This article was a collaborative, global effort among Maria João Ribeirinho, Jan Mischke, Gernot Strube, Erik Sjödin, Jose Luis Blanco, Rob Palter, Jonas Biörck, David Rockhill, and Timmy Andersson. The construction industry, and its broader ecosystem, erects buildings, infrastructure, and industrial structures that are the foundation of our economies and are essential to our daily lives.
Discussions of the labor outlook in Europe are understandably overshadowed by the impact of the novel coronavirus crisis. A discussion paper by the McKinsey Global Institute, The future of work in Europe (PDF-1MB) takes a longer-term view of the situation, to 2030.
The harrowing reach of Covid-19 has prompted a surge in big urban thinking. Some of this has been cautionary in nature – warnings against long-term changes in privacy norms or reactionary rethinking about densification. Haunting images of empty cityscapes seem to embody the fear that urban space will be permanently marked by the ravages of the disease.
The call center on the 11th floor of this 19-story office building in downtown Seoul had a layout that would look familiar to many a white-collar worker: Long rows of shared desks line each side of the open floor, with a handful of smaller meeting rooms and private offices tucked into the corners.
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt says companies will need more office space after the pandemic, not less – Business Insider
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt thinks that office space will be in greater demand after the coronavirus pandemic subsides. During an appearance on “Face the Nation” on Sunday, the 65-year-old said he thought the desire for social distancing within offices would place a premium on office space.
Burberry store in China | Source: Burberry TORONTO, Canada – Retail is facing a monumental problem that no one seems to want to talk about. It’s that the entire economic model of revenue and profitability for retailers and the suppliers they do business with is collapsing under its own weight and soon will no longer function.
Gone are the days of employees trapped in isolated booths, heads down with little social interaction. For many businesses, gone still is the ubiquitous open-plan style that followed. Instead, office design has shifted towards flexible working, with spaces to suit different needs, such as co-working and collaboration, socialising and private research.
Things are going from bad to worse in the world at the moment. I’ve been in total lockdown for nearly two weeks, and it looks like you’re all about to join me, if you haven’t done so already!
Fintech deals and dollars are falling quarter over quarter, reflecting broader market uncertainty and potentially tough times ahead. We examine where startups in the space go from here. Fintech has been on a tear over the past couple of years, with record funding levels and rising valuations.