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Majority of UK workers set to move to a ‘mixed’ home/office working routine

Once Government measures allow, Britain is set to move to a ‘mixed’ working style, with time in the office balanced with time at home, new independent polling commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO), suggests. The survey, which polled ...

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Leesman research finds the home is outperforming the office in some fundamental areas

The insight obtained from an ongoing home working study by Leesman is providing organisations with the information they need to design workplace and home working strategies that support the employee experience throughout and beyond Covid-19. In March 2020, the independent ...

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Government U-turn means staff now encouraged to work from home

The Government has today reversed its return to work policy, with Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove telling BBC Breakfast that people in England should work from home “if they can” to reduce social mixing and slow the spread of the ...

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Research highlights the concerns of UK workers

As workplaces reopen research has shown that although many UK workers have enjoyed the benefits of working from home, almost a quarter (24 per cent) said their mental wellbeing was lower than normal, a higher percentage than in other countries ...

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Are you equipped for flexible working?

If the past few months have shown us anything, it’s that flexible working from home is possible (albeit with a few technical failures to keep us entertained!). Whilst many had set up temporary desk spaces when lockdown started, are you ...

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Government campaign for a return to the office could be derailed by public transport fears

As the government prepares for a push to get people to return to the office, new research from Roadmender Asphalt, a Sheffield-based road repair SME, has found that two thirds of workers (65 per cent) no longer feel comfortable commuting ...

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Just a third of UK workers want to return to the office full time

Only a third (26 per cent) of full time UK workers want life to return to the way it was before lockdown, a new survey suggests. More than 40 per cent of respondents revealed that they like working from home, ...

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Pandemic accelerates a ‘new purpose’ for the office

According to a new report from property advisors, JLL, office life is set to change amid a global working from home experiment which is now forcing companies to to reimagine the future of work and question the purpose of the ...

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Home working lessons for FMs

Blog from Tim Oldman, Founder and CEO, Leesman How ironic. Facilities management spent years distancing itself from cleaning and janitorial services, casting these out as undervalued, commoditised and margin-less activities, in favour of the sparkly lights of workplace management. Then, ...

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Sitemark launches home working wellness assessment tool

The independent benchmarking service for the facilities management industry has launched a working from home wellness assessment tool to support businesses and employees. A major impact of the coronavirus outbreak and ensuing lockdown has seen millions of people working from home ...

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