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Category Archives: Amusing

Business Lessons from Star Wars: Types of Fire Protection Systems

Posted under Amusing on January 21, 2016

Business Lessons from Star WarsFire protection systems refer to residential or commercial systems that have been put in place to reduce the negative effects of fire. One of the most important business lessons from Star Wars trilogy is that when a fire is burning in a building, the most logical course of action after evacuating people from the building is to suppress or extinguish the fire. Fire protection systems help to minimize the impact of fires on buildings, surrounding Read more

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Stock Take Procedure – How to by WPD

Posted under Amusing, Office on November 19, 2015

Here we go… Christmas Holidays are fast approaching, so what better time to organize our stock take for the upcoming busy period if not now… said our keen Warehouse Manager!

So we (the web team and the Finance Manager) had to give him a hand on a cold November afternoon and get things done counted in the warehouse.  We’ve put the high vises on, or at least intended to and cracked on.

After carefully … Read more

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Using Team Building to Develop a Successful Team

Posted under Amusing, Office, Warehouse on October 8, 2015

Building a great team starts with great leadership. A great leader has many positive attributes such as correcting the course when necessary, making tough decisions, and setting performance standards. Team building and leadership requires ego management, recognition, and continuous development among other things to work well over the short and long term.

Businesses that invest in team building are often more successful and have enhanced rapport among team members. It also makes team members Read more

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Top 5 Workplace Films

Posted under Amusing, Office, Workplace Commentary on July 30, 2015

WBest Workplace Songse may love to watch movies because they help us escape real life for a few moments. Yet, the popularity of workplace films takes us right back to our desks and keeps us grounded in reality.

How Workplace Films Inspire and Motivate Us to Love Our Work

Work is always hard. Even if you have your dream job, there are always ups and downs in every office, in every post, in every country across … Read more

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Reasons You Should be Drinking Coffee at Work

Posted under Amusing, Office, Workplace Commentary on July 23, 2015

Very few office workers can go a few hours, let alone days without their regular caffeine fix. A cup of coffee, be it anTeam having a coffee break Americano, a latte, or an espresso, have often been chalked down as saviours during long working hours, night shifts or getting through sleep-deprived days. But that cuppa mocha latte (my personal favourite) is not only waking you up every morning, it’s doing more wonders than you realize.

We have some very … Read more

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Fifty Shades of Grey? Cable Ties all the way!

Posted under Amusing on February 18, 2015

Cable TiesUnless you don’t have access to the Internet, or a TV, or the radio… In fact unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent times, you will probably be aware that the new movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, was released in cinemas over Valentine’s Day weekend.

In case you happen to be unaware of the movie and its plot, Fifty Shades of Grey was actually released in 2011 as a trilogy of novels. The … Read more

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on February 14, 2015

Valentine's DayLove it or loathe it, it’s Valentine’s Day once again. The one day of the year where couples all around the world can celebrate their love for each other, whilst the single ones amongst us either eat their body weight in ice cream or go out with fellow singletons in the hope to try and forget the meaning of the day!

Whichever group you fall in to, the majority of people probably all have the … Read more

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Is it a Blue Monday for you?

Posted under Amusing, In the Community, News on January 19, 2015

Blue MondayWe’re just over midway through January now, New Year greetings are officially over and normal life appears to have been fully resumed. However, today, Monday 19th January has officially been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’.

Apparently, today is the day when the entire population feel a bit miserable, the weather’s dreary, New Year’s Resolutions become undone, and the infamous January blues have officially set in after all the hype of the festivities.

It is also probably the … Read more

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Happy New Year 2015!

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, News on December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where we all get together and reminisce on the year gone by; have we achieved all we wanted to? Where do we see ourselves this time next year? And of course, what are our New Year’s resolutions?

Depending on where you are in the world, whether you are watching a firework display, out dancing the night away, or having a quiet night in with family and friends, … Read more

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Fancy Dress for Christmas

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 19, 2014

Advent Although perhaps not commonly associated with Christmas, fancy dress ideas for this season are becoming more creatively entertaining by the year!

Whether it’s your workplace requesting you in fancy dress for the annual Christmas party, or you have been invited to a Christmas Eve knees up with the instruction to sport your best fancy dress ideas – we think there are some fantastic designs to win you the best dressed prize there! (We are talking … Read more

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Office Christmas Party Games

Posted under Amusing, Office on December 10, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s getting in to the last few working weeks of the year and workplaces might be mellowing out for Christmas, so what better way to introduce some fun in to the office to get your staff in to the festive spirit.

