Workhome Blog

Jeremy Porteus: HAPPI Working from Home? Designing ‘work-ready’ housing

In this blog post, Jeremy Porteus – a member of our team and Chief Executive of the Housing Learning Improvement Network – provides an outline of how ten years since the original HAPPI report, the ten ‘care ready’ HAPPI design principles can be recalibrated to incorporate ‘work ready’ adjustments to accommodate a growing number of people of all ages, but especially in later life, who want or will be working from home or may require live in care and support, such as personal assistant, now or in future, to meet their changing work patterns and lifestyles.

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Howard Davis: Can, can’t and would – Part II

In this follow-up post to ‘People who can, people who can’t, and people who would if they could,’ Howard Davis analyses three common criticisms of home-based work and contemplates whether they in fact root in the traditional segregation of home and work we are so used to.

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Howard Davis: The ‘New Normal’: Parsing the Arguments

In response to a recent article in The Guardian – ‘Covid will force us to reimagine the office. Let’s get it right this time’ – Howard Davis discusses important issues about home-based work that deserve discussion: why the ‘new normal’ will not – and should not – be the ‘old normal’; the connection between productivity and ‘weak ties’; and why we should be prepared to embrace an evolving and flexible approach to designing for the brave new world of post-Covid-19 work.

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Howard Davis: Moving toward working at home: People who can, people who can’t and people who would if they could

The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed many people to work at home who are able to do so: the artists, consultants, and individual entrepreneurs of many occupations who had already been doing so, but also millions of people who had been working in offices. But the pandemic has also helped bring to light and emphasize the essential nature of work of many people who cannot work at home …

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