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What’s so good about the office anyway?

All across the country employees are beginning to ask the same question, “What’s so good about the office anyway?”. It seems that a quiet revolution of sorts is ready to begin when the current crisis comes to an end. Will workers and employees who’ve been happily and successfully working from home for the past nine months or so actually want to return to the office? It is statistically and professionally proven that working from home does not stifle productivity. It doesn’t lower the motivation of staff to do well. Those that work from home are less likely to call in sick as they will be able to soldier on from their beds, or they take some paracetamol and carry on. In part it was due to the stigma. When you said you were working from home it was immediately thought you were taking it easy. However this is not the …

The challenges of an open plan office

Open plan office plans have been increasingly popular in recent years, supposedly offering flexibility, greater communication and the ability to hot seat. However, for many workers, this kind of environment can present a variety of challenges.

The concept was designed to improve communication between workers but can leave staff feeling distracted, exposed, lacking privacy and overstimulated. If you’re stuck with a work environment that includes an open plan or hot seating for flexible working, here are a few tips that can make things more bearable:

Make your space more homely

Just because you’re at work, doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable and at ease. Try giving your space an at-home feel, after all, you are there for many hours each day.

A selection of portable personal effects can easily and quickly be added to any desk. Items like a photo, a desk toy or small potted plant can make all …