Listening to music at work can improve productivity by 15 per cent, an experiment has revealed. A study of 2,000 workers found half listen to music at their desk – with some bosses encouraging it while others are actively against it. In response, classical entertainment station Scala Radio teamed up with psychologist Dr Becky Spelman […]
Listening to music at work ‘boosts productivity by 15%’
Are you a desk jockey? 50% of us listen to music while we work
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 […]
And the most productive working day of the week is…
The majority of UK office workers are most productive in the middle of the morning between 10am and 11am. Furthermore, when Workthere asked survey respondents about their productivity, almost a third (31%) said they feel the same level of productiveness every day. However, when breaking the results down on a day-by-day basis, the top three […]
Five apps to increased productivity
Have you ever sat down at your desk, switched on your computer, opened your emails and then stared blankly at the screen not knowing what to do next? Yep, we’ve all been there. And in our increasingly ‘always on’ working world, the volume of distractions can be overwhelming. But there is help out there – […]
Does your office have ‘sick building syndrome’?
Meetings are making us sick, according to a new survey from business technology outfit Remark Group. Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the nineties, but new findings in the Remark Group’s ‘Air Quality and Wellbeing at Work’ 2019 survey shows that it may well be making an unwelcome comeback. […]
Why being ‘always on’ can reduce productivity
By Helen Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Benenden Health We live in a world that is obsessed with technology. On average we check our phones 85 times a day. For some, it’s the first thing they do when they wake up. This obsession has certainly affected the way some businesses operate. Employees are able to make phone […]
Should parents be allowed to bring their children to work during summer holidays?
By Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer The summer holidays can be a struggle for working parents as they look to put in place childcare arrangements whilst the schools are shut. During this time, employers will likely see an influx of requests for annual leave and may have to not allow some of their […]
What motivates millennials in the workplace?
AXA PPP healthcare offers advice on retaining millennial workers in a business and how you can begin to find out what they want from the job they are in.. Although it’s important to treat each employee as an individual regardless of their generation, a report by American Express found some common themes when it came […]
Do you have a ‘side hustle’ outside of work? You’re not alone
Millions of Brits have a ‘side hustle’ job to pursue their passions – and make a few quid on the side, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults in full-time employment found one in four are working ‘5 to 9’ on the side… after arriving home from their ‘9 to 5’. It also emerged […]
Working from home today? Here’s how to stay focused
In these soaring temperatures (and even as a general trend), employers are being encouraged to allow employees to work from home. Indeed working from home is more popular than ever, with 40% of people now taking the opportunity to do so at least once a week. With this in mind, Monster has created some tips on ‘how […]