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Getting ready for the new workplace norm

Author: Richard Guy, Country Sales Manager, Ergotron UK & Ireland With lockdown restrictions finally easing, many office workers who have been working from home are preparing to receive the call that they will soon resume working at desks they have ...

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IWFM research reveals many employees are anxious about returning to the office

According to a YouGov poll for the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) many office workers are concerned about going back to the office as lockdown measures begin to ease. The poll surveyed office workers across the country to ...

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Better guidance needed on return to work

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that said those who could not work from home should be “actively encouraged to go to work”, employment experts have asked for greater clarification on how that can practicably be achieved. Rustom Tata, ...

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Experts predict coronavirus could challenge hotdesking and workplace design

Workplace design experts are predicting the coronavirus pandemic could prove a major challenge to the future of hotdesking. Some of the biggest companies in the country have embraced hotdesking as a way of reducing office space, embracing flexible working, utilising ...

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BCO looks at how Covid-19 will change the workplace

According to a new thought paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO), hot-desking is likely to become less popular, screens to protect receptionists will be introduced and unisex superloos will replace gendered communal toilets as a result of Covid-19. ...

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Knight Frank launches roadmap for re-entering the workplace post lockdown

Knight Frank has launched a roadmap to ensure that businesses are able to safely re-enter the workplace once lockdown sanctions have lifted, whilst ensuring the safety and wellness of employees and continuing to decrease the spread of Covid-19. The global ...

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Design for the times

Workplace pressures increasingly require a new approach to office design. Angela Love, Director at Active Workplace Solutions, discusses what the changing times mean for the world of workplace design and build The quest for workplace talent rages on. Decision-makers are ...

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Research reveals sustainable buildings deliver better returns for investors

New research by global property firm JLL has revealed the tangible financial benefits that sustainable office buildings can deliver to investors through a combination of higher rents and stronger leasing velocity. The impact of sustainability on value also demonstrated the ...

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Twelve steps to joining the circular economy

The alternative way to transform your office and business by Phil Oram, Regional Director, Crown Workspace In an era in which the environment is increasingly a major focus for both business and politics, the phrase ‘circular economy’ is expected to ...

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Office buildings are losing £60m in wasted energy every year

Energy being wasted every year by a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities could power over 100,000 homes and is costing businesses £60 million in unnecessary energy bills according to a new report from the think tank, Green ...

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