Making your ‘new normal’ workspaces more efficient

Making your ‘new normal’ workspaces more efficient

Employers and employees alike always want to ensure that their working environments are used as efficiently as they possibly can be.
But what that efficiency looks like is undergoing a…

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Putting your employees health and well-being first - post-pandemic mental health tips

Putting your employees health and well-being first – post-pandemic mental health tips

The COVID-19 restrictions have had a fundamental impact on the way we work, the way we live and, to an extent, our physical health. But the extent to which the lockdown, and the subsequent trend…

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What makes a good meeting... the technology, the people or the space?

What makes a good meeting… the technology, the people or the space?

We’ve all had our experiences of good meetings – and our fair share of bad ones. But when it comes to staging a meeting that is meaningful, productive and collaborative, there are lots of different…

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Current workplace trends – the latest WORKTECH Academy insights

Current workplace trends – the latest WORKTECH Academy insights

It’s always important to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments as we safely return to our workplaces. But in a year like no other, keeping on top of fundamental changes has become…

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Flexible working-making the temporary permanent in 7 steps

7 steps to flexible working: making the temporary more permanent

The move towards flexible working may have been forcibly accelerated by the COVID-19 lockdown, but make no mistake: it’s here to stay.

Businesses and employees alike have found that productivity…

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Rethinking and reshaping office design with your employees in mind

Rethinking and reshaping workplace design with your employees at its core

Having heard so much about it over the last few months, we are all starting to slowly see what the ‘new normal’ looks like. Shops, bars, restaurants, gyms and many other recreational facilities…

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Condeco Software | What’s next? Your work life after COVID-19

What’s next? Your work life after COVID-19

With the onset of COVID-19, the global workforce shifted to home working where possible, adjusting to makeshift office space in apartments, navigating parental duties, and kitting out the environment…

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Condeco Software | 6-ways-business-must-change

6 steps – The COVID-19 catalyst for business change

Lockdown measures are easing in some regions across the globe, life post-COVID-19 is seeing employees slowing returning to the workplace to meet and collaborate more effectively, while interestingly,…

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Why HR professionals must care about the 5 ways the office will be different after COVID-19

HR tips – 5 differences in a post-COVID-19 office

In a post-COVID-19 workplace, there are five areas in which Human Resources (HR) will need to take note of going forward:
1. COVID-19 is a catalyst for a paradigm shift 
The changes that will…

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Office design for the post COVID-19 workplace

Office design for the post COVID-19 workplace

COVID-19 has been the catalyst for change, and has lead to conversations arising on productivity, collaboration and the big question around the future of our workplaces. Attitudes towards remote…

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How can you get your team back to the office? - Returning to the office post-COVID-19

How can you get your team back to the office?

We are all at the start of a long road, a road that will take our businesses back to normal – or, indeed, to a ‘new normal’. You are already probably thinking or strategising a return to the…

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Back to the new normal - returning to the office post COVID-19

Empowering your employee productivity with the choice of where to work

Over the last decade, the primary reason to go to the office was removed and we nearly didn’t notice. When I started my career, you went to an office because if you did not, you simply could not do…

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A Technology-led solution to returning to the office post COVID-19

Why technology is essential for your return-to-work

Getting your teams back to into the office in the post-COVID-19 world safely is essential, but it certainly won’t be a straightforward task. Keeping workers socially distant, keeping shared…

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Returning to the office after COVID-19 1

Safe social distancing measures on your return to the office

It’s been an extremely difficult few months for billions of people around the world dealing with the COVID-19 breakout. Living with restrictions and under lockdowns has severely compromised our…

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Back to the new normal - returning to the office post COVID-19

6 tips to manage a COVID-19 secure workplace

Slowly but surely, the world is emerging from the darkness of the COVID-19 lockdown and is blinking in the sunlight of trying to get back to work.

Of course, doing so won’t be a simple process….

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Back to the new normal - returning to the office post Covid-19

Returning to the Office Post COVID-19:

… and why businesses can’t afford to get this wrong.

Offices closed, employees working from home, and meetings being conducted at dining room tables and makeshift home offices. It’s business…

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The Modern Workplace 2020

The modern workplace – the 2020 landscape and the latest research

The 2020 workplace and shifts in the current climate are resulting in some very interesting statistics coming through as to:

How flexible working is shaping our workplace?
Why the employee…

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Workplace cleanliness: The facts for a post-isolation working environment

Workplace cleanliness: The facts for a post-isolation working environment

The cleanliness of our workplaces is something that is always extremely important, but in the past has often been overlooked more than it should have been. In the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, both…

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Technology in the 2020 workplace

Technology in the 2020 workplace

At the dawn of a new decade, there are lots of different ways in which workplace technology is evolving. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to see the wood from the trees and determine what the…

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How to measure employee wellbeing and workplace productivity

How to measure employee wellbeing and workplace productivity

Workplaces are much nicer places to be when everybody is happy. And the benefits of the feel-good factor stretch so much further than sunshine, lollipops and rainbows – because happiness can improve…

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Flexible Working

Flexible Workplace: why your business will benefit today

More flexibility has long been a workforce enabler. But in recent times, this surge has spiked, becoming it seems, more of a necessity than a perk.

The conventional ways we were used to, just even…

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2020 vision: how is technology reshaping our working environment?

