Whether you work from home or are heading back into the office, your desk is where you spend most of your day. To be more efficient and achieve your career goals, you need a space that is full of all the tools and accessories you need to succeed. Keeping a clean and clear workspace is the best way to set your day up for productivity. Below are 10 desk items you need to increase success and unleash your most productive self!
It is becoming increasingly apparent that we all have a responsibility to alter our habits to fight the ever-worsening environmental crisis. Businesses are no exception to this since commercial practices contribute significantly to emissions and pollution globally. However, it can be challenging to figure out how to make a difference, especially if your company has limited resources. With that in mind, here are some tips for making your office more environmentally conscious.
We all know how good it feels to stop and take a break when you are working. Often, staff can feel under pressure not to take as many breaks as they should, or to cut them short in favour of working harder or longer hours. Whilst this might seem like a more productive use of your time, the truth is actually something very different. In this article, we take a look at why its good to take those breaks, as well as outlining exactly what you are entitled to.
When it comes down to developing business, huge corporations and companies enjoy coworking spaces for the same reasons that aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers do. They have incredible networking possibilities and access to some incredible inventive skills. Coworking spaces also provide some financial relief (because the cost of setting up an independent office can be substantial) and creative inspiration is never far away! Now working in the space of co-workers has given a rise to small businesses, individual contractors and other workers the space to work in their own comfort and ease, to get the work done and to interact with their local business community.
Thanks to the Equality Act 2010, it’s illegal for employers to discriminate against any employee or potential employee under the following areas: Age, Sex, race, Disability, Pregnancy, Marital Status, Sexual orientation, Gender reassignment, Religious background while it’s a good thing the above areas are protected by law, workplaces are run by humans, and all humans have their personal prejudices and biases, whether these prejudices and biases are conscious or unconscious.
With vaccines rolling out and the spread of Covid slowing down, you're probably bombarded with emails telling you it's time to get back to the office! Many employees have been working from home for over a year now and have become accustomed to styling a professional top with a pair of loungewear bottoms. Commuting to the office each day may seem like a foreign task nowadays. I, myself, have also become quite content with staying cosy at home while still being productive with my work.
“Sitting is the new smoking,” tweeted Stuart Millinship on August 27, 2010. This tweet was a response to a post “reporting that even if you get plenty of physical exercises, sitting down all day reduces your lifespan.” At first glance, Millinship’s tweet may sound like hyperbole, but it is based on the views of academics like Dr James Levine, the man who invented the treadmill desk.
As technological advancements help tighten the bond between colleagues, customers and employers, virtual communication software allows for seamless online interactions. By minimising the quality gap between physical and virtual conversations, workplaces can integrate remote and home working as a permanent working style without interruption to business operations or service delivery.
Open-plan offices are almost a commonplace of modern working, complemented by slick systems and minimal interiors, revitalising traditional working and reforming the way employees interact. By structuring the placement of workspaces in a visually uniform manner, taking into consideration the ergonomics, employers can boost staff productivity and enhance the way they work.
The implementation and maintenance of sturdy office culture are necessary for achieving goals. A firm culture reflects the work mode of your company and its ethics. Fantastic office culture is a must to avoid any possible discrepancies in the workflow.