Posts tagged ‘Office Desk’

It has been highlighted that UK workers are paying a high price for their sedentary occupations. A huge number (23 million) of working days are lost each year due to musculoskeletal problems and this adds up to a massive £100 billion loss to the economy. The situation requires urgent action. The only way to tackle … Read the full post …

You know what they say; you never get a second chance to make a first impression. It may sound clichéd, but it is definitely true. When it comes to your business, the first thing people will see is your reception area. It is so important to create a positive and welcoming environment, which presents your … Read the full post …

Deciding whether to work from home or not is a difficult decision for many people. However, it is something more and more of us are faced with, as organisations are increasingly allowing staff members to work out of their homes. Not only this, but freelance jobs seem to be easier to access, as businesses have … Read the full post …

There are conflicting opinions about what an organised desk says about you! Some experts claim that an organised desk is a sign of intelligence whilst others argue that a cluttered desk is the sign of creativity. It may simply be a sign of how old your desk is! If you have just taken delivery of … Read the full post …

Nothing can cause a decrease in productivity more than a cluttered desk. Chaos around you can make it difficult to work effectively. However, a clean desk can make you feel energised and motivated, enabling you to do your work more efficiently. In this post, we have some top tips on how to de-clutter your desk … Read the full post …

Back pain is the epidemic of the modern work place. However, this does not mean that you simply have to grin and bear it. If you are a back-pain sufferer there is plenty that you can do to improve your posture whilst you are sat in front of your desk. This will ease the strain … Read the full post …

Employers are putting more resources into staff health improvement. There has been a lot of publicity in recent months about healthier working environments – especially office environments. People tend to associate factory jobs or manual labour jobs with health and safety issues, but repetitive strain injuries and health problems associated with the correct setting up … Read the full post …

Did you know that the design of the office you work in can actually affect your productivity in a variety of positive and negative ways? Peldon Rose, a very successful office refurb and design agency based in London, carried out a wide-ranging survey of workplaces in the capital to see how different factors in the … Read the full post …

The shoulder is a complex area of the body. It is comprised of several joints and they are connected by a series of tendons and muscles. A lot can go wrong with the shoulder joint and unfortunately it often does! People who work in offices, who spend all day sat at a desk, are vulnerable … Read the full post …

In a recent article in The Telegraph, it was reported that new research has shown that sitting too much could result in you ageing more prematurely. This adds weight to other concerns about the adverse effect that spending too much time sitting can have on people’s health. Because of this, forward looking employers, who acknowledge … Read the full post …

Working from home is fantastic. You get to be your own boss, set your own hours and set up your working space specifically for you. Your own territory. Problem is, if you need help with that, you’ve probably been bombarded with search results on “setting up a home office” that reveal cute little desks, pastel … Read the full post …

You cannot be expected to become an ergonomic expert over-night. If you already have a busy job or run a busy office, you simply don’t have time to read up on huge training manuals. However, there are a few key facts that you should know about ergonomics so that you can help to prevent back … Read the full post …

In association with Channel 5, the Telegraph recently released the results of a survey into happiness and stress levels. Those results yielded some interesting data around the link between happiness and wealth. Not only that, the responses gave an eye-opening look into which jobs are most likely to cause stress – and the results are … Read the full post …

Finding the right receptionist is very important for businesses, and you’d be surprised at the difference they can make to your office. From being the warm, welcoming first face a client sees when they walk in the door, to the helpful and efficient voice on the phone, finding the right receptionist will prove a valuable … Read the full post …

Slow broadband, poor quality calls and a lack of mobile network coverage are hampering millions of UK home workers, according to a survey carried out by uSwitch. A quarter of respondents said their mobile or broadband service had caused them problems when working from home. Half of all people surveyed said that their experiences with … Read the full post …

You may not have given much thought to your left-handed employees, but they could make up as much as 10% of your workforce. Not everything designed, particularly office tools, is geared towards left-handers, which can make work more difficult than you’d expect. Here are some things to think about if you have a left-handed employee … Read the full post …

There are many factors which can lead to low morale amongst employees. From job cuts to increased workloads and the pressure to perform, the mood of the workplace can take a downturn, affecting productivity amongst other things. Boosting morale takes work, and there’s a lot you can do to boost morale. One of these things … Read the full post …

According to an article published in The Sun, more than 5 million people die every year through having inactive life styles. One of the biggest contributors to this inactivity is office work, whereby workers remain seated for prolonged periods of time. More and more employers are responding to this threat to their employees’ health by … Read the full post …

Embarking on the path of the freelancer is one filled with excitement and trepidation. Freeing yourself from the shackles of the 9-5 routine and being your own boss brings with it many freedoms. In addition, it also usually requires a lot of investment. One thing to consider is whether you are going to use the … Read the full post …

Multitasking is the buzz word of this decade but did you know that it applies to desks as well as people? If you work from home you may not have the room for a desk that is reserved purely for office work. It will have to perform other functions if it is going to earn … Read the full post …

Your desk, that hallowed altar to productivity, command centre where you spend a third of your life, an oasis of calm in otherwise rough seas. Of course, not all of us have such a sacred relationship with our desks. In fact, many of us are surrounded by piles of files, stacks of spreadsheets needlessly printed … Read the full post …

More women than ever before are working through their pregnancies with employers learning to accommodate their needs. However, there are things to be aware of when you’re working during pregnancy in order to ensure you stay healthy throughout. Simple adjustments can be made to your working environment to ensure that you prevent some of the … Read the full post …

Hotdesking is a trend that’s been discussed a lot recently in terms of working environments. All kinds of studies have been produced showing pros and cons of the set up that frees workers from a fixed desk. The cost savings for employers remains attractive as it saves space, but is hotdesking really the way forward … Read the full post …

We’ve all felt the dread at the thought of a meeting coming up. All too often, what should be a short, focused meeting to move work forward becomes a long, sprawling affair. Contributors get talked over, the agenda ignored and those who don’t feel engaged find themselves fighting off sleep. Poor planning and an ineffective … Read the full post …

Keeping the office up to date might seem like an impossible task. Trends are constantly emerging and just when you think you’re up to date, you find out that tastes have shifted. However, every year there are new trends that emerge that are more than just fads – they are the future of the office … Read the full post …

Of all the office trends that have come and gone over the last decade, the most persistent, and most applied, is the open office. Employers jumped on this trend, citing expectations of increased collaboration, creative thinking and productivity. However, the benefit for employers themselves was usually the main reason for opening up the workspace, as … Read the full post …

Whether you’re working in an office or your home, protecting the lifespan of your computer is critical to making sure you get the most out of the investment. Prolonging your computer’s life will mean shelling out less money over time and prevent critical crashes in the middle of important work. Where you actually store your … Read the full post …

Work-related stress in on the rise across the UK, with many experts believing it has reached epidemic levels. Stress-related absence has increased as a result and many businesses are experiencing high levels of turnover and a “revolving door” that means a great expense in constantly recruiting and training staff. In increasingly difficult economic times, staff … Read the full post …

Having a functional office desk is crucial if you are expected to do your job well. But investing in new furniture can be a tough decision for any business, and will need to be undertaken at the right moment. If you’re struggling to decide whether this is the year to upgrade your equipment, here are … Read the full post …

It may seem that sitting at your office desk typing a few letters and looking at your computer screen for eight hours is easy but not if you’re sitting incorrectly. Your desk, chair keyboard and monitor all play a part in your comfort. When any of these elements are even slightly out of place, it … Read the full post …

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