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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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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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Productive lead

Leeson Medhurst, Director of 360 Workplace – Fourfront Group says good leadership is the key to enhancing our productivity What’s happening to our productivity? Not much. Since the financial crash of 2008/10 productivity in the UK has dragged and instead ...

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Office workers are feeling the chill

As workers across the country make their way through the cold winter months, flexible office specialist Workthere has conducted research into the age-old office temperature debate. According to the research, 89 per cent of UK office workers lose productivity if ...

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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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Leadership holds the key to the productivity puzzle finds new research

In the week when the ONS productivity flash estimate showed that productivity has fallen again (by 0.4%) new research reveals that the quality of leadership is the principle influencer on the level of productivity within an organisation. This was the ...

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Frazzled workers want employers to invest in breakout spaces

Unhappy workers are imploring their employers to create office breakout spaces so they can eat lunch away from their desks and reset for the afternoon, according to new research. A survey of over 1,000 UK office workers’ carried out by ...

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ONS figures show continuation of ‘Productivity Puzzle’

The latest findings on the UK’s productivity released today by the ONS has revealed that productivity growth still lags pre-2008 levels, a decade on from the financial crisis. According to the figures, UK labour productivity in Quarter 2 (Apr to ...

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Average UK mobile worker spends only 30% of their time on client work

The average field-based employee in the UK spends just 1.5 days per week on their core job,  according to a new report commissioned by Totalmobile and supported by professors from the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE). ...

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