Last week, we took a look at the office at the turn of the twentieth century. This week, we’re continuing our blog series on the transformation of the office with a look at what it was like from the 1920s to the 1940s. (Hint: Think long hours but more tech.)
Posted on: Fri, 24 May 2013 at 9:07 AM
They don’t remember a time before touchscreens, mobile phones and social media. They think email is old school. Brace yourself. Gen Z is heading to an office near you.
Posted on: Thu, 23 May 2013 at 1:02 PM
19th-25th May is National Epilepsy Week. To help raise awareness, we’re taking a look at common misconceptions about epilepsy in the workplace.
Posted on: Tue, 21 May 2013 at 4:19 PM
From a lie-detecting business suit to a robotic “you”, we take a look at four crazy office inventions that could actually work. Which ones will you be adding to your wishlist?
Posted on: Fri, 17 May 2013 at 9:50 AM
In this guest post, David Saul, managing director of serviced office operator Business Environment, explains the pros and cons of choosing virtual working.
Posted on: Fri, 17 May 2013 at 9:20 AM
The officebroker network continues to grow and we’re delighted this month to welcome a great selection of new business centres from all over the UK.
Posted on: Wed, 15 May 2013 at 10:35 AM
Thanks to developments in technology, design and society more broadly, the office has changed a lot over the last century. In the first part of our new blog series, we take a look at what it was like to work in the office in the early 1900s. (Be warned: it’s cold, dark and male-dominated.)
Posted on: Wed, 15 May 2013 at 10:32 AM
From “demotivating” to a “creative and cultural desert”, UK office workers believe that their boring offices are stifling their ability to be creative.
Posted on: Wed, 15 May 2013 at 10:24 AM
The officebroker Serviced Office Reviews for Q1 2013 reveal current trends in the UK’s serviced office market. Today, we take a look at the picture across Central London.
Posted on: Mon, 13 May 2013 at 12:19 PM
It was the quarter when the UK narrowly avoided a triple-dip recession, while extreme weather threatened havoc for many UK businesses… We take a look at how the serviced office market fared across the UK’s key cities in Q1 2013.
Posted on: Fri, 10 May 2013 at 9:01 AM
You’re in the office. The clock ticks round to 10:47am. You can feel your mind drifting away from the task in hand, to palm beaches, your favourite celebrity crush or impressing your boss and winning that promotion. You’re not the only one – right about now, workers up and down the country will begin their first daydream of the working day.
Posted on: Thu, 02 May 2013 at 10:03 AM
Ownership is old news. Sharing is the way forward for today’s startups who want to build smarter, more agile businesses – and shared office space is leading the way.
Posted on: Wed, 01 May 2013 at 4:31 PM
It’s a situation most of us hope we’ll never be in. But if a colleague had a heart attack at work, would you know what to do? And would you have the confidence to act?
Posted on: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 at 9:18 AM
They’re cute, furry and they can improve your productivity at work. So is it time you brought your four-legged friends to the office?
Posted on: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 at 4:49 PM
From the UK government to business leaders, the consensus is that entrepreneurs are the key to future growth in the UK. But how can the UK office market support budding entrepreneurs? We take a look at how office provider Business Environment Group is going beyond the basics to help them achieve their goals.
Posted on: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 at 4:37 PM
Salary might be the starting point, but it takes more than money to motivate employees. We take a look at the ten most popular perks offered by UK companies.
Posted on: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 at 8:58 AM
A spaceman, a racing car and a giant chess set – not the sorts of things you’d usually expect to find in the offices of a bank. But then Saxo Bank decided to break with convention when they designed their offices in Copenhagen.
Posted on: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 at 8:53 AM
It’s a story that will have Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer itching to say “I told you so”. Careless staff may be the downside to flexible working, costing their employers thousands of pounds in lost laptops and mobile devices.
Posted on: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 at 3:20 PM
Feeling overwhelmed by emails? You’re not alone. The average UK worker sends and receives 10,000 emails a year.
Posted on: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 at 3:43 PM
Some say it’s struggling, others are reporting growth. One thing is for certain; opinion is divided over Birmingham’s office market.
Posted on: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 at 4:51 PM
Overlooking Euston Station and the surrounding area, the Euston Square ‘ClubRooms’ is a stylish, modern and popular location for businesses and individuals - as our very own CEO Chris Meredith found out first-hand during a recent trip to London.
Posted on: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 at 11:58 AM
You roll into work on a Monday morning and it’s there. That pile of papers, folders, promotional junk – and in some cases old food wrappers – which make up the average office worker’s desk. Admit it; there are times when you wish it would just go away. But do we really? Could we work without a desk?
Posted on: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 at 12:53 PM
Coughs, sneezes, headaches, sore eyes, fatigue, poor concentration, dizziness, dry, itchy skin – office workers always seem to be under the weather. Thanks to a new device, Sick Office Syndrome could soon be a thing of the past.
Posted on: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 at 9:06 AM
Online fashion giant ASOS knows how to spot an opportunity. So now that they’ve chosen Birmingham as the location for their new offices, it’s a safe bet that the fashion and business worlds will be sitting up and taking notice.
Posted on: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 at 4:24 PM
London has long been considered the hot location for the creative industries, but with many of the UK’s major cities investing heavily in the creative sector, there are now plenty of vibrant creative hubs for businesses looking to locate north of the capital. We take a look at some of the most popular locations.
Posted on: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 at 4:18 PM