office lifestyle

The Great Tea or Coffee Debate: We Survey the Nation

In offices across the nation, workers rely on the humble tradition of the tea break for a much-needed rest from their desk. But is the cup of tea still the number one hot drink of choice for people across the country? Or has the availability of a range of tasty and convenient coffee options shunted

Take a Break: Can You Beat Our Brainteasers in Record Time?

Working days can often fly by in a flash and it can be all too easy to sit at your desk and keep your head buried in your work without coming up for a breather. In fact, our recent study found that 12% of people don’t take any breaks during a working day. Taking a

6 Ways to Update Your Office Space on a Budget

We spend a lot of time in our offices. So, it makes sense that these spaces should provide the comfortable and inspiring surroundings needed to work to our best. As they see so much use, offices can quickly become tired and in need of a spruce up. Doing a complete makeover isn’t within every budget,

Office Etiquette: 17 Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

Life in the office isn’t just about how well you do your job; adhering to the correct etiquette can directly affect the trajectory of your career. Office etiquette is important to professional success, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re an intern, executive or upper management, the way you interact with your co-workers says a lot

11 Simple Ways to Increase Office Recycling

Most workplaces now have some form of office recycling program, but it may be limited and there is always more you can be doing to protect the environment. Recycling and a sustainable way of operating is now a desirable business trait to many potential employees and partners, so increasing office recycling can also be seen

Music in the Office: Advantages and Disadvantages

We all have our individual tastes in music and listening to our favourite songs can have a strong influence on our mood. Music can evoke memories, thoughts and even make us feel happy or sad, but what effect does it have on our productivity at work? In this article, we will look at the advantages

What Is Hybrid Working and How Will It Change the Way We Work?

During the pandemic, remote working fast became the norm, and proved to be surprisingly successful for many companies in the UK. It helped business owners realise that employees could be trusted with flexibility and there was often no noticeable dip in productivity. While there is no doubt that remote working provides many benefits for both

How to Decorate an Office with Plants

The modern office is fast moving away from the typical grey spaces that are simply filled with desks and office chairs. As with the home, decorating an office with plants has become an increasingly popular way to add some character and a more stylish feel to an office. But the question of how to decorate

UK Paper Size Guide

There is a huge selection when it comes to paper sizes in the UK, which can sometimes make it confusing ordering the size you need. Paper sizes in the UK are based on the International A standard and cover A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8, each designed to fit a range of

Bacteria in the Office: Discovering Just How Clean Our Offices Really Are

As offices around the world closed in March 2020, it’s unlikely that many of us would have predicted just how employees would feel the next time they set foot into an office. In the time between closing and reopening, the mindset of many people towards cleanliness and bacteria has changed completely. Where we’d once walk into any setting without