What are the challenges Japan faces in terms of elder care? Hiro Hirukawa: There are today 5,330,000 elders who need care in Japan. The number will continue to increase. The government forecasts that the country will be short of 370,000 caregivers in 2025. We need to find solutions to this grave problem. Robots may be part of the answer. Who is involved in this challenge? HH: First, the elders...
Date: Apr 12th 2017
Oriented Around Your Education “Exchange” was one of the primary aims of building student residences. Whether that exchange was trading knowledge in the traditional setting of the classroom, or in a less formal context such as restaurants, cafes or even the gym, the spaces are designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and help. Accessibility to classrooms outside teaching hours was also...
Date: Apr 12th 2017
How does this report differ from other ‘trend’ reports? The Global Workplace Trends Report 2017 is founded on the insight of Sodexo experts but draws on expert knowledge and experience from far and wide externally to test this insight and bring it to light: nearly 50 subject matter experts from the OECD, world class universities, the UN, leading consultancies and NGOs contributed. The result...
Date: Feb 9th 2017
West Virginia has certainly experienced its share of adversity –everything from major economic downturns to horrific natural disasters. And yet, the thing I love the most about this place is the resiliency of its people. Despite numerous hardships, West Virginians keep going—planning and working and moving toward a brighter future. Inspired by their example, I believe one of the most...
Date: Dec 7th 2016
How big an issue is workplace safety? Raphaelle Rouvroy: Around the world, a worker dies from an occupational accident every 15 seconds. That’s 321,000 people a year, from an estimated 317 million accidents at work! These International Labor Organization figures show the human cost of accidents, but there is also an economic price to pay. The ILO puts the cost of accidents and disease in the...
Date: Nov 30th 2016
The days of building raked lecture halls that face a massive podium are behind us. We know that the campus experience must be qualitative in order to retain students. So how can we design campuses to improve learning, engagement and provide space for integration? We can start by looking both at retention and student development. Does the configuration of rooms, age of the building, proximity to...
Date: Nov 29th 2016
One of the key takeaways of this survey is that assessing the user experience has become the "core function" of CRE professionals. What role do they now play in ensuring a healthy workplace? Rachel Permuth: When CRE professionals look at a corporation, they look at what’s going on at the building level – but they also examine the human aspect as well. This idea is really the heart of Sodexo’s...
Date: Oct 24th 2016
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