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How to hold attention: Distracted minds cost UK economy £19.9bn a year, QEII research reveals

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Scrolling on social media, checking messages, daydreaming and other distractions are costing the UK economy a staggering £19.9 billion each year, groundbreaking new research by The QEII Centre has revealed. The report: ‘The Distracted Economy: We are losing focus – how to hold attention and keep delegates engaged during business meetings and events’ commissioned by […]

How can tech boost productivity across different departments?

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Recent conversations around technology in businesses have been around artificial intelligence (AI) and automation of tasks, with a survey by Slack finding that 83% of desk workers believe it could enable them to produce more impactful work. AI is predicted to continue becoming more prevalent and integrate more into businesses across every sector. It could […]

Outdated and inaccessible information within businesses costs the UK economy over £25 billion a year

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Outdated and inaccessible information within some of the UK’s largest businesses is costing the UK economy a staggering £25 billion every year, with many existing learning resources considered “useless”, according to new research. The landmark global study, carried out by digital learning transformation firm OBRIZUM, surveyed 1,000 enterprise decision makers and 1,000 knowledge workers across […]

Using bank holidays to boost productivity

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With yet another bank holiday happening next week, UK employees are braced for some all-important extra days off. But what does that mean for productivity? For most, a four-day week still means five days’ worth of work. Coupled with the fact that many people take extra time off during public holidays, it can leave employees […]

Please step forward if you are an ambivert

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Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity in Leadership, talks about the advantages of being an ambivert. Would you know an ambivert if you met one? If you are someone who possesses both introverted and extroverted traits, and your behaviour can naturally shift depending on the environment you are in, then you might be the ideal candidate […]

Creating a Smart Working Environment: Strategies for Productivity

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The modern workplace is in a constant state of flux, and it’s more important than ever that employers create a smart working environment that promotes productivity and engagement. When employees are encouraged to work smarter, not harder, they can achieve the same results in less time, leading to a more productive and successful workplace. The […]

How businesses can benefit of employees bringing hobbies to work

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Dakota Murphey discusses a fairly new add-on to the tools of improving employee wellbeing, and ultimately workplace productivity. That’s business benefiting of employees bringing hobbies to work. We often think of hobbies as something that we do exclusively in our free time. Something for us to enjoy in the hours away from work. And it […]

Employee Appreciation Day: how Employers can show recognition to staff

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Employee Appreciation Day is arguably more important than ever this time around. Against a backdrop of the Great Resignation, a cost-of-living crisis and an uncertain economic future, employees want to feel that they are valued by their employer and that they are being rewarded for it. If not, you risk losing staff, as Blackhawk Network […]

Beat the back-to-work blues and keep your exercise resolution

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Here’s how to beat the back-to-work blues and keep your fitness resolution when you’re stuck in the office or home office. January is officially the bleakest month of the year. It’s cold outside, you’re broke and you’re stuck in the office making it difficult to kick-start your health and fitness resolution.  Just because you can’t […]

Beating Procrastination with five easy productivity techniques

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Beating procrastination, especially in this heat, is a real challenge for many of us. Kathy Soulsby from Personally Virtual shares her top five tips for productivity techniques you can fit into your day. Most PAs I know thrive on being busy. We love the fast pace of ever-changing diaries and get a kick from the […]

4 TikTok productivity hacks that are perfect for the office

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A viral video by @rajpatelofficial7 explaining the Four Quarters method has over 2.4 million views on TikTok. The method sounds simple — you simply divide your day into four equal parts that are four hours long each, comprising early morning, late morning, afternoon, and evening. By setting these rigid boundaries, you get two main benefits. […]

Indecisive at work or not so sure? You’re not alone…

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A poll of 2,000 adults found they spend an estimated three hours a day deciding what to have to eat, what time to go to bed and what to wear and watch. But the average adult admits to changing their mind twice per decision, with more than one in 10 (11 per cent) doing so […]

HOW TO: Set up your office based on your Myers-Brigg personality type

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Do you feel optimum productivity under the sound of silence, whilst a co-worker thrives with the pulsating beats of the office playlist? Maybe the vibrant #positivevibes prints on your colleague’s home office throw you off on Teams calls? There could be a reason for this – and it likely comes down to your personality type. […]

REVEALED: New formula for getting out the ‘right’ side of bed

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Boffins have come up with up with a formula to help get you out the right side of the bed in the morning (albeit endorsed by a leading cereal brand, other products are available!). It takes into account the factors that contribute to a good start in the morning, including the number of hours spent […]

Is flexible working the answer to workplace stress? 

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Matt Ephgrave, MD at Just Eat for Business, discussed the results of his company’s recent survey about stress at work. Work-related stress has skyrocketed in recent years and data suggest that a huge 17.9 million working days were lost to stress, anxiety or depression in 2019/20. This not only highlights workplace stress’ sheer scale, but […]

BACK TO THE OFFICE: Why we’re struggling to concentrate – and tips to improve focus

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During the pandemic working from home presented its own challenges when it came to distractions and troubles with maintaining concentration. Now, as Covid-19 restrictions have lifted, many businesses have returned to the hustle and bustle of in-office life. Though many of us have enjoyed being reunited with our colleagues and favourite commuter coffee shops, transitioning […]

Four budget ways to revamp your office space this spring

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Wouldn’t you rather work in an office space that motivates you and sparks your imagination? As we enter spring, there’s no better time to give your office space an update, and two interior designers have given their top tips on how. After all, 97% of workers believe their workplace symbolises how valued they are as […]

1 in 5 office workers hate submitting expenses – new survey

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Over a quarter (28%) of office workers wish that they didn’t have to submit expenses to recoup costs while at work, new poll data has revealed. The Inconvenient Expenses poll, conducted by Just Eat for Business on LinkedIn, reveals workers attitudes towards handling admin for expenditures like lunch, as well as finding out the average time it […]