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Interesting facts, or just useless information!

Interesting facts, or just useless information!

Interesting facts, or just plain useless information....either way let us share with you some weird and wonderful stuff that you can read, talk about and play in your tea and coffee breaks!

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The big decision - Open or Closed Offices?

The big decision - Open or Closed Offices?

Are you looking to re-locate your business or starting up a new business and aren’t sure whether to commit to an open plan office environment or not? The idea of lots of people within one room is appealing from a communications and cost saving point of view but what about privacy and sufficient work space? We’re taking a closer look at the pros and cons of open plan offices to see what advantages they hold, if any, over the more traditional individual office approach

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Keep your cool this summer!

Keep your cool this summer!

Air conditioning in the working environment has become common place in recent years and not just for the privileged corporates any more. It comes as standard in new build office premises and is increasingly being retro fitted into older commercial properties. Many of us couldn’t contemplate working in a stuffy office during the hot summer months without air conditioning, but is it good for you? Does it have an impact on the health of your employees? Let us have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of office air conditioning…

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Tips for Buying Office Furniture

Tips for Buying Office Furniture

When you’re looking for affordable furniture for your office, one of the best choices that you can make is furniture made from MDF construction that offers you quality and durability, providing you excellent value for your money.  The durability, finish, and overall appearance of your MDF furnishings definitely outperform other types of construction hands down.  

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Make Health and Safety in the Workplace a Priority: Guidelines to Follow for Office Safety

Make Health and Safety in the Workplace a Priority: Guidelines to Follow for Office Safety

When we think of “unsafe” places, we mostly have an image of factories, building sites, and the like. We don’t really picture our very own office as being an “unsafe place.” But whilst this is true for the most part, there is never any harm in making sure that our office environment is safer and less accident-prone. You’d be surprised by just how many injuries are caused by the most ordinary, mundane, everyday objects we find in any office.

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How to Set Up Your Workstation for Maximum Comfort

How to Set Up Your Workstation for Maximum Comfort

Think about this: The average office worker spends about 6 hours a day at their desks. This roughly translates to 30 or more hours a week and 120+ hours each month. You can just imagine the amount of time we spend at our workstations. The effect of this over a significant period of time can be substantial, not just to our health, but to our overall well-being as well.

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Comfortable Employees Are More Productive, Healthier, and Happier

Comfortable Employees Are More Productive, Healthier, and Happier

Successful entrepreneurs know that having an ideal temperature in the workplace is an excellent way to make and keep employees more productive, healthier, and happier.  If your employees are uncomfortable it becomes harder for them to focus on the task at hand and to produce what is expected of them during their time on the job.  If there are drastic changes in the environment of your workplace from day to day, you will also experience absences due to sickness from the unpredictable temperatures.

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Energy Savings Are Simple to Implement

Energy Savings Are Simple to Implement

One of the major fixed costs of a business is energy – fixed, but this does not mean that it is not possible to reduce energy consumption by taking some simple steps and encouraging your staff to take the initiative as well. Every year, it seems that the major energy companies are increasing their prices, so the only answer for keeping them under control is to look for ways to reduce your own usage.

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Efficiency Comes From Space Utilisation

Efficiency Comes From Space Utilisation

The utilisation of your office space is worth some thought. Every company operates in a unique way, and it is worth thinking about the daily activities within the office when planning its layout. Keep in mind that your aim will be to run an efficient business. That requires you to reflect on how best to achieve that efficiency, remembering that your staff, whilst important, is not the only variable. You should certainly consider the technology you use and perhaps think about providing approved staff members with access to the business' data even when they are not in attendance.

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