Workplace aliens, always the coffee, bullshit asymmetry and some other stuff

I’ve sometimes highlighted how our perceptions of the workplace are subject to an apex fallacy. The daily consumption of narratives about wellbeing, agile working, coworking, campuses, tech palaces and ‘cool’ design can obscure the fact that most people don’t experience this stuff in their daily lives. They work in mundane …

MPs to investigate impact of placemaking and built environment on productivity

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Building Communities is calling for evidence and contributions from all organisations with an interest in the built and natural environment to contribute to its new consultation, which aims to explore how placemaking can lead to greater productivity in the UK. As part of its …

Free Online Marketing & SEO Icon Set (50 Icons, PNG & SVG)

We have a fantastic freebie for all you marketers out there! Created by our friends Freepik, we have an amazing Marketing & SEO icon set for you. There are 50 beautifully illustrated icons in the set, they’re all totally scalable and infinitely editable, and within the download package, you will …

Customer Journey Maps: A Day in the Life of a Customer

How do you measure customer engagement? Likes, clicks, and purchases are often the default metrics to turn to, but they don’t tell the whole story. You need to know how much customers feel they’re in a relationship with your product, business or brand to truly measure customer engagement. Is your …

Black and other minority workers more likely to be in insecure work, claims TUC

Black and minority ethnic workers are far more likely to be trapped in temporary and insecure work, according to a new TUC analysis published to mark the start of its annual Black Workers Conference. The analysis claims  to show how BME workers are faring worse than white workers in the …

5 Personal Documents That You Need to Apply for a Business License

Local authorities need companies to register for a business license. It is important because it protects the individuals in the area that the business will operate in. It would be ghastly to open a factory that releases poisonous fumes in the environment. Further, it gives the company the authority and …

18-Year-Old Earns a Six-Figure Salary in Three Years Without Marketing His Company

Let’s start from the beginning. Randy Gervais grew up in a corporate environment. Being surrounded by business men and attending high end events where dressing up was a must. He saw a gap in men’s apparel and to be quite frank, found the fashion in the corporate world dull. He …

Major new research projects will explore impact of management on productivity

A major new project led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) will examine how health and wellbeing practices can improve employee productivity. Working with research institute RAND Europe, based in Cambridge, it will look to identify which combinations of workplace health and wellbeing practices reliably improve worker health, wellbeing, …

Everything You Need for Your Home Office

Working from home, especially if you’re running your own business, is the ultimate illustration of freedom. However, with the privilege to set your own schedule, an extreme amount of self-discipline, motivation, and an exceptional work ethic are required. To truly enjoy the flexibility that accompanies the job, you’ll need the …