With the current state of work, our environment and the global issues we are all facing, it all means that the way we work has shifted…

If we rewind here, looking at the offices of 1995, it would…

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2020: the year of video conferencing

It wasn’t so long ago that video conferencing was considered the kind of super-cool office thing that was only the preserve of swanky CEOs and James Bond supervillains. Well, it’s 2020 now, and…

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How to book and view your meeting room bookings in Microsoft Outlook

Every working day in our professional lives brings a mountain of work that we have to get through. There are calls to make, reports to complete… and, of course, there are meetings. You’re a busy…

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Six top tips for measuring workplace productivity

Did you know that the average worker wastes more than two hours every working day on activities that aren’t related to their job?1

That’s a lot of workplace productivity that businesses all over…

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What exactly is a visitor management system?

If you’ve ever been on a package holiday, you’ll have probably seen it.
By a minute to nine, they’re all stood poolside, towels in hand. And as soon as the hotel staff blow the whistle, the mad…

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Top 10 tips on improving workplace technology in 2020

A new decade means new ways of working. Think back to 2010 and how things have changed between then and now: things like video conferencing, hot-desking and agile working were merely exciting new…

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Different types of flexibility in the 2020 workplace

‘Flexible’, ‘agile’, ‘smart’. They’re all words that seem to be quite common terms these days when people talk about their place of work; but when you dig beneath the veneer, what do…

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Your guide to a more practical 2020 workstation

To sit or to stand? That is the question…

Sit/stand desks have been on the market for a while; and while there are plenty of studies which demonstrate the benefits of having the correct…

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Who are the happiest workers?

…and how do we define workplace happiness?
It’s different for everyone – maybe a clutter free desk or an empty calendar put a smile on your face, perhaps friendly and helpful co-workers help…

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How flexible working is enabling workplace innovation in Dublin

Enabling a shift in workplace agility, flexibility and adaptability relies on how we immerse ourselves into our company culture, looking after our spaces, as well as our internal employees and…

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Expert tips to transform your workspace

We all know that workspace design is important – a great design can help boost productivity, improve employee’s moods and even attract the highest class of candidate to your business. On the other…

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Your guide to different workspaces

Did you know that we spend almost 30 percent of our lives at work?

It’s a significant amount of time to spend in one singular environment, particularly if you’re one of the millions of…

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Taking breaks and productivity levels in the workplace

Breaks at work are often somewhat of a ‘nice in theory’ part of our day, rather than a standard component. We’re often too busy to take the full breaks we’re entitled to, and toxic…

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Introducing new technology to the workplace

Rolling out new technology within your organization isn’t just as simple as plugging it in. Just like you would introduce any new process or policy into the workplace, understanding the core value…

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Workplace language: a global perspective

In 1755, Samuel Johnson created one of the most famous dictionaries in the world. With a team of six helpers, it took just over eight years to collate 40,000 words, which were eventually published in…

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Six tips for excellent video conferences

The advent of video conferencing has made booking meetings a whole lot easier: whether you want to talk with someone halfway around the world, or halfway down the road, the convenience of a…

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Working nine to five

We might tumble out of bed on a Monday morning, and sleepily pad into the kitchen to pour ourselves a cup of ambition (or maybe just a plain old tea or coffee, your preference!), but are we all still…

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Beyond generation z – the future of the workplace

As modern technology progresses, becoming smarter and more intuitive, the workplace will undoubtedly reap many benefits. But as we look to the office of the future, we must consider the people whom…

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Generation Z: the art of communication

Camilla Byk Founder and Editor of Podium.me, an award-winning audio platform for the voices of the under 25s, regularly works with the BBC and other leading broadcasters.
This allows the future…

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The impact of meeting room no-shows

The average length of a meeting has increased by 10% in the last 15 years, with the duration now being between 31 to 60 minutes. Our friends over in America hold approximately 11 million meetings a…

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The Modern Workplace 2019 – People, places and technology findings

Did you know that 40 percent of employers already offer remote working? Or that 60 percent now allow employees to set their own hours?

In order to facilitate this, there has been an equal emphasis on…

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Cultural differences in the workplace

Diversity: noun. The state of being diverse. A range of different things.

Statistically speaking, when it comes to the backgrounds, birthplaces and cultures of your colleagues, your own workplace…

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David Bowie and The impact of the internet

“It’s an alien lifeform” – David Bowie speaking about the internet in 1999

Thanks to Tim Berners Lee, we now have access to an endless array of information at our fingertips. Here’s a…

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Fresh air: shocking stats about the air quality in the workplace

Most of us can probably fondly recall our parents encouraging us to get outside and “get some fresh air” during our childhood. We can probably also remember being informed of the importance of…

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Disabilities in the workplace: how can technology assist us?

As technology evolves and innovation is beginning to change our lives for the better, can technology advancements be key to further adjusting the workplace for those with disabilities?

“Some…

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Benefits of cloud: what every CEO needs to know

Cloud computing continues to be at the forefront of the technology industry, largely due to its undeniable ability to enhance existing IT infrastructure, future-proofing any organisation, of any size….

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Relationship building and remote working

Remote working is now the norm in a modern working environment. Employees expect a certain degree of flexibility within their role, whether it be working from home, on customer site, from a coffee…

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Five workspace challenges to expect in the next five years

As most of us are aware, the workplace is forever evolving, and at a seemingly faster pace than ever before – technologies adapt, trends come and go, and our psychological understanding of human…

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Five unusual Wi-Fi hotspot locations

There are some things we automatically expect as customers, and free Wi-Fi is on the top of the list. It’s one of those modern-day conveniences which some of us, particularly the younger Millennials…

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2019 London Workplace Innovation Forum

The 2019 workplace innovation forum kicked off to a great start with Perry Timm’s, a self-proclaimed professor and, unconventional careerist, who at the heart of it, wants to inspire and enlighten…

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The rise and popularity of apps in Singapore

Singapore is forging ahead with innovation and digital technologies; becoming (if not already) world leaders in the usage of technologies like mobile apps.

