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    Want business success? Design a better office

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    A YouGov survey commissioned by Oktra has highlighted the importance of office environments to worker productivity.  Research of over 2,000 British employees across three different generations found that less than half (43%) believe the design of their workplace encourages innovation and creativity – a substantial statistic to consider, especially for creative and tech companies. With […]

    CIPD: AI and automation could increase job opportunities

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    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have a widespread but mixed impact on jobs, new CIPD research shows. Overall, the says the introduction of these new technologies at work will see job opportunities grow, by enhancing roles, employee skills and their pay. However, lack of thought and planning on how people and […]

    UK employees ‘hardest working in the EU’

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    Workers in the UK are putting in the longest hours in the EU, according to new TUC analysis. Full-time employees in Britain worked an average of 42 hours a week in 2018, nearly two hours more than the EU average – equivalent to an extra two and a half weeks a year. Britain’s “long-hours culture” […]

    Addicted to work? here’s how to recognise the symptoms

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    As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Officesexplores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work addiction.  Last month, a new study by TUC had highlighted UK workers work the longest hours in the EU with […]

    Bring Take That to the office to improve productivity

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    Two-thirds (66%) of UK office workers think listening to music at work is a ‘must have’, with the top three reasons stated as: mood improvement (35%); increased productivity (25%) and helping them to relax (24%). Research from flexible office specialist Workthere has found that the genres that are the most popular for boosting productivity, are: […]

    Procrastination: A £345 billion problem

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    Procrastination costs the UK economy a staggering £345 billion each year, with £1.3bn worth of time wasted every day by people daydreaming, shopping online, texting or taking cigarette breaks. A new survey says workers in the UK spend almost three hours of their working day procrastinating, with the average person wasting £10,605 of their employer’s money […]

    Better workplace design = More productivity

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    Phil Sugden, Director at flexible workspace expert Portal, explores the ways CEOs can design their workspace to boost productivity and attract talent, while also keeping costs to a minimum… The workspace of today has evolved far beyond the conventional office portrayed in popular culture, which are typically comprised of sterile white cubicles and grey carpet […]

    Ever suffered from IT rage? You’re not alone

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    Almost eight million Brits have broken gadgets – in a fit of rage, a study found. Research revealed 15 per cent have run out of patience with their troublesome tech at one time or another and have attempted to destroy it as a result. Typically those polled will endure 63 IT issues a year – […]

    Cold winters lower productivity levels

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    More than two-thirds of workers believe they are less productive and have lower concentration levels during the winter season compared to the warmer summer months. Today, Blue Monday, is statistically the day of the year when most people feel unproductive and unmotivated. So, it may come as no surprise that the cold weather is among […]

    How to boost your productivity when working from home

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    Working from home is an option that is becoming increasingly popular with people that have long commutes, we take a look at the top ways to boost your productivity while working from home. By 2020 more than 50 per cent of the UK workforce will work remotely, with nearly 1.5 million employees currently ditching the […]