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If you’ve binned the nine to five in favour of working for yourself, good on you. But here’s your next big challenge; creating a home office which not only works well for you but in which you can greet and meet with your clients in a professional manner. Dirty dishes, pet hair and laundry baskets … Read the full post …

Have you considered freshening up your office furniture but weren’t sure if you could justify it? Whether you’re running a new startup company or managing an established business, bottom line is everything. However, if the office is starting to look tired and out of date, that’s probably reflecting on your brand too. Perhaps you’re moving … Read the full post …

Whether you’re the owner of a small business or a branch-level manager of a larger organisation, keeping your staff safe, productive and happy can seem like spinning plates. But what if there was one, sure-fire thing you could do to boost all three? You might want to consider an ergonomic assessment of the workplace. There … Read the full post …

We spend a third of our lives at work, so it’s important we learn how to be able to enjoy our time at the office more. It doesn’t have to be all deadlines, targets and workloads, you know. Here are ten top tips for making the office more fun. Implement even some of them and … Read the full post …

In terms of interior design, the workplace has become a bit of a battlefield in recent years. Since the 90s, the trend towards open plan offices was a reaction to the “chicken farm” cubicles that had come to represent the modern office space since the 1950s. However, in recent years, even that trend has been … Read the full post …

You might not realise this, but the office furniture you supply your staff with could be harmful to their health and safety. As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that you take all appropriate action to keep your staff from coming to harm during the course of their work. In the … Read the full post …

Do you suffer from “office bod”? Do you even know what it is? The answer to that question might reveal a difficult truth – your office desk is hurting you! Take a moment to assess your sitting position at your desk. Chances are, right now, you’re sitting slouched forward reading this, one elbow on the … Read the full post …

No matter where you work – at home, in a small startup or a busy office with lots of teams – it’s important to be comfortable. Sitting incorrectly results in backaches and muscle strain which can distract you from your work. Worse, it can result in long-term damage. Awareness of ergonomics can help you to … Read the full post …

Sometimes keeping your workspace tidy and organised can seem like a never-ending battle. An untidy desk can reduce productivity while you hunt for important items and can make your feel less organised than you could be. Often, though, this is because we only ever perform “maintenance” on our desks. We’ve already accrued a lot of … Read the full post …

Something as simple as sitting can’t be bad for you… Right? Actually, health professionals have known for a long time that sitting is bad for your health. Sedentary (i.e. mostly seated) work means we spend less time doing a cardiovascular activity like walking and more time periods where our muscles are inactive. Not only that, … Read the full post …

A lot of business owners don’t give the design of their office much thought. Of course, they want it to look professional, but often that’s as far as it goes. But the design of your office can be an important influencer in the success of your business, so doesn’t it make sense to pay it … Read the full post …

How many times have you get up from your desk for a coffee or break, only to find your lower back aches, your legs are stiff and your body generally fails to respond to your commands? Most of us have experienced this, sometimes on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, the majority of … Read the full post …

Choosing the right furniture for an office isn’t a simple case of opening up a website and picking the desks that make the biggest statement. You have to consider a host of factors, including price, ergonomics and space. Office furniture styles change in trends but often those trends are led by other developments. During the … Read the full post …

You might be surprised at the signals you’re giving people by the state of your office desk. Lily Bernheimer, an environmental psychology consultant, is currently working on a book called ‘The Shaping of Us’ in which she looks at the environmental psychology of the spaces we use. She identified 5 distinct ‘types’ based on the … Read the full post …

You’ve probably heard of ergonomics before and it’s likely you also know it’s got something to with how you sit at your desk and such. However, much of the information available online about ergonomics is filled with jargon. There’s a reason for that. ‘Ergonomics’ is literally a science; “the applied science of equipment design, as … Read the full post …

How often over the course of a working day do you ever stop and think about the demands you make on your body? Sure, sedentary work means you’re hardly giving your body a gruelling workout at your desk, but you’re punishing it in all kinds of other ways. The way you sit at your desk … Read the full post …

Sitting down seems like the most natural thing in the world, right? Not the kind of thing you should educate yourself on. However, the way you’re sitting right now could be harmful to your health. Sitting still for long periods has a negative impact on health anyway, as it causes the muscles to seize up … Read the full post …

When you’re running a business, you’re always watching the bottom line. Balancing profits against costs is tough and often it’s unnecessary expenditure that goes out the window first. Each purchasing decision has to be justified and if it can’t improve your bottom line, it’s probably seen as frivolous. However, if you know that the office … Read the full post …

Believe it or not, swapping out your old office furniture for brand-new, ergonomically-designed pieces could seriously improve the working of lives of you and your staff. It’s becoming increasingly important to design office spaces that are not only fit for the number of employees you have, but which are also comfortable, improve morale and foster … Read the full post …

As an entrepreneur, launching a startup can be costly. It requires a lot of investment before you start to see the rewards. However, if you make careful decisions at the outset, you can save yourself time, capital and hassle in the future. Furnishing your new startup needn’t break the bank. In fact, making the right … Read the full post …

If you’re a freelancer working at home, chances are space is at a premium. Many of us don’t have the luxury of a separate room we can use as an office so spaces like living rooms and bedrooms often do double duty. Consequently, we can’t have grand, sweeping desks that carry all of the equipment … Read the full post …

Employee absenteeism and sickness at work hits business in the bottom line. Despite this, many employers not only don’t track time off properly, they also don’t know where to begin tackling it. It’s important to know the reasons for staff absence as this can give you some concrete ways to start bringing it down. Here … Read the full post …

You spend at least a third of your life working, and most of that at your desk. Your desk is the central command point for your working life. You control everything from there; scheduling, communication, processing. Yet, the majority of us don’t treat our desk like a workstation. Instead, we treat it like we treat … Read the full post …

You’ve probably heard of ergonomics. You might even know what it is. Yet you might not be convinced of the business case for ensuring good ergonomic furniture is provided for staff. Shelling out on new furniture often seems like a luxury and yet it has been proven that ergonomic furniture could actually improve your bottom … Read the full post …

You spend a lot of time at your workstation every day, so it’s time to make it work for you. Cluttered desktops, hard-to-reach items and incorrectly adjusted office chairs all make your working day that little bit more difficult. Try following this step-by-step guide to making your workstation more ergonomic. Just following each step in … Read the full post …

There are a number of small changes you can make to be happier at work, ranging from renewing your sense of purpose to getting a new workstation. Here’s a look at the ten best ways to improve workplace happiness. 10 tips to a happier workplace 1-   Sense of purpose: Re-orient your goals. When you start … Read the full post …

  If you’ve ever browsed office furniture or read articles on office health, you may have seen the term ‘ergonomic’ crop up from time to time. Put simply, ergonomic relates to something which ensures comfort and efficiency in the workplace and is often used in relation to furniture designed to make working more comfortable for … Read the full post …

The two buzzwords in call centre recruitment are ‘performance’ and ‘retention’. As a call centre manager or owner you need to get the best performance from your staff so that your business can thrive in this competitive sector. You also need to retain your best staff and stop them leaving to work for your competitors. … Read the full post …

Encouraging productivity in your workforce rarely stems from a top-down approach. Targets may help to gauge productivity levels, certainly, while also helping to give direction to staff. However, you’ll find that productivity is often self-generated – contended staff will always work harder. If you create the right environment, one which empowers and inspires your team, … Read the full post …

Newly graduated? Welcome to the working world! If you’re about to start your first office job, you may be concerned about what to bring with you. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you start your first job with ease. 10 things you need on your desk for your first office job Your own … Read the full post …

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