Tuesday 8 March 2016.

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Offices to be cool, must have lots of good ventilation open windows, surrounded by plants. Not prisons with stale air and air cons, secondly, STOP serving canned drinks and coffee "pod" coffee!! find earth friendly options like this http://www.sodastream.sg/. Have a yoga session before work in the "green Space" a "laugh" session in e afternoon a game session, could be singing, no electronic devices, dumb charades, once a week..reduce paper wastage" there's a lot that can be done.. But we need to put our lives on PAUSE, re boot and work in that direction.

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There is an increased awareness in communities that getting back the Green cover is the only way to reverse the catastrophic Climatic change already set in motion. But adoption of Green Technologies in the Developing World continues to be a challenge because these are highly manpower intensive economies which will have spiralling unemployment when the latest in AI, IOT & Automation is introduced. The Costs of the Green Technologies are also quite high. The best way to counter this shift is rapid industrialization & upgrading skill levels of the work-force which can convert this challenging situation into one of Opportunity.
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Agree! Are you aware of any effective initiatives to upgrade skills, Francis?
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