Skills and new businesses drive decade of recovery for UK cities

Improving skills levels and new business formation have been the key long-term drivers of growth for UK cities since the financial crisis, according to the latest Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities 2018 index that ranks cities on a combination of economic performance and quality of life. The latest Index analyses …

Reducing commuting times could drastically reduce CO2 emissions

A decrease in commuting times in the UK will reduce levels of carbon dioxide by 7.8 million tonnes per year by 2030, according to a new study by Regus. The economic study, carried out by independent researchers, found that if the growth in flexible workspace continues to increase, commuters in …

If Earth’s great ice sheets start collapsing, massive undersea walls could hold them back

It would be best for humanity if the colossal ice sheets that blanket Antarctica stayed put. But, there’s growing evidence that as the planet heats up, these sprawling glaciers could begin flowing into the ocean at an accelerated pace, boosting sea levels not in feet — but yards. To halt …

People might be more productive when supervised by a bad robot

We will have to get used to a lot more talk about how we interact with artificial intelligence and it might involve addressing some difficult ideas. Try this for a start. People might perform better on certain tasks when supervised by a ‘mean’ robot rather than a ‘nice’ one, according …

GoDaddy Q&A with Project Backboard founder Dan Peterson

GoDaddy is honored to partner with Project Backboard founder Dan Peterson for our “Make the world you want campaign” — empowering makers to change your world if it doesn’t quite fit you. It all started with a few lines and some paint. When Dan Peterson, a former college basketball player …

The Top Four Reasons You Want Sunil Tulsiani to Be Your Business Mentor

Sunil Tulsiani believes that a true victory for a mentor is achieved when his student attains a greater level of success than his own. “To succeed on your own, for yourself isn’t too difficult, and not very gratifying,” Tulsiani said. “Passing on your knowledge and witnessing others thrive, that’s where …

New study claims to confirm the benefits of sit-stand workstations

A new study suggests that height adjustable or sit-stand workstations may be beneficial in reducing sedentary behaviour and supporting health outside the workplace. The study’s results have been published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. Funded by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation’s Transform grant, interim study results …

How to use Smarp to improve employee engagement in your business

The most successful businesses are usually the ones that look for new ways to improve employee engagement. However, while the idea of a constantly motivated workforce sounds appealing, it can be more difficult to accomplish in practice. One way to achieve a state of near-perpetual employee engagement is to keep …

Third of British workers say they lack the computer skills they need to do their jobs

Nearly a third of Britons don’t think they have the required computer skills to do their jobs properly in spite of the fact that around 9 in 10 households now have internet access, according to a study from the Office for National Statistics. Although the Government continues to encourage the …

Review of progress on diversity in boardrooms shows that there is much to do

Business leaders have been urged by Sir John Parker to step up their work on ethnic and cultural diversity at the top of business. The call to action comes as the Parker Review Committee, led by Sir John Parker, publishes its first annual update to track the progress made against …

Joan Bess Launches Gelli Arts: The Art of Creating You Need to Try!

Joan Bess There’s something about creating art that’s soothing for the soul. Be it painting or drawing, sculpting or pottery making, the simple act of creating does wonders for the human spirit. That’s something Joan Bess understands better than most. Creating works of art can, in turn, translate into a …

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategy How to Create Your Social Media Strategy Matthew Burley, Copywriter @ Article-Writing.co. Social media is still a relatively new tool that can be difficult to understand in the early stages. There are multiple platforms, formats and other nuances that need to be utilized for optimal engagement. However, …

How landlords can maintain their mojo and retain tenants

Flexibility is rocking the foundations of the traditional commercial real estate world. It’s entering our workforces, our offices and the shock waves are extending to the relationship between landlord and tenant. This demand for increased flexibility from the world’s workforces is due to a convergence of social and economic factors. …

Transforming retail returns into positive post-purchase experiences

Running your own retail business is no easy feat. You have to order inventory, keep tabs on your finances and, perhaps most importantly, inspire customer loyalty. And the way you handle your retail returns can turn customers into lifelong devotees or lost opportunities. Customer loyalty is key The success of …

Change of mindset can transform workplace performance says Smart Summit

Changing mindsets and the workplace through co-creative leadership was the theme of the latest Quora Smartworking Summit which took place this week at ExCeL London. Hosted by Quora’s Managing Director John Blackwell, the event featured a distinguished group of senior leaders who discussed under Chatham House rules, how they have …