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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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Noisy offices are affecting concentration levels claims study

Studies of open plan offices are placing too much emphasis on collaboration and not focusing enough on the real cause of worker inefficiency, noise, according to the latest data from Unispace. The study by the global workplace experts shows that ...

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What’s next for the connected workplace?

Trevor Wignall, Digital and Innovation Director for Sodexo UK, discusses the Internet of Things and why sometimes, humans do it better Tech has enabled a seismic shift at home and at work – remember when phones were rudimentary and web ...

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Century Office’s review of 100% Design

Beautiful colours, innovation and functionality are the three ways of describing this year’s 100% Design show at Olympia. At this year’s show the entrance immediately drew you in with its striking colour. You were then met with the 100% Forward ...

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How to make your office more appealing to millennials

It’s no secret that the millennial generation has had a profound impact on society and our office environments are definitely no exception. In fact, the office space may have seen one of the biggest transformations in recent years due to ...

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Health and wellbeing in the workplace

A recent report from the British Council for Offices (BCO) focuses on Health and Wellbeing measurement and certification in the built environment and argues the business case for creating a healthy environment. But what exactly defines wellbeing, and what kind ...

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Design for living

Eve Fitzhenry, Marketing Manager at Boss Design, explains that today’s agile employees can best be supported by treating the workplace as a series of habitat Before we discuss how wellbeing affects the workplace, I think it’s important to define the ...

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New report from Interserve identifies steps to capture true value of the workplace

Businesses need to radically re-envisage their workplaces to optimise team productivity and maximise the value of their physical working environments, a new report from Interserve concludes. The international support service and construction group has set out a series of critical ...

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Journey’s end

Cycling to work is growing in popularity, but as end-of-route specialist Justin Sires tells Sara Bean, too many are put off by the lack of good end-of-route facilities A major study published last year in the British Medical Journal found that ...

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Global study finds noise epidemic worsening at work

The open office is designed to increase employee collaboration, but a new study from Oxford Economics, commissioned by audio pioneer Plantronics, has found that the resultant noise pollution of the open office is reaching epidemic levels. According to the findings, ...

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