Posts tagged ‘Productivity’

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 …

  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 …

Fatigue is the enemy of office productivity. A fatigued worker lacks motivation and makes more errors. They are also less likely to be innovative and contribute fewer ideas on improving your business and taking your service forward. The good news is that you can minimise fatigue by ordering next day Kudos Office Desks and setting … Read the full post …

As an employer, you’re tasked with an array of responsibilities. However, one of the most crucial is looking after your staff. It’s not only a good thing to look after the people who work for you, it’s also important to your bottom line. High employee satisfaction means better retention rates and less money spent on … Read the full post …

Is it time to drag your workplace into the 21st century? If your office furniture is looking dated and shabby it could be sending out the wrong message about your business. Do you want your clients and employees feel that you are moving with the times? Perhaps it’s time to arrange an office make over … Read the full post …

Office design trends come and go like any other fashion, but some top trends are likely to last more than others. Office interior design trends are often driven as much by new business cultures and HR practices as they are by more general fashion and style fads, which means there are some office trends worth … Read the full post …

Top tips for team building

August 12th, 2018

It has long been recognised that the most successful businesses are run by a brilliant ‘team’. Yet, there are very few business leaders who truly understand how to create effective teams in the business environment. They may pay lip-service to team-working and may even organise team- building exercises. They do not, however, realise that the … Read the full post …

We read lot about back pain caused by poor posture at work. However, for many office workers, wrist pain is a huge issue. The nature of working at a modern PC requires multiple and repeated small movements. This can, over time, cause inflammation and damage which can cause pain. You may see this referred to … Read the full post …

Give some careful thought to your choice of colour scheme for your workspace. Don’t fall into the trap of choosing what is on offer at the building supplies merchant. By carefully selecting a suitable colour scheme and kitting out the work areas with next day Blaze Office Desks you can create an uplifting, inspiring environment … Read the full post …

Much has been said in recent years about the open plan office. First of all, it was the latest trend, and employers were encouraged to break down those walls and open up their spaces. It wasn’t long, though, before people started noticing the disadvantages of open plan working and a slew of internet articles started … Read the full post …

Do you work at a desk job? If so, you might sometimes feel as though the remote workers, freelancers and sole traders you know have it good. While they still work from a desk a lot of the time, they may appear to have a little more freedom than you. However, there are downsides to … Read the full post …

There are many advantages to having a home office. Increasingly, more people are splitting their time between the office and working remotely and many people are opting to work from home full time. Whether you’re a freelancer, small business owner, remote worker or your job allows you to work from home for some of the … Read the full post …

Sitting at your desk all day could be slowly killing you. If this sounds over-dramatic, consider that health professionals warn that a sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity, diabetes and even cancer. Just sitting all day has been linked in recent studies to cardiovascular problems and not sitting correctly at your desk can cause musculoskeletal problems … Read the full post …

Choosing the right desk is one of the most important decisions you can make. You spend so much time at work that you need to make certain you are comfortable and organised enough to the job well. A poorly-designed desk can cause pain and discomfort and lead to you becoming easily distracted from your work. … Read the full post …

Employers are increasingly recognising the benefits of enabling employees to work from home. They cut down on the costs of running a large office and the employees are able to juggle home and work commitments. At the same time, large numbers of people are starting up businesses online and are operating these from their homes. … Read the full post …

Making the switch from working for someone to freelance is an exciting step. Not only will you get your own freedom but you’ll have the benefit of working from home too. However, working from home comes with its own pitfalls, and it’s important that you start off strong by investing in a desk. A good … Read the full post …

We’ve all had those awful mornings when we’ve stared at our computer screen for half an hour and it has been too much effort to actually type anything. When you work from home, getting motivated can be a real challenge. After all, you just have to glance around you to see lots of other things … 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 …

If you enjoy puzzle solving, you should enjoy studying the picture of the desk shown above. It is obviously not one of the range of Elite Kassini office desks. The type of vintage desk as shown above, is featured on the Playbuzz website with the by-line, that only real workaholics will be able to determine … 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 …

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 …

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