Almost a third of UK workers believe their productivity has suffered as a result of work-related stress and 44 per cent claim their motivation has suffered, and one in four thinks stress has held them back in their career.
There are plenty of laborious admin tasks in business that are completely necessary to daily operations, but seem to get in the way of doing the things that inspire people to become entrepreneurs in the first place.
The national employment rate is climbing, with only 4.3 per cent of Brits without a job. However, this may not be a cause for celebration.
Recent statistics have shown that the British public are taking more holidays. They are, however, shorter in duration – the likes of the long weekend.
According to a psychology professor, the disadvantages of enforcing strict dress codes far outweigh any possible benefits.
If you keep your workers happy and healthy, they are likely to work harder. Managing productivity in this way makes good business sense.
In some ways, leadership is like travelling by aeroplane. Whilst turbulence is normal, it requires an experienced hand to avoid any major issues and confidently steer everybody to the intended destination.
If you asked a cross-section of business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs what their biggest challenge is, I’m confident you’d hear the same recurring thought: how to scale the business in a sustainable, predictable, yet profitable way, quickly.
We recently interviewed 40 employers in the hospitality and tourism sector to see how they were increasing the productivity and performance of their businesses in order to remain competitive at a time of political and economic uncertainty.
As most commuters are already aware, a large section of London’s rail network will be severely disrupted by upgrades to Waterloo station, which will see over half of its platforms closed for the majority of August.
Does your business have a corporate dress code? If so, there may be an uprising from staff as a third believe that the days of specifying attire should be left to the schoolyard.
Research has found that 31 per cent of employees believe themselves to be unproductive for two hours every day. This, they said, would be remedied by a shorter work week.