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Top dentists warn against “cake culture” in offices

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TOP dentists are worried that the workplace is now the main place where people consume sugary goods and have warned against a “cake culture.” They say that the cake culture is increasingly being used by managers to reward staff, as … Continue reading

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New study says office workers should exercise for one hour a day

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A MAJOR study has concluded that office workers can eliminate the health risks of sitting down throughout the working day by doing an hour of exercise. An hour’s brisk walking or cycling for pleasure can offset the dangers of being desk-bound for … Continue reading

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Barclays to offer unused space to entrepreneurs and community groups

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UNDER-utilised spaces in the offices and branches of Barclays to be made available to local businesses and communities. The Eagle Labs initiative will see the space made available to customers and non-customers to help boost the UK’s digital and ‘maker’ … Continue reading

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On your feet: new guidance for office workers

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NEW research has suggested that office workers in desk-bound jobs should be on their feet for 2-4 hours a day for better health and productivity. The report, commissioned by Public Health England and Active Working CIC, says that sedentary workers … Continue reading

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Chinese offices replicate USS Enterprise

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Star Trek inspired office. Credit: YouTube. A NEW office building in China has been built to look just like the USS Enterprise of Star Trek fame. Reports say that the $160 million offices in China’s Fujian province belongs to software … Continue reading

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Facebook planning social network platform for offices

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SOCIAL network giant Facebook is reported to be developing a new version of the site to be used in workplaces. “Facebook at work” will apparently offer a mix of business networking and workplace collaboration tools which pitch it against established … Continue reading

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Gender diversity increases office productivity, report says

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MIXED-Sex offices can help improve productivity in the workplace, according to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). But while diversity seems to be good for a business’ productivity, employees actually prefer single sex working environments, says the … Continue reading

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Plants help grow office productivity

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PUTTING plants and greenery in offices can help boost productivity, according to new research. A greener working environment could see productivity go up by as much as 15% says the report by Cardiff University’s School of Psychology. The presence of … Continue reading

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Office workers to watch Euro 2012 from their desks?

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ONE-IN-THREE British workers say they will watch Euro 2012 from their desks, according to a survey. While a third of those asked say they will watch the football from work, four out of ten intend to go to the pub … Continue reading

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Green Office Week gets under way

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THE FOURTH annual Green Office Week has got under way today. The week is designed to inform office workers about ways in which they can turn over a new green leaf. Energy, transport, waste, purchasing and innovation make up five … Continue reading

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