Research shows the average monthly time…

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Twenty-seven statistics on workplace productivity

Who doesn’t want their workforce to be productive? It’s pretty much a given, all business leaders want a happy, healthy and productive working environment. There are certain factors that can get…

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The secret behind naming your meeting rooms

Have you ever wondered why some businesses name their meeting rooms? Whether comical or serious, meaningful or historical, the name of a meeting room is often directly related to the cultural…

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Five digital transformation success stories

It’s an unavoidable truth – today’s world, and workplace, is digital in nature. Changes have happened so rapidly within the last 10 years, that many of us have seemingly sleepwalked into the…

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Two benefits of video conferencing

We’ve all received emails where we can never quite figure out the tone of the sender. Are they asking a genuine question? What is their reasoning? What are they actually asking me to do? At time, we…

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Digital transformation: moving to the cloud

The cloud is one of the most important IT developments for businesses in the 21st century. No longer tied to physical servers or outdated IT infrastructure, organisations feel the freedom and…

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How much does a meeting really cost?

The global workforce may be a smorgasbord of different people, with different backgrounds, different opinions and different attitudes towards work, but one thing is for sure – the majority of us…

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A recipe for a successful customer journey

Building a customer journey is an essential part of most businesses, and getting it right can be critical to your success. There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ method to prosperity, as every…

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Meet the Team: Shenel Backhouse

Starting in a new job is a universal experience – at some point, we’ve all been the ‘new kid’, quite possibly feeling awkward and nervous as we get to grips with our new role and…

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How colour can impact the digital workplace

Colour is a surprisingly powerful communication tool – it elicits strong and varied mood and emotions in individuals, and has long been the ultimate tool of a wide variety of artists, from classical…

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Seven innovations to help with workplace concentration

Innovation is ingrained into our way of life, and we don’t just mean the team here at Condeco! As humans, we have always strived to make our lives easier and more productive, whether that is through…

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Game of Thrones in the workplace

The final and long awaited final season of Game of Thrones is upon us! The Night King (with the help of the undead Viserion) has broken The Wall, and the great Houses of Westeros will either continue…

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How workplace email culture varies around the globe

Email is something we’re all more than familiar with – for most of us, our working lives and communication revolve around the emails we send, and our most clicked-on page on our work computers is…

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A quick guide to change management

The workplace is forever changing, and that’s a good thing. Technology evolves, we learn more about the psychology of people and their work, we see new generations begin their careers and older…

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How to implement desk sharing in your workplace

Introducing any new concept, program or scheme to the workplace can be a challenge, but that challenge is significantly elevated when it impacts how employees manage their own work days.

Tradition…

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Chatbots in the Workplace

Chatbots are a fairly recent phenomenon, but one that most of us are familiar with – the little chat box that pops up on your favourite online store, asking if you need help? That’s what a chatbot…

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The advantages of desk sharing

By now, most us are familiar with the concept of desk sharing. Many offices are now set up for employees to share desks on a continual basis, booking by the day (or hour, or week – any desk…

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Four ways to reduce noise in your workplace

It appears that globally, we aren’t that different when it comes to noise and sound disruptions in the workplace. There are certain sounds and noises which commonly get on our nerves, from the…

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Who should attend your meeting?

Meetings often get a bad reputation; considered by many to be time-wasting and often unproductive, there are numerous memes, jokes and cartoons depicting the pointless ramble of the typical meeting,…

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What do you need from your meeting room?

Having the right technology in the right room is imperative for your workforce, and nowhere is that more true (or more overlooked) than meeting spaces.
Allowing employees to access the right tools…

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Unusual meetings through history

Meetings are a workplace function where you will often meet with an array of people: colleagues, clients, partners, suppliers and acquaintances. Some meetings will go well, and some, well maybe not so…

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The power of networking

Forming strong working relationships takes time, patience and trust, whether this is with your colleagues, existing customer base, or new clients. There are many ways to form those relationships, but…

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Celebrating 2019 international women’s day

The workplace is a continuously evolving and changing environment and in recent years there has been a rise in the number of women in the workforce, specifically in the technology industry. Over in…

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3 simple steps to managing a meeting

Meetings are a non-negotiable part of our working lives. Some people might have had a little internal groan upon reading that sentence, because let’s face it, today’s workplace meetings aren’t…

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Does healthy food and productivity go hand in hand?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – attributed to Hippocrates

It’s a well-documented fact the right balance of nutritious food is paramount to good health, for many reasons…

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Meet the team: Shivika Garg

Shivika Garg, Support Manager at Condeco’s branch in Gurgaon, India, successfully manages the support department. Shivika is an experienced professional and has extensive experience in production…

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Workplace Communication: from morse code to video meetings

“Come here Mr. Watson, I want to see you!”. The moment Alexander Graham Bell spoke these famous words was the moment technology and communication changed forever. The telephone may have…

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What is ambient computing?

