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Welcome break

Healthy, appetising menus may not be enough to attract staff to the workplace restaurant, claims Nick Hucker, MD of Preoday. He argues that other incentives may be necessary Most employees spend much of their lives working. Assuming a full-time worker ...

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Time to focus

Eve Fitzhenry, Head of Marketing at Boss Design, explains why quiet space free of distractions is an essential component of modern workplace layouts If you ask office workers what they find most irritating and unproductive about their workplace, they are ...

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Hot desking is having a cold impact on employee wellbeing

With profound changes in the today’s workforce and hot desking increasingly becoming adopted by UK businesses, new research has revealed eight in 10 office workers have reported that office seating, including hot desking can have a negative impact on their ...

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Behind closed doors

Sara Kassam, Head of Sustainability Development at CIBSE, explores the contribution of maintenance and engineering to creating healthy internal environments Too hot, too cold, too stuffy, too bright, too dim…we’ve all experienced spaces that just don’t feel right. The amount ...

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How an active office improves productivity and wellbeing at work

Health Secretary Matt Hancock recently called on UK businesses to make their workplaces healthier and encourage staff to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine. Speaking at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress in October 2018, ...

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Wellness matters

Angela Love, Director of Active Workplace Solutions, argues that workplace wellbeing is more than a fad – it’s essential to the health of the organisation Throw out the rulebook. Get rid of the ‘guide to…’ Workplace wellbeing isn’t a checklist ...

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Lighting that’s healthy for your employees

Light is as important to health as a balanced diet or regular exercise. It has a huge impact on our performance, sleep and emotions. Humans are driven by day and night meaning that natural daylight, or biologically effective artificial light ...

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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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Altro is natural leader in biophilic design for Edinburgh schools

 Altro is working closely with City of Edinburgh Council to enhance learning environments in schools by using the principles of biophilic design to increase wellbeing, calm and improve learning. Interior designer at City of Edinburgh Council, Lesley McMillan, has worked ...

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Breath of life

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, discusses the impact of poor office environments, particularly high CO2 levels, on worker performance Installing an office slide and ping-pong table, replacing chairs with beanbags and upgrading the coffee machine are some of the more ...

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