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Big corporations to continue to provide workers with flexible working possibilities

As the COVID-19 vaccine has begun to roll out this week, eyes are peeled on whether big corporations will see this as a ticket towards ‘normality’ in the workplace, putting an end to the remote working lifestyle we have seen since the first lockdown in March. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the majority of …

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Singapore plans to convert unused office buildings into social housing

While most concerns surrounding COVID-19 and offices include remote working possibilities and social distancing, Singapore is attempting to deal with a different facet of the health crisis – through the use of office buildings themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly included global pressure on governments to address shortages in housing, disadvantaging those lacking clean washing …

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The impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on office working

This week saw the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out across multiple locations both in the UK, and across the world.  As individuals eagerly await the much-anticipated return ‘back to normality’, the vaccine finally bring around a halt to the work-from-home lifestyle that millions have adjusted to since the first lockdown in March. …

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How The Big Four Accountancy Firms Are Handling Office Space in Covid-19

PwC’s UK Chairman confirmed last month that the firm is unlikely to reduce any of its offices in London, despite uncertainties. Kevin Ellis highlighted the value of working physically in the office, deeming it to “remain a key part of working life”. Collaboration and innovation thrive in a physical and interactive office environment. This announcement …

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SquareFoot’s algorithm to tackle the office space dilemma

SquareFoot is a New York-based commercial property tech startup. When the virus first hit, the firm was faced with an issue – they had 60 employees to a space that could only hold 27 under the guidelines enforced by the state and the US Centre for Disease Control. Hot-desking and squeezing many onto a single …

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What is The future of the Office Workplace?

Initially back in March, the British Government advised office workers that they must work from home. When it was first anticipated that workers could return to their office as the R-rate appeared to slow down, there were many discussions held regarding what the office space would look like. Totally reconfiguring office spaces is out of …

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Employees’ Dogs Join the Return to the Office

As restrictions begin to conditionally lift and employers are given more freedom to bring their staff back to the office, experts have claimed that companies may start to introduce a dog-friendly environment, helping to tempt employees back into the workplace. Whilst working from home has become the new norm for many working Brits across the …

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Remote Staff Listen to Soundscapes of Busy Offices to Ease Isolation

As many remote workers grapple with separating their professional and personal lives, a new trend in soundscapes of busy offices has emerged, helping those in temporary home office set-ups to feel more at work whilst operating their job from home. The global pandemic has sent countries across the world into lockdown, stopping businesses operating from …

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Boom in Cycling Could Change the Office Permanently

The global pandemic has transformed the way many undergo the daily commute, the rising popularity in cycling holding the potential to change key areas around the post-COVID office. Reports have shown a major rise in popularity for the government’s Cycle to Work scheme, with a 120% increase in people joining during June of this year. …

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Empty Offices at Facebook and Google Leave King’s Cross Desolate

Whilst operations across London slowly begin to start back up, many offices are still empty, reports showing that only 34% of Brits have actually returned to the office amidst the emergence from lockdown and ease in restrictions. For the King’s Cross area in particular, built as the capital’s new tech hub, this has become quite …

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Recent Survey Finds Only 34% of UK Workers Have Returned to the Office

A recent survey conducted by Morgan Stanley analysts revealed only 34% of office workers in the UK have returned to their normal place of work. This represents a considerably small percentage, particularly when compared to areas in Europe such as France, Spain, Italy and Germany, all of which have figures ranging from 70% – 80% …

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Insurance Broker Offers Policy for Three-Day Working Week

The working from home experiment has gained unpredicted traction in recent months due to covid-19 and one insurance brokerage Get Indemnity™ has developed a policy with its staff for a three-day office week. Managing Director, Simon Taylor explained “We’ve seen no drop-in productivity and the feedback we’ve received about working from home has been incredibly …

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