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People Crave Return to the Normality of the Office – Study Reveals

Research from Randstad – a HR services company – has revealed that over a third of UK remote workers reported to have missed commuting to work.  Randstad UK questioned those that had been working remotely for nearly a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, asking how they now viewed commuting and attending physical …

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Fever Tree to turn previous offices into a staff bar

The tonic brand Fever Tree has announced that it will build a bar within its London office as it declared that their employees will never return to working full-time in the office again. Fever Tree’s Co-founder and Chief Executive, Tim Warrilow, said that the company plans to adopt a flexi-working approach, whereby a hybrid of …

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Offices Need to Stay on Top of Covid Cases

According to findings conducted by Public Health England (PHE), offices have experienced more outbreaks of COVID-19 than any other workplace such as construction sites and warehouses. Thus, highlighting the need for stricter processes by employers in terms of distancing, time schedules and use of PPE. Data showed that there had been over 500 confirmed COVID-19 …

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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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