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Making Office Small Talk

If you work in a office, you will be no stranger to making small talk with colleagues be it in the queue at the vending machines or the annual Christmas party. However, chatting with colleagues can be difficult as you may not have much in common with them apart from sharing the same office space, yet it is expected of you to get on with your colleagues, and getting on with them certainly makes...

The Benefits of Working in a Shared Office

While many companies are becoming much more flexible when it comes to working from home, an increasing number of us are realising that there are distinct benefits to staying put in our offices. With the recession continuing to rumble on, business owners have found that rents and leases have become much more flexible, and cheaper too. What’s more, there is currently a wealth of workspace right...

How Smart is Your City?

We were recently sent the infographic below which was created as part of IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative. The infographic illustrates some of the results from a recent ComRes survey highlighting how people living in London, Leeds, Brighton and Glasgow feel about their city. It was created to support a discussion which was held at BASELondon on 22 June 2011. This discussion brought together UK...

Google’s Les Paul Guitar Cost Businesses in Lost Productivity

A few weeks ago, on June 9th, Google marked what would have been Les Paul’s 96th birthday, with an interactive doodle. If you are anything like us, you will have spent a good amount of time strumming away with your mouse or keyboard, impressing your colleagues with your ‘skills’- and it seems we were not alone! According to website Extreme Tech, workers around the world spent a...
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