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Category Archives: Workplace Commentary

A Day in the Life of…a Data Analyst

Posted under Workplace Commentary on May 5, 2016

a day in the life of a data analystOur A Day in the Life of Series continues today with a new post – A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst. Here at The Workplace Depot we enjoy being involved in the community and like to think together we can make a difference. Recently we have started offering 12 weeks placements and internships to students from the University of Nottingham. Placements and internships represent a great opportunity for both students and graduates … Read more

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Ideas to Improve Workplace Productivity

Posted under Workplace Commentary on February 11, 2016

workplace productivityWorkplace productivity is not just a fancy management term. After working under different organizations, I learned that an organization’s growth and profitability depends on several factors, but arguably the most important one is the team’s productivity. If your team is motivated and productive, chances are you will go through every obstacle and grow into one of the most respectable names within the niche.


How to Make Your Team More Productive


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A Day in the Life of… an eCommerce Executive

Posted under Workplace Commentary on January 26, 2016

ecommerce executiveThis week is Steven’s turn on our A Day in the Life of Series. If you are keen to jump into digital marketing or eCommerce, or simply looking for a new challenge in this area, Steven‘s Day in the Life of… can perhaps inspire you.


Morning


@8.45am…. I start my day, only living 10 minutes away I have no excuse being late. Once I arrive, I put my lunch away, grab some much needed Read more

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5 Ways to Maximize Productivity for the New Year

Posted under Workplace Commentary on January 7, 2016

5 Ways to Maximize Productivity for the New YearA new year is synonymous with resolutions, and it’s a safe bet that most of those are geared towards being more productive. Who wouldn’t want to master the art of efficiency to leave more time for what they love? Here are five sure-fire ways to maximize productivity for the New Year.


Clean and Organize Your Desk/Workspace


Nothing spells productivity like organization, whether it’s an updated calendar or a neatly labelled file folder. George Bernard Shaw Read more

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A day in the life of… a Finance Manager!

Posted under Workplace Commentary on December 29, 2015

a day in the life of a finance managerWe hope you all had a wonderful Christmas this year and as some of you might be already trying to get back on track, we thought a new blog post on our A Day in the Life of would be a good idea!


So far we’ve covered A Day in the Life of… a Website Editor and A Day in the Life of… an Operations Manager. This week we are getting on with Steve, … Read more

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A Day in the Life of … an Operations Manager

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on December 10, 2015

A day in the life of an Operations ManagerWe are continuing our A Day in the Life of series. If you’ve been following our blog you might have already read all about A day in the Life of… a Website Editor.


This week we are offering you an insight into what the life of an Operations Manager might be like, in an industry where effective operations are paramount. We’ve asked

Michelle, our Operations Manager to outline what her day to day tasks … Read more

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A Day in the Life of… a Website Editor

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on November 26, 2015

A day in the life ofEver wondered what a day in the life of a Website Editor looks like? What does a Website Editor actually do? And in fact what is all this online marketing thing all about?


If yes,than we have good news! We are launching a new blog series called A Day in the life of and we’ll be interviewing our staff and try to find out more about what a typical day at work looks like.


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The Importance of Breaks at Work

Posted under Health and safety, News, Workplace Commentary on October 20, 2015

Breaks at WorkYou are a dedicated employee and you enjoy your job. So, you sometimes skip lunch break and breaks at work because you want to do a great job. Well, guess what! You can do an even better job if you know the secret of and the importance of taking breaks at work.