Ambient computing is a term that encompasses many different concepts. At its core, it is the combination of hardware, software, user experience and machine/human interaction and learning, all of these…

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Global smartphone usage

There used to be a raging debate about mobile phones in the average office – in the days where we all sat at our own workstation, with our own dedicated phone line, there was no reason for most of…

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Understanding personalities in the workplace

“Everyone has a sense of humour. If you don’t laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions”
Today’s workplace is a melting pot of diversity

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Five flexible working experiences

Flexible working is just as complex as we are; just like individuals, the approach to flexibility in the workplace differs from one colleague to the next. Working in a global business, we need to…

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Can pet-friendly workplaces help improve employee engagement?

Animals in the workplace? Is this a good idea? Animal therapy interactions have been shown to create a sense of calm, lower stress levels and improve overall morale; research by Virginia Commonwealth…

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Seven ways to improve work/life balance

Our working lives are more complicated than ever before, with the welcome (but often convoluted) rapid innovations in technology, the new processes we must adhere to, and the lines between working…

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Why we love technology

On Valentine’s Day, you probably want to spend time with your one true love. Or maybe two true loves – the true loves that might not bring you flowers and chocolates, but that can definitely…

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5 reasons why your business should move to the cloud

The cloud is a hotly-discussed topic in both our working and personal lives, and for good reason – so much of what we do on a daily basis is facilitated by cloud computing, from posting on social…

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One on one with Generation Z

Fresh from The University of Essex, where he studied BSC Accounting, Mujtaba Syed spent a day with our team after winning the One Days Mentorship through the University of Essex Careers Fair. And Just…

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What is digital signage?

Humans are incredibly visual creatures; statistics show that up to 90% of the information sent to our brains is in visual form, meaning that seeing rather than hearing crucial instruction or detail is…

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Quirky ideas for employee engagement

Thinking outside the box to improve employee engagement: a case study
Employee engagement is undoubtedly paramount to a successful workplace, but the big question is: how do you create an atmosphere…

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How to use virtual reality in the workplace

Virtual reality is a hotly-discussed topic, but so far, the majority of us think of it as a fun, superfluous innovation that goes hand-in-hand with gaming and entertainment. Many of us can’t imagine…

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Why is a seamless customer experience so important?

Why is a seamless customer experience so important? Front of house is an important role within any business; it’s your visitors very first impression of your organisation. From the moment you walk…

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How long should a meeting be?

According to the experts, our attention spans have been decreasing through the years (in fact, there’s a 43% chance you might not make it to the end of this blog), while our meetings have been…

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Workplace flexibility in France

Work/life balance is an issue of debate across the globe, and despite our best efforts, so many of us seem to be getting it wrong, with 80-hour weeks, work-related illnesses and stress on the rise….

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Preparing for Gen Z in the workplace

The world of work is changing, and although facilitation of effective working environments is a major key, so is the future workforce. Generation Z is expected to reach 2.56 billion individuals…

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The rise of gamification in the workplace

Most of us remember playing computer games as children, and many of us probably have that favourite gaming app we can’t live without. Games have been part of our social consciousness for thousands…

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20 years and we still can’t find a Meeting Space

Over the last 20 years, the workplace environment has become almost unrecognisable: gone are the rows of cubicles and lack of technology; instead we welcome agile working environments, flexibility for…

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Is an open plan layout functional in the workplace?

Since the Old Admiralty Office (now known as the Ripley Building), the first purpose built office, was constructed in 1726 in London, workplace design has taken on a multitude of shapes and forms. As…

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Eight alternative workspaces around the globe

The typical office has long been a familiar part of our lives, even if workspace design has evolved over the years, or varies from region to region, industry to industry. No matter if our office…

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Nine apps to enhance workplace productivity

Mobile phones are an omnipresent part of our culture, and have been for many years. The first commercial mobile phone from Motorola entered the market in 1983, and quickly became popular with…

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How smart buildings can generate employee productivity

Ultimate employee productivity can sometimes seem like an impossible achievement – we know what it looks like, we might even know how we can reach it, but the fact is that life and its complications…

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Global office culture during the festive season

It’s surprisingly easy to stay inside our own cultural bubble, even in a world that’s more integrated than ever before, in large part thanks to technology. The workplace is no exception to this…

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Employee wellness and productivity during the festive season

The festive season is a time for goodwill, gift exchanging, over-indulging and merriment, and the workplace is usually no exception. Some of our colleagues might take extended breaks, visiting family…

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Keeping up with technology trends in 2019

In an ever-evolving, competitive working landscape, how does one manage to keep on top of all the latest technology trends? Even if workplace tech is ‘your thing’, it’s arguable that with so…

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12 Interesting Workplace Facts

2018 has been an interesting year for many of us (to say the least!), but here at Condeco, we have continued to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing workplace. Trends have emerged, research has…

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Workplace Week 2018: Top 5 London Workplaces

Between 12-16 November 2018, Workplace Week took place in London. The week-long event celebrated all things workplace innovation with “behind-the-scenes” tours and bespoke events at some of…

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Four workplace resolutions for 2019

As 2019 fast approaches, many of us are taking stock of where we are in our careers, and perhaps even undertaking a personal appraisal of our performance at work this year. What should we be proud of?…

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Your quick guide to the history of coding

If computer technology is the foundation of our modern working world, then coding is how we shape and expand it. The possibilities of coding have meant that our opportunities increase rapidly,…

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Holograms in the workplace – are they our future?

Holograms were once a mainstay of science fiction, but in recent years, we’ve seen them enter our reality – from holograms of our favourite musical artists on stage, to hologram lecturers at…

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What are APIs?

