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Are work friends more important than salary? 8 key insights...

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Jun-2017 12:50:55 / by Emma Harris posted in Productivity, Agile Working, creativity

What motivates you at work? Financial reward or happiness in the office? Employee engagement experts at Wildgoose surveyed workers at 120 UK companies to find out:

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6 expert opinions on what the General Election result means for the workplace.

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jun-2017 14:54:27 / by Emma Harris

The result of the recent General Election  has plunged Britain into political chaos just days before the Government was due to begin Brexit negotiations. Whilst the UK population and politicians alike try to make sense of the situation, Brexit looms large on the list of business concerns for both employees and employers - so what are the far-reaching implications of the General Election for the wider economy and the world of work? 

Will Brexit lead to a change in workplace rights and legislation? How will managers and employees navigate through the short and medium-term implications? How will the results of Brexit and the General Election result affect organisations in policy and practice?

5 experts give their opinion on what Brexit and the General Election mean for the workplace:

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The Privacy Crisis: The epidemic affecting Employee Engagement

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jun-2017 13:58:58 / by Emma Harris posted in Insider, ROI, New Ways of Working

In organisations across the globe people are sharing knowledge and expertise in new and innovative ways. Collaboration has become the buzzword in business circles - yet whilst many workplaces make it easy for people to collaborate and communicate effectively, many leaders remain dissatisfied with the frequency of breakthroughs or lack of innovative ideas. Uncertain of what to do next, they carve out trendy new group spaces, add more technology or step up training efforts - to little overall effect.

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The CEO Mindset: Managing man and machine

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2017 13:46:51 / by Emma Harris posted in Productivity, New Ways of Working

Many people worry that globalisation and technology will eliminate their jobs.

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The 5 office spaces you need for business success

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2017 12:07:58 / by Emma Harris posted in Productivity, Agile Working, Office Design, New Ways of Working

Work has changed. Most offices haven’t.

 

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5 key office design trends from Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-May-2017 18:25:42 / by Emma Harris posted in Design Inspiration, Office Design, New Ways of Working, Office Furniture

Clerkenwell is said to hold the highest number of architects per square mile in Europe and as architecture studios increasingly focus on the contract market, a cluster of furniture showrooms have sprung up too - many offering their take on contemporary workplace needs.

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How to have a really productive day at the office

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Apr-2017 10:39:04 / by Emma Harris posted in Productivity

Most people know your most productive period of work is done at the beginning of the day - but the exact time depends on your body clock - why? because the hours you are most productive are driven by your circadian (biological) rhythm.

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Design conscious advice to create an accessible workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Apr-2017 09:18:45 / by Esi Hardy posted in Office Redesign, Design Inspiration, design trends

I always find it interesting to hear individual definitions of accessibility...

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Can a sit-stand desk deliver return on investment?

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Apr-2017 14:05:22 / by Emma Harris posted in Productivity, Agile Working, New Ways of Working

Can a sit-stand desk deliver return on investment?

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How re-framing flexible working delivers competitive advantage.

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Apr-2017 16:28:28 / by Emma Harris posted in Productivity, Agile Working, New Ways of Working

Written by Fiona Cannon OBE, one of the UK’s most eminent workplace diversity experts, The Agility Mindset presents a plethora of unique research, opinions and practical solutions from leading business leaders.

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