Working Environments

Your working environment affects productivity and your business' bottom line.

Your working environment, including the colour of the walls, affects productivity. It's understandable that people wouldn't perform as well in a dull, windowless office compared to a natural light-filled, friendly space. So, why not read through our articles on creating and managing a working environment and company culture that suits your brand and your people?

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

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How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

Mark Tighe, Founder and Managing Director at specialist tax consultancy Catax, delves into how to successfully merge two business cultures following a business acquisition

How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

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How to Transition to Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular among UK SMEs. Here are 10 considerations to ensure your staff remain happy and productive when working remotely

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

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How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Nuffield Health’s Brendan Street suggests how businesses can encourage dialogue about mental health and nurture a culture of openness in the workplace

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

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An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

There's been much research conducted into the detrimental impact that sitting at an office desk can have on our health. Here's a quick look at what employers can do to help

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

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How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

Mark Hill of Pearson Frank shares three ways to cement your status as a great tech manager, even if you’re new to the leadership game or tech industry

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

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How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

Siân Goodson, Founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas, shares her strategies to help SME owners ensure they have a more diverse workforce and senior team

7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

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7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

Carolyn Nevitte of People Insight takes a closer look at seven SMEs in the UK who have taken the time to cultivate incredible workplace cultures

Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

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Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

Sam Cropper of Viking reveals how providing the right office environment can boost the overall wellbeing and productivity of your workforce

Creating a Productive Office Environment

Creating a Productive Office Environment

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Creating a Productive Office Environment

If you're looking for ways to give your workspace a boost, here's a quick look at six simple changes you can make to encourage productivity and keep staff motivated

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

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Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

If you're undecided about your next office space, here's a quick look at the pros and cons of renting versus purchasing a commercial property

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

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Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Andrew Mawson of Advanced Workplace Associates shares his thoughts on how business relocation can be the perfect opportunity for reinvention and a shift towards Agile working

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

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How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

Many business owners may consider renting out a virtual office in the early stages of growth. Christina Attrah of Virtual HQ explores the benefits of virtual offices to SMEs

Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

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Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

We explore how to organize, lay-out and decorate your office workspace so that it increases productivity within your SME

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

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Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

We explore why lone working policies are an important component of every SME's Health & Safety process, and how to go about writing one that's tailored to your employees

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

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Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Having flexibility over where employees work can result in higher risk of a security breach. ShredallSDS Group's Nik Williams talks us through the importance of secure remote working policies

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

Finding the perfect business premises can be a complicated task. Mike Patterson of We Buy Any House examines the key aspects to consider and pitfalls to avoid

How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

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How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

Many small businesses start life from the kitchen table, spare bedroom or garden shed. Merje Shaw, MD of Path59, shares her advice on getting your business off the ground

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

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The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

Employee wellbeing is becoming crucially important in the workplace, especially for small businesses. Here's one way to turn your office into a paradise of productivity

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

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Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Using e-learning and staff training services is becoming more and more important for businesses. Here's how to update the skills of your workforce with online learning

How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

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How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

With the use of AI and automation increasing in the business world, how can SMEs prepare for the future of the workplace? Stephen Quinn, founder of Jobbio, takes a look