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How to Design a Communal Area in the Office which Boosts Creativity

Guest blog – Matt Owen, CMD Ltd

Increase collaboration with well-designed communal areas
Allow for flexible working with power modules, wireless charging and monitor arms
Have fun with your designs to encourage creativity

Offices have come a long way from being drab cubicles where…

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Are your staff permanently ‘engaged’?

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Have you ever retreated to the washroom to make a quick phone call?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone…
A recent survey revealed that an astonishing 50% of UK office workers surf the net, respond to emails and check social media on…

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Ding, ding, fares please! What’s next for our overcrowded primary schools?

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Having already turned toilets and store cupboards into classrooms and quickly running out of options, one school in Northumberland has solved the immediate problem of overcrowding by purchasing and converting a second hand double-decker bus into extra teaching space.
Although, they…

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Flying solo can be scary!

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Most people would be scared of tackling a job without any previous knowledge or experience of what might be involved. Obviously learning to fly very much falls into that category, but it is amazing how, albeit in less inherently dangerous…

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Sometimes the only thing holding you back is you…

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Have you ever considered the cost of not being able to grow your business or being unable to adapt to change?  With office space the second largest overhead after employees’ wages and the trend that they will continue to rise,…

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‘Sick’ of waiting? We’ve got a prescription for that…

Waiting endlessly in a GP’s surgery is up there as one of life’s great pains (pardon the pun).  Although, you only have to read the press, about people being treated in corridors and store cupboards for days on end to…

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Is the desk dead?

I remember the days when people spoke about the ‘mobile worker’ they were talking about a person who worked from home.  These days they’re more than likely referring to someone that’s actually in the office but working away from their…

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Who’s afraid of a piece of paper?

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They say writers find a blank sheet of paper in front of them highly daunting as they strive to create a literary masterpiece, but the same is also true in so many other situations.
Whilst the client who wants to make…

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Let’s beat ‘Blue Monday’ together…

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Scientifically proven to be the most miserable day of the year for workers in the UK – Monday the 19th January 2015 is ‘Blue Monday’
So, why is it depressing and how can you improve staff morale this Monday?
The third Monday…

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Is your office making your blood boil?

Brits spend more than a third of their working lives (that’s around 3,500 days) feeling stressed about their job!  Although, it’s not necessarily the job role itself which causes people to feel anxious, the physical working environment can also be…

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