You’ve likely heard the term API at some point, generally from the technical or product development team. But what exactly is an API?
An API is an Application Programming Interface – still in the…

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Four of the most successful email policies

Email management can be a stressful and overwhelming daily exercise for many employees, and now that we are connected 24/7 through our devices, it can lead to burnout. According to Atlassian, we…

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What is the most productive day of the working week?

Productivity is high on the agenda for most business leaders, but determining which day your workforce reaches their maximum productivity level is near impossible. How do you maximise your…

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Can music drive workplace productivity?

There’s no doubt (yes, pun intended!) music affects us all, in very different ways. Hearing your favourite song can transport you to a different time and a place, or maybe evoke a beloved memory….

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Two driving factors determining workspace design

Workspace design has fast become a prominent focus of many businesses, across a variety of industries. Increasingly, we are understanding that the modern workforce wants their workspace to look and…

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The modern workplace: what has changed over the decades?

There have always been codes of conduct, both spoken and unspoken, in the average workplace. While these may vary from space to space, and industry to industry, there is a sense amongst us that…

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The hidden cost of workplace interruptions

Interruptions in the workplace are inevitable, and can greatly disrupt your work flow. Yesterday my colleague and I were discussing the utopian ideal of being able to work uninterrupted for one week…

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How can universities effectively manage their real estate?

When a university invests in their estate, there are two sides to the coin – the first being traditional educational areas, such as lecture theatres, class rooms and labs. Some of these are…

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What is hot desking?

Hot desking (also known as flexi desks, desk hoteling, desk sharing or even nomadic working) is a term you’ve probably heard used a lot around the modern workplace, but what exactly is it? Put…

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My time as an Intern at Condeco

Condeco has expanded my knowledge on multiple topics since my very first day. Not only have they helped me develop my technological skills, but also my interpersonal skills, allowing me to become a…

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How to create great quality meetings

Meetings are a huge part of our daily working lives, so why haven’t the majority of us got it right yet? We’ve all been there: the unproductive meeting, the meeting which doesn’t stick to the…

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How long is the average commute?

Commuting is a way of life for many of us globally. In the UK, the average Brit will reportedly spend 400 days of their life commuting to work

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The battle for top talent in facilities management

Employee retention is an increasing concern for many businesses – as newer generations enter the workforce, and the competitive landscape of recruitment continues to shift, there is expanding…

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Is the four-day week good for business?

Employee productivity. It’s something which all businesses wish to get right, but it seems there are only a few workplaces experimenting with ‘out of the box’ thinking to provide their workforce…

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What the workplace can learn from retail

Sunita Pachova, retail enthusiast and workplace industry expert, discusses the strategy and design components of retail layouts, explaining how they can be successfully applied to the workplace.

The…

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Does your dress code affect workplace productivity?

Just like technology, workplace fashion has rapidly evolved through the decades. In the past, style has been more formal – dressing for the office in the 1940s and 50s was very much a hierarchical…

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The History of Wearable Technology

Wearable technology can seem, at first glance, to be a recent development – we might think of the fictional spy gadgets of James Bond, or the smart watches that are currently flooding the market….

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Are we Ready for AI Assistants in the Workplace?

Are you ready for Alexa and her counterparts in your workplace? With over 500 million devices already sold, the office seems like the obvious next step. According to Gartner, up to 25% of businesses…

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The History of Voice Recognition Technology

Voice recognition technology has become a part of our everyday lives, and with the increasing popularity of home assistant devices, it is more familiar than ever. Predictions indicate that voice…

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Six Future Predictions for Video Conferencing

The landscape of video conferencing has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Many businesses have realised the benefits: global collaboration, employee productivity and cost saving on travel….

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Three Driving Forces Changing the Modern Workplace

The workplace has changed rapidly throughout its existence, but it cannot be denied that since the boom of modern technology, changes are happening more rapidly than ever.
As business leaders…

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The rise of agile working

Agile working has been considered the new frontier of productivity for quite a while now, but despite this, some businesses have been slow on the uptake. It’s not a huge surprise – even though we…

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Australia is leading the way in global workplace trends

The world of work is changing and Australia is leading the way…

Is Australia leading the world in adopting activity-based working? According to a recent study, Trends in the Modern Workplace 2018,…

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Video integration technology – the remote working secret weapon

It’s clear that remote working is on the up and modern employees are looking to flexible solutions in order to complimant a better work/life balance, while simultaneously, employers are recognising…

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How the workplace is playing a major role in productivity, job satisfaction and wellbeing

The modern workplace is where we spend the majority of our time – it’s influence in our lives is significant, and enough to determine just how happy we are with our lives overall. As the awareness…

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How to set your workplace goals for the remainder of 2018

As we reach the halfway point of the calendar year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on everything that has passed in 2018, and everything that’s ahead of us. When it comes to the workplace,…

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Variety is the spice of workplace life!

As employees or business leaders, we all strive for one common goal – creativity. To create and innovate, no matter what kind of industry you work in, is the best possible way to gain results….

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The top six priorities of the modern workspace

The modern workplace can be confusing – busy, varied and increasingly stressful. We regularly see workplace trends come and go; we see ideas touted as fact, and many workplaces struggle to keep up,…

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Introducing the new Condeco Skype for Business Module

With all the hassle involved with arranging video meetings it’s often easy to forget that video calls are supposed to make our lives easier.

