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Noise pollution is a big cause of dissatisfaction in the modern workplace

Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity, according to a major new survey. In a survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65 per cent reported that noise ...

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Leesman Index reaches 500k milestone

The Leesman Index, the world’s foremost employee workplace experience and effectiveness benchmark, has reached its 500,000 milestone. More than half a million respondents have contributed to what is now the largest independent research project of its kind. In 2010, Leesman ...

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First impressions

Almost half of candidates have said that the room where they were interviewed for a job would influence their opinion of whether or not to work there. This confirms, says Mark Phillips, MD, K2 Space, why the workplace should not be ...

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Appetite for change

How can employers encourage healthy eating at work without driving staff out into the high street? Sara Bean asked a panel of FMs and a cross-section of caterers for their views According to a recent report by catering analysts MCA, ...

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Why coffee with colleagues could be the key to business success

Steve Norris, Sales Director and Workplace Channel Lead at Nestlé Professional shares why teamwork is so important and why taking a break with colleagues makes sense.  When it comes to being at work, ninety two percent of employees say positive ...

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Landsec makes a move on the flexible office market

Property group, Landsec, has launched its new flexible office brand, Myo, providing customised office space for businesses looking for flexibility to enable future growth. Operating as a standalone brand, Myo will offer flexible leases ranging from 12 months to three ...

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The puzzle of productivity

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities It would be impossible throughout the latter part of 2018 to ignore the endless debate around Workplace. The BIFM has now formally morphed into the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) ...

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Poor quality offices costing the economy £4bn a year 

New research released today reveals that one in five UK workers have around two unproductive hours every week caused by poor or inadequate office and work environments. According to the report by Mace and its facilities management arm Mace Macro, disruptive ...

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Noisy offices are affecting concentration levels claims study

Studies of open plan offices are placing too much emphasis on collaboration and not focusing enough on the real cause of worker inefficiency, noise, according to the latest data from Unispace. The study by the global workplace experts shows that ...

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What’s next for the connected workplace?

Trevor Wignall, Digital and Innovation Director for Sodexo UK, discusses the Internet of Things and why sometimes, humans do it better Tech has enabled a seismic shift at home and at work – remember when phones were rudimentary and web ...

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