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Workplace Blog (Page 2 of 13)

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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EU Referendum – Pros and Cons of a “BREXIT”

Posted under In the Community on February 4, 2016

EU ReferendumLike it or not, the EU Referendum has lately been on telly, radio and basically everybody’s mind since the Conservatory election victory earlier this year. That’s how Steve Miller, the MD of The Workplace Depot came up with the idea of running an EU Referendum Survey in our office. We will tell you our results, don’t worry but first let’s go through a couple of important questions that need answering before one should take part … Read more

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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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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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A day in the life of… a Warehouse Manager

Posted under News on January 12, 2016

a day in the life of a warehouse managerIn case you though we’ve forgotten all about our A Day in the Life of Series, you would be relieved to know we haven’t! After last week’s A day in the life of… a Finance Manager, today Ben has granted us access into his daily work routine.


Morning


@8.30am


First through the door, our warehouse team opens up the premises so that the company can open for business! My first priority is to designate 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… an Operations Manager. This week we are getting on with Steve, our Finance Manager. He agreed to share with us some … Read more

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Workplace Depot Gets a Visit from Elf on the Shelf!

Posted under News on December 15, 2015

Aelf-on-the-shelfround the office, we’ve started to notice some… instances. Some of the staff have noticed a peculiar new visitor in our shelving warehouse, and they seem to be enjoying him greatly.


Sitting impishly on our retail shelving, metal shelving, and even on our container shelving, Elf on the Shelf has made itself at home on the many, many, many shelves Workplace Depot has to offer.


The Incidents Begin


At first, we didn’t notice 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 Manager


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 might include. Michelle has been with us for not less than 16 years this December!


A Day in the Life of … an Operations Manger


Morning


@8.45am …. Arrive, unless on the early shift … Read more

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Christmas Tree Up! The Workplace Depot gets Festive

Posted under News on December 3, 2015

Merry ChristmasDecember is here so this can only mean one thing. Getting the much awaited Christmas tree up becomes a priority!


We almost made our own Christmas tree out of kick steps and kerb ramps and decorated with plastic chain, but managed to resist the temptation and opted for a 14ft Christmas tree with real branches instead.


We thought we could get a little festive this year and spoil ourselves during the Christmas season. Luckily, … 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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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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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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The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Posted under Office on October 6, 2015

Work-Life BalanceWith today’s cutting edge technology, the work-life balance lines are starting to blur. When something big happens, it is available on social media almost immediately. If you are in any business where breaking news or important announcements come after standard work hours, you know the importance of being able to make the announcement as soon as it happens. In a world like this, distancing yourself from work can be quite the challenge.


But maintaining a Read more

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Reasons Why Designing a Solid Office Business Culture Is Vital for Your Company

Posted under News on September 29, 2015

Reasons Why Designing a Solid Office Business Culture Is Vital for Your CompanyIn order to lift your startup off the ground, you need to create a healthy business environment that could support your ascension. This is one of the most important unspoken rules that entrepreneurs should consider before embarking on a journey towards their unique dreams and goals. The people who support your growth are the key components that reshape your business from within. This is precisely why one should always strive to develop and preserve a Read more

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Big Companies that Started in a Garage

Posted under Office on September 10, 2015

business in a garageThe modern society encourages us to push our own boundaries and write our success story from scratch, even when we don’t actually feel (financially) prepared to face this challenge. The idealized version of the American Dream gives us hope and fuels our greatest expectations and some big companies that started in a garage do too!


Therefore, we boost our own motivation and perseverance through the power of the positive examples that are virtually everywhere.  Google, Read more

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Workplace Do’s and Don’ts: Ways to Stay Energized

Posted under News on September 1, 2015

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’re always seeking to help you enjoy your time at the office. After all, for most employees having a career is like having a second home away from home, given that the average worker spends an estimated 40 to 60 hours per week on the job.


Maybe you are one of those stellar employees who regularly works a lot of overtime during the week or … Read more

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Business Fire Protection Day

Posted under Health and safety, Office on August 28, 2015

Fire Safety EquipmentAs business fire protection day approaches (31st August), it is important to remember that the safety of your staff and customers should always be at the forefront of your mind. There are certain regulations that govern the items every business must have, and it is best to familiarize yourself with what is required of you. This equipment is designed to keep people safe and prevent accidents in the work place. Stock up on everything you … Read more

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What Kind of Trolleys Does Your Business Need?

Posted under Product Updates on August 27, 2015

All businesses are in need of a way to move inventory without causing injury to its employees. A heavy-duty platform trolley is the perfect tool to get the job done. These can be tailored to meet the different needs of your company. These devices come in a variety of styles and functionalities, so you won’t have trouble finding one that is perfect for your industry.


Platform Trolleys


If your business is in need of a … Read more

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Four Types of Shelving Units You May Need For Your Business

Posted under Product Updates, Storage on August 25, 2015

shelving unitsShelving systems are an integral part of any business. Whether it is a retail space or large industrial building, these devices can keep products neatly displayed; but they are not all made from the same materials. Some are made from sturdy metal and others have small plastic bins to keep small item organized. When it comes to selecting the right one, you should consider the different types of shelving units available on the market and … 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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