Why are we so quick to just accept the frustration of…

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The top trends that are changing our work environments

Trends come and go, but one thing is for sure – in the workplace, these trends allow us to make improvements and positive changes. What might seem like a fad probably has a dutiful reason behind it,…

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Ready, Set, Action: Workplaces on the small screen

Most people I know enjoy a good sit-com, and British television has produced some world’s most loved classics. Workplaces represented in television, although exaggerated for dramatic effect, have…

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Open plan vs the cubicle offices

There is a stereotypical idea of a modern workplace – very stylish and maybe a little industrial looking, with millennial-friendly touches like sofas or coffee bar areas, all the latest technology…

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The driving forces behind change in the workplace

It’s an inevitable truth – the workplace is changing. As the world we live in changes, so does the way we work, and the shifts that are happening are leaving us more empowered; able to leave…

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Why video integration has become imperative for the mobile workforce?

As the workplace continues to shift and evolve, so does the way we work, and the way we approach technology. Video integration has been a key development in the workplace within the last 10 years

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5 tips to improve the quality of your meetings

Meetings can be a surprising cause of controversy in the workplace; whether it’s employees believing they have too many meetings, or not having enough space for meetings, or insufficient meeting…

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Getting that fighting spirit

A few weeks ago, we watched our colleague Jack Hulme debut in his first boxing match, a white-collar event in aid of charity. He had been preparing for this fight for months, truly dedicated…

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Different generations, different office needs… how is this shifting?

The typical (and often maligned) Millennial is such a hot topic of late, it would be easy to forget that any other generation exists, particularly when it comes to the workplace. Businesses are…

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Generation Z in the workplace

…My story: by Elliott Statham

Here at Condeco HQ in London, we are lucky enough to have all five generations working under one roof (Baby Boomers, Gen X, Zennials, Millennials and Gen Z). I’m very…

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How are companies adapting to the shift towards a flexible workforce?

The modern office has become a more unified place – gone are the individual cubicles and formal, traditional designs that created barriers between employees. In their place is a focus on:

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4 tips on fostering creativity in the workplace

Creativity is, for many reasons, seen as the bastion of the modern workplace. Without creativity, innovation cannot happen; productivity is lower; collaboration is reduced. Despite this, workplace…

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Defining productivity in the workplace

Productivity is talked about a lot when it comes to our modern workplace and the trends for 2018. Productivity levels are generally considered to be at an all-time low, when it comes to the general…

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What is the current state of the workplace in 2018?

The workplace is where most people spend the majority of their time. How they respond to that environment has a significant impact on their productivity, job satisfaction and well-being. Get it right…

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How are we coping with workplace stress?

We’re well into the swing of 2018, survived what seemed like an awfully long winter (here in the Northern hemisphere), and you’re feeling stressed. While stress isn’t a mental health problem, it…

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Building the bridge between old and new with digital connectivity

Staying ahead of cutting-edge technology and keep up-to-date with workplace trends in 2018 can be difficult for any business. As our needs and working styles evolve, so does the technology we use,…

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Our misconceived perception of security and the unintentional observer

We as a nation hear a lot of chatter about making sure we are secure online; that our identity is safe, that we have our security settings up-to-date, and not to open potential phishing emails that we…

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The new paradigm of Cloud Computing

As the digital landscape continues to evolve and shift at a rapid pace as we see in workplace trends in 2018, businesses may find themselves struggling to keep up. Whether it’s a question of cost or…

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Creating a unified workspace with change management

Change management is a growing workplace trend in 2018 and a crucial part of any business, particularly in these fast-moving times. As companies evolve, they require constant planning, overseeing and…

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Creating a fluid network in the workplace

As we rapidly move towards the end of the 2010s, the working environment as we know it continues to grow and evolve, with workplace trends constantly being updated. We’ve seen major changes from…

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How workspace design can help achieve peak workplace performance

Trying to identify ways to encourage, empower and motivate employees into a state of peak performance can be incredibly challenging. The truth is, that people are not machines, and the average…

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A look inside Condeco India – our new workspace in Gurgaon

Condeco continues to pioneer the workspace management industry, with leading technology and solutions. It is through a collective team unit and collaborative efforts from all of our global offices…

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Cultivating a sense of community in the workplace

The concept of community is often thought of as outdated, as something that was only possible in the past. With busy lives and stressful working environments, the personal connection between us is…

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Seven ways you can be a LGBTQ+ workplace ally

A workplace ally is a colleague who will help, support and encourage you in the workplace. They will offer you friendship, mentorship and advise whilst listening to your thoughts, opinions and…

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How can mindful design help improve wellness in the workplace?

Wellness has become a major trend in the workplace within recent years and especially now in 2018, and for good reason – failure to stay healthy and stress-free at work has according to research,…

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Are smart buildings becoming smarter?

Smart buildings have been on the business radar for a while now – a natural progression from the world of smart technology, smart buildings have been crucial in the progression of workspace design,…

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Eight­­­­ examples of interior architecture in London

Interior architecture and design is the art of encompassing your surroundings, and creating new ways of designing your space to enhance your environment. Understanding materials, textures, fabrics,…

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The new paradigm of consumerisation

Consumerisation has been a big buzz word for the past few years, but as our business landscape rapidly changes, consumerisation moves into a paradigm. Previously, consumerisation has meant the…

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Biophilic Design – Bringing the outside into the workplace

Workplace stress levels are at an all-time high, and thanks to the pressure of presenteeism, we’re spending more time than ever at our desks. When we’re physically in the office for longer than we…

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Robots in the workplace – routine is becoming robotic

The perceived threat of robots in the workplace has been discussed at length in recent years – the idea that robots are going to take over our jobs, replacing us and rendering us useless, is…

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How technology is evolving to be more helpful (and more human)

Technology is becoming more cognitive, more reactive and most importantly, more human.

