Top 10 stories of the week

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1. Dirty desks and smelly lunches top list of office annoyances

Workers have revealed their top ten bugbears when it comes to office annoyances, with dirty desks, coughing and sneezing and lunch thieves proving to be the worst.


2. PA Life readers reveal how they dress for work

Asking our Twitter users if we’ve reached the end of the traditional business suit and how often our readers dress in formal attire for the office, the results were polarising.

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3. Has 2018 marked the end of the business suit?

This could be the year we see an end to traditional business attire, according to new research by Travelodge. Examining the modern workplace, Brits are more likely to be found sporting jeans and trainers than a full suit, with around 70% preferring to dress comfortably.


4. Crush your career blues

Here are some tips on how to boost your motivation at work throughout 2018.


5. Digital Edition: January/February 2018

This issue boasts features focusing on business travel, training and recruitment.

Digital Edition

6. How important was dry January?

As Dry January reaches its end, Lecturer in Post-registration Health Care at the University of Derby Gerri Mortimore is asking; is alcohol really all that bad?


7. Are we getting ruder and less cultured?

The UK is at risk of losing a ‘common culture’ and could become more demanding and arrogant, according to the annual Childwise monitor report.


8. Join the PA Life panel session at office* 2018

Dubbed How to take control of your own development, PA Life’s editor Jade Burke will be joined on stage by panellists Catherine Arden, theatre director, trainer and speaker, Ben Bushell, PA from the Dorchester Collection Academy, David Clubb, MD of Tate, and Hannah Jepson, EA from Facebook.

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9. Hands-on: ‘Handshake’ SRM Mouse review

PA Life’s Toby Cruse gets his hands on the latest ‘handshake’ ergonomic mouse by Dutch designer BakkerElkhuizen.

Mouse review


10. Venues of Excellence focusses on quality at annual conference

More than 100 delegates headed to the annual Venues of Excellence Conference in Leicester last week, where guests were given the opportunity to network, share best practice and plan for the New Year.