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Sustainable answers to office design

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Where Workplace Works is working in partnership with JPA Workspaces to enable our clients to recognise the value and benefits of sustainable furniture and office design. Here, we interview Fiona Edwards, the Sustainability Director at JPA Workspaces… JPA provides a wide range of furniture related consultancies, services and products at all stages of the furniture continuum; […]

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Avoiding burnout becoming a cultural norm

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You don’t have to look very far to find new research on workplace stress, the decline in work/life balance and the nation’s ‘burnout’. It seems like every week, new headlines reveal that an ever-increasing number of workers are struggling to cope- whilst their personal lives, health and wellbeing suffers. Despite this research and our knowledge […]

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Beating the Blues

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Graham Bird, Director of Where Workplace Works, explains how the workplace can play a part in alleviating mental health issues… It’s reached that time, when the days are short and dark, the bills from the Christmas season have mounted and the weather is constantly grey and wet. In fact, today is considered to be the […]

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Keeping up the New Year resolutions in the workplace

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It’s no secret that New Year resolutions are hard to stick to and it’s about this time of year, that the wave of people who have joined new gyms, embarked on Veganuary or ditched the alcohol, begin to struggle. Sadly, 25% of people who make a New Year’s resolution give up in the second week […]

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Unlocking the people puzzle

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Have you ever noticed how you have a better connection with certain colleagues than others? Maybe you’ve encountered someone that is so unlike you, that communication with them is challenging or awkward? There is a simple reason for this – we are all different. Our personalities are as unique as our DNA, therefore when we […]

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Who cares at work?

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Balancing the often-conflicting elements of work and life can be a major source of stress and mental health issues for all of us. But the struggle to find this balance can be even more acutely felt for those with family and caring commitments. Financial worries, lack of sleep, relationship breakdowns and many other triggers can […]

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10 tips on how to beat the heat

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As the temperature in the UK soars, and we experience heatwaves across the country, here are a few tips on how to best to ‘keep cool and carry on’ in the office … Ditch the dress code– If temperatures soar, then it’s a good time to turn a blind eye to staff wearing cooler, more […]