Tags: Offices

Mark Eltringham: The greatest challenge for the modern workplace is how to engineer serendipity

It’s not often that workplace management becomes national news but that happened at the end of February when  the world became very interested for a while in the way we design and manage offices. The reason for this was the decision by Yahoo to ban homeworking for staff at its headquarters.  The resultant period of…

UK office atmosphere second worst in Europe

Forty six per cent of employees in the UK describe their working atmosphere as “bad” and “mostly disappointing” according to new research from StepStone and totaljobs.com. The UK office atmosphere ranks second worst in Europe, with Danish employees (48%) the most disappointed with their office atmosphere followed by Austria (40%) and Belgium (35%). A common factor…

Bev White: Challenges for Leaders ‘Always on Show’

With open plan offices being the norm, today’s leaders are inevitably ‘on show’ around the clock in a constantly connected world. Operating in a highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business world, leaders are subjected to a barrage of challenges which threaten to overwhelm their mental, emotional and physical faculties. A leader that is able…

Death of the office landline: more than half of workers snub desk phones for mobiles

two thirds of employees take calls outside of office hours, finds Natterbox survey ~ More than half of workers now use their mobile phones in preference to their office landline marking a new era of remote and flexible working, research has revealed. The survey by Natterbox, the cloud based voice service provider, has found that…