How Work Breaks Help Your Productivity


According to a study headed by John Trougakos, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Toronto, … Read more

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Three Ways to Increase Productivity at Work Using New Technologies

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on September 8, 2015

new techonology in the officeIncreasing productivity at work can be challenging for business owners and HR professionals. Various methods have been used by companies for many years to try to boost productivity at work. These might include giving incentives and rewards, team-building activities, goal-setting, or something as simple as praising employees for their excellent work. A less explored way to improve efficiency and engagement at work is by using new office technologies that have been designed for this very … Read more

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Create The Ideal Staff Room

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on August 20, 2015

The Ideal Staff CafeteriaA letter from the people in our warehouse


Staff Room – A Little Rest And Relaxation


Like most people, I need a place to go when I take a rest from working hard. That’s why I value having a staff room. There, I can find some respite and then return to work refreshed. Personally, I have a job where I stand on my feet throughout my shift, so it’s really important to me that the … Read more

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5 Quick Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

Posted under Expert Commentary, Office, Workplace Commentary on August 10, 2015

5 Quick Tips to Increase Employee ProductivityRegardless of the business size, it is important for every company to ensure the productivity of its employees as it has a direct impact on the overall business success. Here the company culture plays an important role; a solid company culture can seriously improve productivity whereas an in existent or even worse, a poor company culture can ruin your employee’s motivation and productivity.


Here are the few ideas that companies can use to put in … Read more

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Workplace Dress Code and Uniforms: What is the Benefit?

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on August 6, 2015

Having Workplace Dress Code and Uniforms What is the Benefitan workplace dress code in your workplace will often depend on where it is that you work. For example, working in a business office or law firm will require you to dress professionally. Meanwhile, working at a grocery store, warehouse, restaurant or even in the army will almost always require you to wear a uniform. Now the question is –  are these clothing choices beneficial to the workplace in general? I’ll quickly go through … Read more

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5 Tips to Develop Good Workplace Habits

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on August 4, 2015

Whether they are positive or negative, you have a list of workplace habits. You may not have ever thought that you have them, butgood workplace habits you have inevitably developed some over time. It is human nature to fall into habits, but it is up to you to make sure that you develop good habits in order to create consistency in your life. Good habits improve your productivity at work. They’ll help make you a better … 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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Five Ways to Make your Job Easier as a Manager

Posted under Expert Commentary, Office, Workplace Commentary on July 16, 2015

Every company ultimately wants to make thWays to Make Your Job Easiereir employees happy, and that’s because managers and leaders are aware that happy employees are more productive. Shawn Achor– a Harvard psychology researcher finds that happiness makes your brain work better.


Making Your Work Days Easier


The best way to make your work easier and your employees happier is to make their work-days better. A better work-day gives them room for creativity and for opportunities to challenge … Read more

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Rejuvenating Your Workforce in 2015!

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on January 9, 2015

WorkforceIt’s easy for us to say we are going to do things differently in the New Year, whether that’s in our personal lives or at work – if we actually make these changes or not is a whole other story however!


Having said this, we thought we would try our best to offer you some valuable advice, from one business to another, about how to revamp your organisation for 2015 with some steps that we … Read more

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Improving Communication in the Workplace with Google

Posted under Workplace Commentary on October 23, 2014

GoogleThere are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a breakdown in communication in the workplace. Most recently, these have been associated with how people would rather email or interact in other ways over the Internet with their fellow colleagues, rather than have a face to face conversation that in turn leads to miscommunication. However, following the extended use of social media, mobile phones and tablets, these methods and further applications such as … Read more

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Advantages of Customer Service in the Workplace

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on September 13, 2014

Customer ServiceMost, if not all, businesses have some sort of customer service in place – whether they really know it or not!


However those that do know it, are sure to benefit from it. Speaking on behalf of a company who specialises in customer service, I have recognised the importance of, as well as treating the customer well throughout the initial process of using your product or service, it is extremely beneficial when following up on … Read more

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Small Steps to Improving Your Office Appearance

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on September 8, 2014

Office AppearanceUnless you are a lucky employee at one of the Top 5 Seriously Cool Places to Work discussed in one of our previous blog posts, you might find that your surroundings are that of an average looking office.


Of course, not all establishments have the funds or space available to set up nap pods and tree-houses in their work environments, or dish out unlimited free food in the company canteen, but there is certainly other … Read more

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