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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 […]

How to keep up with new tech – and the importance of upskilling

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Rosemary Parr, Founder of the Global PA Association & Training Academy, discusses the growing importance of Office Assistants as we emerge from the pandemic with new ways of working and an increased focus on technology… We are now starting to adjust to life post-Covid and as such we are in the midst of a transformation […]

UK lagging behind when it comes to work-life balance

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Whilst some people may enjoy the constant hustle and bustle of business, others may prefer a quieter life, with as little work to worry about as possible. We all just want to be happy and it’s safe to say our jobs can have a huge effect on this.  When looking at the World Happiness Scores […]

How positive thinking impacts our performance

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Research has shown that we are around 31% more productive when we are positive than when we are stressed. 70% of our thoughts are negative and many of us still suffering with anxiety and burnout as a result of the pandemic, so how can we use positivity in the workplace, especially at a time like […]

Workplace procrastination: Why we do it and how to kick the habit

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Many of us are guilty of leaving certain tasks until the last minute while at work – whether that be a new assignment or a particularly challenging task. However, falling into a habit of procrastinating can be a slippery slope and extremely frustrating and disheartening for those who procrastinate regularly. A recent study by Lenstore found one […]

UK employers and the four-day week

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By Amie Crowther-Bali, HR Co-Ordinator, ZEDRA… Reducing the working week to four days rather than five could be a great benefit for employees and is something that is currently being trialled throughout dozens of companies in the UK. The trial is spearheaded by the 4 Day Week campaign and run by researchers at Cambridge and […]

Lessons learned and future outlooks: Remote working is here to stay

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By Jürn-Christian Hocke, Interim Head of Faculty of Arts at Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) Before the pandemic forced companies and businesses to move most of their work remotely, there were (generally very widespread) concerns about the home office among both staff and management. You would idle away all your time and not […]

Four-day week working critical to post-pandemic economic growth, says business leader

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Businesses can fuel their post-pandemic growth by implementing a four-day week working model, according to the experience of one technology consultancy. London tech recruitment consultant THRYVE has reported a 31.9 per cent boost in sales since introducing a shorter working week in 2021. At the same time, customer satisfaction ratings based on service quality and […]

How to build a strong team spirit when working apart

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By Green Hat Games Happy teams with a strong team spirit are more productive and work better together. But how we can build a strong team spirit when many of us are working apart? Researchers at MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory found that the best predictors of a team’s performance were the levels of energy and social […]

Workplace stress and anxiety leads to productivity drop, reveals new employee wellbeing report

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A study of 2,200 UK employees has revealed that two thirds of people (67.2%) are experiencing moderate to high levels of stress and that 28% have seen their productivity negatively impacted by high stress levels in the last two years. Data released by national workplace wellbeing provider Champion Health gives an insight into the mental […]

Caution sounded over 4-day working week trials

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Trials of a four-day working week in the UK launched this week, with several companies taking part in the six-month experiment. Employees will work four days a week instead of the traditional five with no cut to their pay for the duration of the experiment, which aims to see look at the effect a 4-day […]

5 ways to motivate yourself WFH that you might not have thought of…

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Forgetting the classic 9-5 and putting on computer restrictions could be the secret to being more productive when working from home, according to career experts. With millions of Brits now regularly working from home, office furniture  retailer, Furniture At Work, has gathered together advice from several experts on maintaining productivity in the home office. Rather than […]

London 50% more productive than any other UK region – but why?

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London is over 50% more productive than any other region in the UK, according to new research from Durham University Business School. With the Government’s plans to level-up the rest of the UK, and ensure that there is little disparity between the various regions of the UK when it comes to work, wages and opportunities, […]

Signs That You’ve Got A Good Boss

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Numerous studies have shown that almost 80% of employees are likely to quit their jobs due to ungrateful bosses. Thousands of organisations in the UK, and worldwide, have proven that no company can grow without growing its leaders first. The success of an organisation or venture relies on the performance of its employees. Therefore, leaders must treat […]

It’s time for the Great Re-engagement

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2021 was full of talk about ‘the great resignation’ with people purported to be leaving their jobs in droves as one of the consequences of Covid inspired them to want and expect more from their employers.  For some businesses this may have driven change but for others change has not been so forthcoming. Now, one […]

Which are the UK’s most productive and over-worked cities?

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Work management software Scoro has released a new study focusing on productivity in the UK. Based on a survey of over 2,000 respondents, it offers fascinating insights on the most productive cities and sectors, as well as where people feel most overworked, their attitude towards hybrid working and the key distractions for office and remote […]

Do what this neuroscientist does every day for good brain health in 2022

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The brain is the command centre of the nervous system and is responsible for our thoughts, emotions, memory, movement and more, and is vital in preserving and activating every aspect of the body, both mental and physical. There are several different ways to keep your brain healthy starting with a bottom-up approach (factors that change […]