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      Who are the most irritating people in your office?

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      Bob, John and Dave are the UK’s most irritating employees, with negative attitudes, lacklustre work ethics and an unwillingness to be team players. That’s according to a survey from Instaprint, which polled 1,000 British managers on the most irritating habits of UK employees, as well as revealing the top 10 names of the most hated […]

      How many non-work-related tasks do you do in the office each day?

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      Employees do 10 non-work-related tasks in the office each day, including holiday shopping, web browsing and doing online banking. A study of 2,000 office workers found 37 per cent have checked the menu of a restaurant they were planning to visit – while half will regularly check the weather outside when they should be working. […]

      Afternoon delight? Nearly one in five Brits have sex on their lunch break

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      Nearly a fifth (18%) of Brits are having sex on their lunch break, with Monday being the most popular weekday for such, um, activities. The study also revealed that those working in media/marketing were the most likely to hook up at lunchtime, with 21% admitting to having sex between 11am and 2pm. Civil servants and […]

      Remote working is ‘transforming the digital economy’

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      UK businesses are being advised to ensure they are ready to accommodate the rise of remote working – or risk being left behind. The advice follows the publication of a new guide to remote working, produced by utilities and communications specialist Glide, which contains new research, predictions and guidance for businesses. Between 2008 and 2018, there was a […]

      43% say becoming buddies with management helps get promotions

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      Over two in every five office workers believe making friends with the management helps them get promoted at work, but over a quarter struggle to make any friends in the office. That’s according to research conducted by B2B furniture ecommerce site Furniture At Work, asked 2,000 UK office workers about how they deal with friendships and social events in the workplace.  43% of Brits said that cosying up to management was a way of […]

      24% of 25-34 year-olds have been involved in an office romance

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      Recent research into changing attitudes towards office romance has revealed that nearly a quarter (24%) of people aged 25-34 have had a long-term relationship with a colleague – this is compared to just 12% of over 65s.   As well as relationships, sex between colleagues is becoming more common. 29% of 25-34-year-olds said they have had a one-night stand with someone at work, with just 12% […]

      Mince pies in the office yet? You probably work in Liverpool

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      Liverpool residents will eat more mince pies this Christmas than anyone else in the country. A ‘mince pie map’ of the UK, based on a survey of 2,000 adults, revealed Liverpudlians will munch down 20 mince pies per person this festive season. This is five pies more than the national average of 15 – and […]

      Blokey #bantz at work ‘dying out’

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      Research by culture change business Utopia and The Hobbs Consultancy has found men’s expectations of themselves have shifted. 71% of men report they still feel the need to be the main financial provider for their family, yet almost half – 46% – claim that it’s now also their responsibility to be the primary carer to their […]

      Flexible co-working ‘fuelling office romances’

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      It used to be down to catching the eye of your suitor at the water cooler, but now with the influx of co-working super offices with an average of 700 members per building, office romances are hitting record levels. Daily networking opportunities, huge open plan co-working areas and free beer are some of the features […]

      Are you a desk jockey? 50% of us listen to music while we work

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      Britain is a nation of ‘desk jockeys’ – with half of employees listening to music while they work. That’s according to a study of 2,000 UK workers, which found many slip on headphones as soon as they sit down in a bid to concentrate more – or block out colleague’s chit-chat. A third even think […]