As tech evolves to meet our every need, particularly as a trend in the workplace in 2018, we need it to learn…

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Are hybrid spaces the future of work?

Our lives are so diverse…

We are pulled in different directions every single day, both in our personal and working lives. Working hours are longer, and the pressure is on, as the idea of achieving…

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Pressing for progress in the workplace

Women have been making history, rewriting the rulebooks and pressing for progress for a long time. 

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one…

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12 top Future Fifty technology companies

Future Fifty, the programme associated with Tech City UK have announced their list of 2018 members.

The programme from Tech City UK represents some of the United Kingdom’s top growth stage tech…

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The women of Condeco

Technology and innovation is at the heart of the UK IT industry and London is fast becoming a rival to Silicon Valley. Female representation in this field has significantly grown. According to…

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Top 10 influential women to follow on social media

Social Media is full of thought provoking, innovative and influential people. However, through all the social media noise it can be difficult to identify those trailblazers who are revolutionising our…

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Building customer loyalty

In our current business environment, your competition is only a click, tweet or like away. Customer loyalty is now a key attribute in any business strategy. Your customers have 24-hour access to…

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Just like a good jar of chutney

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ Anonymous

Lynda Lemont is one of Condeco UK’s Senior Project Managers, with a wealth of knowledge in the workplace…

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Workplace behaviours, attitudes and technology over the decades

The workplace environment has dramatically evolved over the decades.
Technology has become an intricate part of our daily lives, and women now hold more prominent leadership positions. The gender…

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How children’s cartoons can help shape the future workforce

The workplace has continued to evolve, with roles that were traditionally seen as male occupations slowly changing, as more women enter the sciences, technology and typically male-dominated…

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The ethical consequences of Artificial Intelligence

Guest author: Tracey Groves
There are potentially significant positive consequences of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning for all of us to embrace and aspire to achieve. Whether it’s…

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What do millennials really want?

Picture the average Millennial in your organisation and forget everything you know about traditional employment benefits and incentives.

If you want to attract the latest, up and coming talent to…

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For the love of technology

Here at Condeco, technology is at the heart of what we do and our passion for enabling our clients to revolutionise their environments is always top of mind.

We understand our clients’ need to have a…

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Is microchipping the future of the workplace?

With echoes from a futuristic Hollywood blockbuster, does the idea of Microchipping your workforce sound far-fetched?

It is in fact becoming a reality within several businesses. Viewed as an…

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A look inside Netflix HQ

Located in Los Gatos, a small and quiet town in California, Netflix HQ may look average from outside. Quiet and clean, the buildings house the world’s largest movie and TV streaming service, says…

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Tips from big players in the technology industry

The new year brings about a renewed vigour for some in their workplace strategies, and a mind-set of

“how can we make this year better than the last?”

We are inundated with 2018 strategies,…

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How to set SMART work goals

Setting working goals for the new year is a common occurrence, however, many struggle with setting attainable and realistic goals that can be properly measured, particularly over the timeframe of a…

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2018 workplace predictions

As another year has drawn to an end, we delve into 2018 and examine what trends and challenges will contribute to the next evolution of the working environment.

We collaborated with a diverse group…

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Agile Working vs Activity Based Working: What’s the difference?

Modern life is rapidly changing, particularly when it comes to working life. Flexibility in the workplace is in demand more than ever before, with employees who adapt and adjust their work…

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Top 4 workplace resolutions 2018

With every new year comes the chance for new beginnings in the workplace, whether that means creating new opportunity or refreshing existing processes and responsibilities.
While many may make New…

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The art of workplace communication

Workplace communication: building a rapport on the telephone.

Establishing relationships within business is the core element to being successful. There are many ways to approach customers, and body…

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Tidy desk vs untidy desk

Are you the office hoarder, that always has two coffee cups on their desk at any one time, business cards and brochures dating back to 2010 behind the monitor, and a stapler, surfing the wave of note…

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Workplace resolutions for the new year (and how to achieve them in 2018)

We often associate a new year with a fresh start for ourselves; making new year resolutions, challenging ourselves to meet new goals and achieve more than we did in the year past.
This usually applies…

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How to make the most of your workspace during the holidays

The holiday season can often cast a shadow over the typical office – empty desks, unused meeting rooms and communal areas overcome with the debris of office celebrations.
While the impact may only…

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Avoiding the festive season workplace lull

The festive season, while a fun and uplifting break for many, can easily bring about a lull in the workplace. Tired employees suffering from a lack of focus and productivity is not an unusual…

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Your festive season workplace strategy

Every year, Santa’s Workshop is in full swing preparing for the big event, and just like any other workplace, office productivity, employee satisfaction and the customer journey are at the forefront…

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Staying motivated at work during the end-of-year stretch

As we approach the end of the calendar year, it can seem harder than ever to stay motivated and focused. Along with the distractions of the holiday (and party) season, colder weather and shorter days…

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Four ways to introduce workplace flexibility during the holiday season

The festive season can often have an adverse effect on the workplace – employees may lose focus, days off mean less productivity overall, and distractions abound. This is where the idea of flexible…

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Top four tips for managing your work calendar

In a typically busy office, a work calendar can feel like less of a useful tool, and more of a working hassle. With back-to-back calls, video integrated meetings and meetings scheduled at the last…

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Would you use filters on your next video integrated meeting?

