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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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A good fit

The BMA’s new staff gym at its London HQ has turned out to be a facility that people actually want to use. BMA Head of Estates, Ian Wade, tells FMJ the secrets of its success Health and wellbeing has moved ...

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Perkbox study reveals UK bosses are risking workforce stress burnout

With April marking Stress Awareness Month, a new report has found UK businesses are in danger of having their workforces experience burnout, as despite a huge number feeling stressed at work, few bosses are doing anything to help. For those ...

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‘Lack of natural light’ a common office bugbear

Over a third of workers are adversely affected by a lack of natural light in their office, according to new findings. The survey conducted by lighting retailer, Lamp Shop Online, which quizzed employees about the difficulties associated with workplace lighting, ...

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Workplace consumerisation is fast becoming a priority for occupiers

Nearly two-thirds of companies (62 per cent) plan to increase their investment in real estate technology over the next three years, most of them in the next year, according to the 2018 EMEA Occupier Survey from global real estate advisor, ...

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Spring into action

An annual spring clean provides the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate a workplace and re-evaluate its cleaning strategy, says George Hand of Office Depot The spring clean has been a tradition in one form or another for centuries. The act of ...

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Sodexo study finds teams with gender diversity achieve better results

A new five-year study published by global services company, Sodexo, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements including employee engagement and health and safety. The study of ...

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Local enterprise

Sara Bean visits the Wellington Place development in Leeds, where the mix of corporate occupiers and small local businesses is creating a unique community vibe Last year, a report by real estate advisory business GVA Grimley argued that Leeds City Region ...

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