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Earlier this year, Environmental Psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland collaborated with Sharp to research the extent to which environmental factors, such as lighting, air quality and temperature, affect employee performance Facilities managers take many factors into account when recommending an office ...

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Fit for work

Julian Sheldrake, Director of Q Office Furniture, advises on how to put employees’ health and wellbeing at the forefront of office design One of the hottest trends in office furniture, particularly in offices with a hot-desking policy, is for sit-stand ...

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Introducing the desk bike: an end to sedentary working

Numerous studies have identified a sedentary lifestyle as one of the biggest risk factors for significant health issues such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. As the average office worker spends 6-8 hours sitting each day, these warnings have ...

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New BCO President to focus on wellness

Paul Patenall, Projects Director at U+I, has been elected as President of the British Council for Offices (BCO) and will focus on the positive impact the industry can have on wellness. Patenall set out his vision as Chair of this ...

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Your one-stop second hand office furniture shop

At 484 office furniture we can supply, deliver and install high quality second hand office furniture all over the UK. We stock a large modern selection of desks, chairs & cabinets etc. So whether you need to fit out a ...

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Office Principles forecasts overwhelming success in the Midlands

The Birmingham arm of workplace consultancy, Office Principles is forecasting a turnover of approximately £10 million at the end of its first official quarter trading in the Midlands. According to the design, fit out and workplace consultancy the business’ immediate ...

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UK flexible office space continues to evolve

The latest research from JLL, Disruption or distraction, where next for the UK flex market sector, cited that the real revolution of flexible office space lies in the variety of solutions now on offer and that the market has seen ...

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Something in the air

The UK’s dismal productivity performance could be improved by a fresh approach to creating stimulating and appealing work environments, argues Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK From governments responsible for the health of national economies to CEOs looking to boost ...

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Workplace design is yet to nail the productivity issue

Whilst UK workers are happier with their office environment than ever before, the findings of Savills latest What Workers Want report has revealed that office design is still hindering worker productivity. What Workers Want shows significant increases in workers reporting ...

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Environmental conditions in the workplace have a major impact on productivity

Indoor air quality, lighting and room temperature all significantly affect productivity according to a new report from Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK), a subsidiary of Sharp Electronics Europe (SEE). The new report, which reviews the role of indoor air quality, ...

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