While rows of cubicles and corner offices are still the first associations we get when we think about office space, the knowledge of what boosts our productivity in the workplace has changed to better fit the needs of both the employees and the company, as well as the satisfaction of their visiting clients. Although closed doors and cubicles were created to keep all the distractions away and employees focused, teamwork and active communication were limited to staff meetings, thus lessening the odds of the employees' cooperation.
If you are thinking about ways to manage your office space in order to increase productivity and cut costs, here are some ideas you should consider
At present, there is a long list of environmental concerns that the world faces today. Many of these problems are interconnected and are mostly caused by man-made actions. One factor that is contributing to the aggravation of these issues is the business sector.
The way businesses operate can significantly affect the environment both in a positive and a negative way. This is the reason why it is highly important for more business owners and their employees to be conscious of the potential impacts different workplace practices may have on the planet. What may seem like inconsequential habits in the office could deliver a lasting effect.
Here are four serious issues that businesses should be concerned about.
It’s Monday morning and you’re feeling a bit jaded. You enter your office, sit down, and immediately feel like going back to bed.
Now, it’d be understandable to lay the blame at the door of the weekend itself, but take a look at your desk. Is it a mess? In fact, is the office itself a horror story of paperwork, unused stationery, old laptops gathering dust, discarded water bottles and Post-It notes to which you no longer refer?
The reason you feel so unproductive this Monday morning might simply be because your office needs a proper declutter. Combine the following decluttering tips with productivity best practices, and you’ll be onto a winner:
Late last week, I came across a post on LinkedIn from a gentleman explaining that whilst attending an event, he was nervous about being asked, “So, where are you based?” because he was unsure of the potential stigma upon announcing that he worked from home, not in an office.
With Work from Home week coming up from the 15th – 21st January, I decided to explore this a little further to identify the benefits of working from home.
Working from home can be the life saver that your small business needs. You can cut overheads, claim back a percentage of your household running expenses and, if you outsource, you can cut staffing costs too.
However, working from home isn't without it's challenges but with these four tips you can stay productive and make the most out of running your small business from home.
The beginning of the year is a typical time for offices to get messy – as we start to get busy again after Christmas; our workspaces often become a dumping ground for paperwork and rogue files. The key to protecting against encroaching clutter and to keep your office an effective place to work is better storage, but simply bunging everything into a desk won't solve the problem – we need storage systems as well as just extra space. Here are our top tips to combine the two and get the most out of your office:
The temperature in our office is currently 24°C although this is the coolest that it's been since lunch.
In light of the current heat wave that seems to be sweeping both the UK and America, we wanted to remind those of you working in an office that you need to take care and stay safe whilst working in high temperatures.