A couple of examples we have gathered should get everyone involved in some games, even using some of The Workplace Depot products!

Two Spoons (Egg and Spoon Race with a Twist)

Staff are separated … Read more

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The Rise of the Christmas Jumpers

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 7, 2014

AdventA few years ago, patterned Christmas jumpers were definitely not seen as a fashion statement. From the moment Mark Darcy donned his Christmas reindeer jumper in Bridget Jones’s Diary, the look wasn’t exactly supposed to portray a trendsetter.

Little did we know however, a few years later the craze of Christmas jumpers would catch on in the UK; with fashionable chains such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters not only supplying a wide range of jumpers, … Read more

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Top 20 Christmas Songs – Getting you in the Christmas Spirit!

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 2, 2014

AdventIt’s day 2 of The Workplace Depot Advent Calendar and we are treating you to a good one today!

A recent article by The Independent has discovered that the classic tune by The Pogues – Fairytale of New York was voted as the nation’s favourite Christmas song of all time.

The poll surveyed 2,000 adults, with 23% of them choosing the 1987 track as their favourite festive number, compared to just one in ten respondents … Read more

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Infamous Locker Room Songs

Posted under Amusing, Storage on November 18, 2014

Locker RoomI think we have established that the lockers here at The Workplace Depot are one of the more versatile products we can talk about, not to mention one of the most fun!

Have you read a couple of my personal favourite locker related posts?

Although the majority of these posts are relating to lockers in locker … Read more

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Unspoken Rules for Working in an Office

Posted under Amusing, Office on November 1, 2014

EmployeesFor those of us who work in an office, there can be times when sitting at a desk all day is actually not as peaceful as you might think.

For the majority of us, we go to work, sit at our desks, complete our daily tasks and converse with our colleagues. Unfortunately, sometimes, some of our fellow employees/employers have other ideas.

We have picked out the top 10 unspoken rules for working in an office, … Read more

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The Wonderful World of Footballers’ Locker Rooms…

Posted under Amusing, Storage on August 15, 2014

Changing room benchThat time of year is approaching again… the start of the Premier League football season. Admittedly this year’s break hasn’t been as torturous as usual, mainly because we had the World Cup to keep us entertained, all for about a week. Nevertheless, twenty more clubs are back in action this weekend, joining the rest of those in the lower leagues for another, what I’m sure will be eventful, season!

Changing Room Traits

As a life-long … Read more

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Barrier Man – The Superhero We’ve All Been Waiting for…

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, In the Community on August 4, 2014

Crowd Control BarrierNot quite Superman, Spider-man or Batman, but a recent Facebook post from popular publishing page ‘The Lad Bible’, has given the world an everyday superhero that may actually be a bit more of a realistic aspiration for 5 year olds!

‘Barrier Man’ gained almost 100,000 likes, over 3,800 shares and 2,500 comments on Facebook when a picture of a worker was posted with the caption ‘The Superhero we’ve all been waiting for’.

Of course … Read more

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Top 10 Funny, Weird and Wacky National Days

Posted under Amusing, News on March 12, 2014

No Smoking DayToday is National No Smoking Day – perhaps one of the best known and most worthwhile in the ‘National Days’ calendar. March also has many other well known ‘days including Saint David’s Day (1st), Pancake Day (4th), Ash Wednesday (5th), International Women’s Day (8th), Saint Patrick’s Day (17th), Spring Equinox day (21st) and in some years March also hosts Good Friday and Easter. There has been an explosion in recent years of not so important … Read more

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What does a Car Say about a Celebrity Business Person?

Posted under Amusing on December 11, 2013

Alan SugarCelebrity business people are alike in many ways. They are driven, visionary, intuitive, and most importantly, successful. Not so similar are the cars they drive around in—cars that tell us a few things about the taste and personality of their owners. Let’s take a look at some of the famous business people and see what their cars say about them.

Sir Alan Sugar

The Apprentice mentor drove a £300,000 Rolls Royce Phantom until a few … Read more

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5 of the World’s Wackiest Architectural Designs

Posted under Amusing on December 10, 2013

Circle of Life, ChinaTwo things are infinite—the universe and human imagination; and I’m not sure about the universe. Speaking of architecture, modern technology has made it possible to turn the weirdest of imaginations into reality. What’s wacky to some because of its outlandishness might be appealing to others because of its originality. The following architectural designs are the world’s wackiest, in the sense that they are unlike any structure you might have seen in your life.

Manmade Mountain,

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