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Why we should put team building first
Most senior executives recognise the importance of creating the appropriate team building activities to help individual employees to collaborate.
Good team building can go a long way towards uniting team members with a common goal to benefit the organisation as a whole.
Yet despite the value of team building exercises, they often don't receive the recognition they deserve at conferences,
How to prepare for a performance review
A performance review meeting is something most employees will take part in at some point in their career.
The process involves the manager and employee working together to assess performance over a set period of time to determine whether pre-set goals have been achieved.
The meeting enables the manager and employee to assess progress, seek to overcome any challenges where goals haven't
Tech giants want their staff back in the office
Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook turn away from homeworking.
As lockdown restrictions start to ease more businesses are making a stance on their requirement to have staff back in the office. Google announced this week that its US employees can voluntarily return to the office in April but as of September 1, the tech giant is likely to make this compulsory.
CNBC has reported
The evolution of office design
The concept of the office being a place where a person goes to work has existed since the times of ancient Rome. In fact, the name "office" loosely originates from the Latin word "officium", which can describe the official role of a person such as the Office of the Prime Minister, as well as a building. Using highly skilled techniques, the Romans built offices to deal with central bureaucratic processes.
The evolution of the humble office chair
The office chair is something most people used to take for granted as part of their working day. Since working from home many of us are realising just how important the ergonomic design is to give you the necessary postural support but it took decades of evolution before this office staple became an ergonomic solution to the aches and pains caused by bad posture. In technical terms, office chairs
Why should you work for a London-based business?
Despite the pandemic, London-based businesses still attract a multitude of young professionals every year, searching for new opportunities and taking the next step on the career ladder. This is hardly surprising since the capital has been a hub of commercial, industrial and technological innovation for decades. As a region, London has the most businesses in the country. Home to 1.1 million businesses,
Virtual vs face-to-face meetings
Virtual meetings have had a big impact in our work lives throughout the past few months. They have enabled us to stay connected and carry on with work when face-to-face meetings have simply not been possible. Now things are slowly getting back to normal, we have to question what the best method going forward is. Virtual meetings Pros Virtual meetings are a great option when there is a large
Coronavirus update – Tuesday 24th MarchFollowing last night's government announcement we are asking our employees not to travel to our centres going forward, and to work from home.
We are a responsible employer and responsible provider of workspace, and as such, we will continue with this approach throughout the stated three week period or until informed otherwise.
We understand the