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‘Motivation’

It is a huge pleasure to meet Nick in person having followed him on Twitter for a number of years. Arriving at the Thomson Reuters offices at Canary Wharf (having crossed the Capital from my office in a Victorian nursing accommodation block in Paddington), I feel that I have not only crossed the city but […]

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Mid-way through the recent Kent Digital Awards (June 2017) the room silenced as a large screen flashed up the question ‘What does recognition mean to you?’ There followed a series of short, snappy interviews during which the previous winners explained what recognition means to them. Intrigued by their answers, I listened as one after another […]

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Decades ago, it was hard for co-workers in an office to do informal collaboration. Why? Their work spaces were divided by formal offices—walls and doors. That’s one of the reasons that office designers came up with the open office plan: It was thought to increase creativity and sharing by enabling co-workers to bounce ideas off […]

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A quiet office can be a sign of an efficient workforce – but it can also mean people aren’t communicating effectively. In the modern workplace, collaboration is key. But how can you break the silence and encourage people to talk to each other? The Death of Small Talk explores how we can revitalise office chatter and […]

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Andrews Sykes and Atomik Research conducted a survey about the perks at work, they sampled 1000 office workers across the UK, and aimed to pinpoint what perks they desire the most. Some of the most notable findings from our survey were as follows: The most commonly considered ‘office perk’ is free tea and coffee, which […]

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Work-life balance as a concept has been around since the mid-1980s. The idea behind it is to build awareness so people can achieve an appropriate balance between work and life so they can be happy, healthy and fulfilled. The importance of this balance is often paired with messages about how people should spend time doing […]

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  I first met Francis Goss in 2012, when he was Head of Employee Engagement at Grass Roots. I’d just started in the role of Head of Engagement and Internal Comms for an aerospace business and was busy planning their first ever leadership conference, with employee engagement as its theme. After spending a day at […]

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