They say you can choose your friends, not your family – and the same applies to the workplace. Given the choice, most of us would choose different colleagues to the ones we’re lumbered with for eight hours a day. And yet, working with a diverse hodgepodge of individuals is strangely satisfying, and par for the course in a tight-knit office environment.
Every kind of organisation can benefit from a workforce that thinks and tackles tasks creatively – and one of the most effective ways to foster creativity is to give personnel a colourful and stimulating environment to work in.
Let’s face it, the workplace is pretty darn important for employees, especially office workers who regularly spend more time with their colleagues and their computers than with their friends and family.
Maintaining a founding company culture within startups isn’t easy, especially when they begin to grow. So how can entrepreneurs ensure that their staff retain that entrepreneurial drive and innovative thinking that first set the company on the road to success
Britain’s office workers are devout procrastinators, according to a new study. It found the average staff member wastes 12.5 hours a week on non work-related tasks, and we’ve got the rundown of the ten activities they do to kill time.
South Korean mobile giant Samsung wants to restructure its internal operations in a bid to create a startup culture and, while it sounds like the corporate equivalent of a mid-life crisis, it actually makes sense.
These days many businesses begin as a home venture – overheads are low and it seems you have all you need when you can kit out your box room as an office very cheaply, but it won’t last forever.
There’s no doubt that co-working is hugely on the rise across the globe, particularly in cities like London, with a high population of startups and creative young companies. But if you're imagining rows of identikit desks and bland carpets, think again.
By rethinking the way your organisation operates, and reconsidering the needs of your employees against your business goals, there is tremendous scope to shift the convention of management-led controls and regulations.
You’re paying your staff, so they should be satisfied with that, right Wrong. Real Business has discovered that today’s employees should absolutely be viewed by bosses as consumers if they truly want to make their businesses successful hubs of productivity.
Where do you get inspiration for your office design With both the Oscars and BAFTAs on the horizon, we’ve taken a look at some of the most famous TV and movie offices and to analyse the best (and the worst) on-screen office design.
Real estate firm CBRE has made an attempt to “revolutionise” Britain's commercial property market by striking an exclusive deal with Virtual Walkthrough to deliver interactive office tours to investors.