Posted on Nov 19 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on TfL pilot shows the way

Tube travellers take at least 18 different routes to get from King’s Cross St Pancras to Waterloo, according to new analysis by Transport for London (TfL). In a four-week trial covering 54 stations in Zones 1-4, TfL collected 509 million pieces of de-personalised WiFi data from 5.6 million mobile devices making 42 million journeys. TfL hopes that collecting this type of data on a permanent basis...

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Fresh ideas please

Businesses are stifling employees’ creativity, warns RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and provider of communication skills training. Its study of 1,000 workplaces found that 81% have failed to create a culture that encourages new ideas and experimentation. One in four employees says fresh ideas are needed to overcome current problems. Just over 1 in...

Posted on Nov 17 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Far from muddling one’s thinking, being under pressure helps workers come up with creative solutions to difficult problems. So says the University of Exeter’s Business School. Its analysis of problem-solving in the subsidiaries or regional offices of 27 large multinational companies (MNCs) found a direct link between the pressure staff are under to solve a problem and the creativity of their solution. Researchers...

Posted on Nov 15 2017 - 3:11pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Business Info Magazine – Issue 133 – Free Download

An independent review commissioned by the Prime Minister” has found that around 300,000 people are leaving their jobs each year due to mental illness, costing employers up to £42 billion annually. The report, Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers, sets out 40 recommendations for organisations of all sizes, providing a framework for workplace mental health. These include routinely...

Posted on Nov 15 2017 - 10:47am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Premier Paper Group expands operations in the South West

Premier has opened a new regional branch in Bristol to support business growth throughout the South West. The new 16,000 square foot Bristol facility brings Premier’s total warehouse capacity in the South West to in excess of 30,000 square feet. Local Stocks Keeping products close to local markets provides customers with choice, availability and flexibility of service. Over 3,000 tonnes of product...

Posted on Nov 14 2017 - 1:01pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Spaces to open fourth London Hub

Workspace provider Spaces has announced that it will be opening its fourth hub in the capital. Spaces Fitzrovia will occupy The Harley Building, an impressive 36400 sq ft. building designed by award-winning architects Squire and Parsons. The new Marylebone hub will house a large, open-plan co-working area, meeting rooms for hire, over 100 private offices and a café selling fresh food and barista...

Posted on Nov 14 2017 - 12:09pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on The Business Café opens crowdfunding round

A new High Street chain called The Business Café has started a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Co-founders Penny Power OBE and Gail Thomas plan to launch the first premises in Peterborough, Gail’s hometown, after completing the first investment round. It will then set out on a nationwide rollout with a network of cafés across the country that require a free membership to enter a private...

Posted on Nov 13 2017 - 12:33pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on New collaboration range sparks innovation

The Post-it Brand from 3M has launched a new range of Collaboration products, offering solutions for a variety of meeting spaces – from the office, to on the move. Ideal for open office environments and workspaces, design thinking and collaboration the new range allows users to optimise their space and get the very best out of the workforce – so whether it’s idea generation, or presenting something...

Posted on Nov 13 2017 - 11:11am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Blake and The Postal Museum – a perfect delivery

Blake, the postal packaging experts and The Postal Museum have announced that they have joined forces. Blake have recently opened their fourth ‘hub of excellence’ at The Postal Museum headquarters in London. Visitors to The Postal Museum will be able to reveal the surprising story of the first social network through inspiring galleries packed with incredible objects, exciting stories and engaging...

Posted on Nov 13 2017 - 10:01am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Top causes of office disputes revealed

Over a third (34%) of office workers cite gossiping as the leading cause of workplace disputes, according to research by Brother UK. In a poll of 1,594 office workers, colleagues being too loud was listed as the second most common cause of disputes (31%), followed by messy colleagues (27%), stolen items, such as stationery, sandwiches and mugs (26%) and late colleagues (26%). It’s not just disputes...