A poll of 2,000 adults found a whopping 83 per cent regularly avoid expressing opinions or sharing personal revelations. These include “I don’t want to see any more pictures of your dog”, “eat with your mouth closed”, and “why haven’t you messaged me back?” But despite their reluctance to share their inner thoughts, 57 per […]
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Do you allow dogs into the office? 1 in 2 Brits would like to bring their furry friends into work…
There is no disputing that Britain is a nation of dog lovers, and with more and more people becoming dog owners over the last year, it’s understandable that new ‘pawrents’ may be concerned about leaving their four-legged friends at home now the time has come to return to the office. To investigate the growing number […]
Are you guilty of conducting one of the seven deadly office sins?
Designers have created an image of how the UK’s offices may look if staff members return to their old ways following Boris Johnson’s proposed ‘living with Covid’ plan. While some office workers might remain in masks in a bid to be considerate towards others, there are many cardinal sins illustrated which won’t be so well […]
Ah ha! Norwich revealed to have the UK’s worst bosses
Norwich, the home of Alan Partridge, who famously puts his personal assistant Lynn through hell, has been revealed as the bad boss capital of the UK, in a nationwide poll. The study revealed that a staggering 42 percent of Norwich workers have worked for a boss from hell, compared to a national average of 29 […]
REVEALED: The top 30 things Brits love most about their offices
A survey of 1,750 office workers revealed four in 10 are ‘thrilled’ to return to their place of work after spending much – or even all – of the pandemic working from home. A quarter are simply pleased to have a printer they can use, while one in 10 have been longing for someone else […]
FUN FACT: Fewer Brits wash their hands than before the pandemic…
Research released by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that fewer people wash their hands after visiting a public washroom now, than in 2018. Today’s findings come in spite of a government public information campaign that focused on handwashing to help prevent and slow the spread of Coronavirus throughout the pandemic. Just two thirds (66%) of […]
Top 20 most annoying things about being back in the office
As millions have returned to their workplaces, a new nationwide poll has revealed the things which are already driving us crazy about being back. And top of the list was the deeply unfair act of someone else taking credit for your idea (37 percent), with the heinous act of nicking a colleague’s lunch from the […]
How office design can affect productivity and spark creativity
Office spaces have a huge impact on both the productivity and creativity of employees. In fact, research has shown that the design and layout of the work environment are crucial in sparking inspiration and this translates into quality of work. So, the experts at PPL PRS have simply explained how to utilise office design to […]
81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working
New research from Chargifi reveals that since working from home, Gen Z and Millenials feel disproportionately isolated, and say it is negatively impacting their ability to build and develop relationships at work – and potentially harming their career progress. The survey of 2,000 US and UK office workers found that over two-thirds of workers aged […]
How precious are you about your office coffee?
A study of 2,000 adults found just under half would rather go thirsty and tired than let someone else make their coffee as they like it “just so”. It emerged 27 per cent are concerned others would make their drink too watery, one quarter worry it will be too strong and 14 per cent are […]
Office return ‘not enough’ for good social wellbeing
Experts from Tictrac say enabling consistent and meaningful interactions are still vital as employees return to the office, as physical proximity alone cannot foster significant social wellbeing. It comes as data from Aon found that less than 3 in ten employers (27%) say that virtual or remote working is a barrier to improving social wellbeing. The research […]
61% of offices don’t permit music – Does yours?
The office playlist can often lead to a heated debate. While some employees prefer to listen to music to get them through their 9-5, others wish to work in utter silence. But, according to new research1, over half (54%) of workers do favour music in the office. As many offices across the UK prepare to […]
Employee backlash predicted for 80% of businesses post-Freedom Day
80% of UK office workers could fight back against short sighted bosses who are not planning future place of work options or not preparing effectively for flexible working after Freedom Day (today, July 19th). That’s according to research from the UK’s largest online venue booking platform VenueScanner, based on survey responses from 1000 office workers, revealed […]
FREEDOM DAY: UK workers ‘hesitant’ to return to the office
Research commissioned by Chargifi has today revealed that despite restrictions being lifted, office workers in the UK are resistant to a full-time office return. The survey of 1,500 UK and US office workers found that over half of British workers (55%) still expect to spend fewer days in the office per week, with more than […]
Survey reveals how our workplace cuppas made us feel part of the team
More than 11 million of us are now homeworking as we live through the pandemic but while most of us have not missed their commute or having to wear a suit, we have really missed our office tea breaks, according to a new survey. The poll of more than 1000 Brits commissioned by the UK […]
What does the office mean to you?
By Brett Hill, distribution director, Towergate Health & Protection For many office workers, ‘going to work’ does not just mean going to do work, it means to go and be a part of a common space, with people who share similar objectives, in an experience that is distinctly separate from the rest of life. There […]
Taking a lunch break? Only 1 in 5 do
Just one in five workers use their lunch break to actually eat lunch every day – with others using the time to catch up on personal errands and browse social media instead. A study of 2,000 UK professionals found 79 per cent will tuck into their food as they work, so they can use their […]
Post-lockdown office conundrum: Is it professional to wear headphones at work?
For many, wearing headphones at work can be helpful, but for some it’s seen as unprofessional, unsociable or even rude. It can be tricky to work out the best way to keep everyone happy, so music licensing company PPL PRS Ltd have put together some advice to help you gauge whether you’re in the right or wrong […]