The threat of a total UK shutdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak is being welcomed by some employees seeing it as a ‘free holiday’. That’s according to straw poll carried out by office provider Offices.co.uk, which says some of our workforce is viewing a shutdown as an opportunity to have ‘two weeks off work’. “I […]
Coronavirus: UK employees ‘see shutdown as a free holiday’
Coronavirus: Productivity and security at risk from remote working
By Stuart Dickinson, COO at eacs Although the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is itself grabbing the headlines, the impact it is having on UK businesses, both big and small, is still unclear. In light of the recent contagion across Europe, organisations are starting to respond by implementing remote working strategies, but how well will businesses cope if most staff are self-isolating or avoiding travelling to the workplace? According to eacs, leaders in […]
Are you wasting time on valueless tasks?
On average, business decision makers from UK organisations waste 27% of their time at work on tasks that do not add critical value. That’s according to Vanson Bourne research commissioned by Dropbox – “The State of Collaboration” – which revealed that monotonous admin is starving UK businesses of innovation. The findings revealed that decision makers in […]
Listening to music at work ‘boosts productivity by 15%’
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 […]
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 […]