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Stress is a growing productivity issue worldwide and we have written about stress and burnout before. This is a topic that needs to be addressed again and again until all effective methods have been found and implemented in our everyday lives.
One of the widely discussed methods of avoiding stress is mindfulness – most of us have heard this term. But do we actually know what it means, understand how to interpret it and what the benefits of practicing mindfulness techniques are? (more…)
The hazards of a tangled office
The modern office grinds to a standstill without electricity. From computers to printers to office radios, almost everything plugs into an electrical outlet for power, which means the average office can be a maze of electrical cords. Turns out there are an estimated 400 million meters of exposed cabling in UK workplaces alone.
Did you know, that, according to the British Council for Offices (BCO), the average workstation size has shrunk by 2sqm since 2009, yet the power requirement has remained constant at 200-250w per workstation?
Noise is one of the biggest issues in open offices
“Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” in 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said. “It is not only an interruption; it is also a disruption of thought.”
A study from the University of Sydney in 2013 found that lack of sound privacy is the biggest frustration for employees. Noise is quickly becoming the biggest barrier to a productive and a pleasant day at work. 30% of workers in open plan offices, were dissatisfied with the noise level of their workspaces. (more…)
Here at Luxafor we are very passionate about making the work environment productive and stress-free. We know that the best work is done in a workplace where you feel comfortable. (more…)