Filters. The cornerstone of what seems to be common practise for pre-publishing on social media these days. From Snapchat to Instagram, filtering pictures for news feeds and stories has become the…

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4 tips to help employee lifestyle management

Creating a working environment that balances productivity with positivity is no easy feat, and with the stresses and demands of the modern-day lifestyle for the average employee, it is becoming…

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The psychology of colour in the workplace

Colour has a major effect on our outlook and can fundamentally change how we respond to space, with our moods, emotions and feelings reacting to different shades and colour combinations. Take the fast…

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What are the biggest technology disruptions in the workplace?

Disruption in the workplace, is a trending topic regularly debated, as it has relevance across all industries. Technology and disruption go hand-in-hand and have played a fundamental part in the…

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The generation gap in the workplace – and its affect

We’ve heard all these phrases being branded about, but what exactly does it mean and how does it actually affect us in the Workplace?

Does the generation gap have a negative affect or as businesses…

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How are you dressing your office for success?

Dress code and office fashion is one that many debate. There are those that prefer to suited up and those that are ‘dressing down’, adopting a more smart-casual work attire. A lot of this depends…

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5 employee benefits to enhance your workspace

Employee benefits enhance your business offering, enabling you to attract and retain employees, improve staff well-being and enhance internal engagement.

Technology giants such as Google, Salesforce,…

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The iPhone X launch and the advancements in mobile technology

Apple recently unveiled the iPhone X, much to the same fanfare all of its predecessors experienced.
Release dates of the new phone have now been marked for early November, with pre-orders taking place…

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5 steps to designing your perfect meeting space

The meeting room is an integral part of every office, no matter the size. Often the hub of both decision-making and creative endeavours, many organisations rely on meetings to propel business forward….

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Roald Dahl Day

Today, we celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday!

Roald Dahl Day has officially been celebrated since 2006, but his novels have been enjoyed the world over by young and the young-at-heart alike since his…

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Your guide to workspace innovation

Seventy-five percent or above is the “sweet spot” for office space utilization. But unfortunately, most firms average only 39 percent usage of desks, conference rooms and other meeting and work…

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The Coffice: is the way we work shifting?

Imagine the ultimate working environment that millennials are embracing: super-fast Wi-Fi, freshly brewed coffee, food supplies aplenty, and loads of other people all around, quietly getting on with…

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Sensible savings in costly office workspaces

Cutting costs of expensive office real estate is never far from the minds of most facilities managers – as well as those of their CFOs. The ongoing challenge of configuring office workspace, both…

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Working lunches – time wasting or a productive exercise?

Amongst the fast-paced climate of the typical office, working lunches have become more and more popular.

Why though? Why are employees not utilising their lunch hours; their mid-day break from work,…

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5 reasons why now is the time for better meeting room management

Let’s face it. Managing meeting room space can be just plain maddening. Is a room reserved, and if so, at what time?

“We were told the room was booked, but it sure looks empty.” “Do I have…

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Video vs. audio integrated meetings: Which one outranks the other?

Video integration of meetings within your meetings is big news, yet many employees are still clinging to the more traditional audio conference, or conference call. While conference calls certainly…

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Developments in Corporate Real Estate Management in Germany – Part Two

In this, part two of our look at the article by Drees & Sommer on German corporate real estate management, the remainder of the thesis’ will be discussed: 

For a look at theses one to…

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Developments in Corporate Real Estate Management in Germany – Part One

The ways corporates, in other words, companies with no core business in real estate, manage their real-estate activities, vary strongly and within different industries.

According to a recent article…

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The Two Types of Workers: Old-School vs New-School

In Sweden – the country of high-tech everything – there is a commonly held belief that individuals are open to the adoption of new systems and gadgets used to improve their daily…

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Frustrations in the Workspace: European Organisations Reveal Their Biggest Gripes

Intelligent office spaces are no longer limited to new builds. Older buildings are also improving with the use of software, digital signage and apps. Whether in small companies or larger…

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Work 2.0 Technology Conference in London

On 25 and 26 May, our UK based team attended Work 2.0 Technology conference.

It was a jammed packed day, full of exciting speakers offering insight and thought leadership from collaboration,…

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Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Video Meetings

Today’s workforce is more global than ever, and with new technology constantly adapting how businesses manage communications, it is no surprise to see a sharp rise in the popularity of business…

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The Most Common Ways Facilities Resources are Wasted – and How to Avoid Them

Facilities Management Services teams are the unsung heroes of the modern day office – organising and managing the important day-to-day details is a difficult and often thankless task,…

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Busting the Myths Surrounding Working from Home

Working from home is more popular than ever, with a reported 1.5 million people working from home in the UK alone. However, some traditional businesses seem to be wary of introducing flexible or…

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Smart Offices – the Future of the Workplace?

A cutting-edge, technology-enabled workplace that not only promotes flexibility and productivity, but cuts costs and attracts (and retains) talented employees. Sound good? This is the smart office;…

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Beyond Desk Sharing: Four Extra Ways to Bring Flexibility to the Workplace

As the modern workplace continues to evolve, flexibility has become more important than ever. Gone are the days of a rigid working schedule – today’s workforce requires a more adaptable approach….

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5 ground rules for hosting a great meeting

Everyone has those days filled with back-to-back meetings, when despite having countless projects in progress, nothing seems to get accomplished.
In situations like this, it’s possible the organizer…

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Security and the World of SaaS

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become one of the most widely-used and successful forms of software deployment in the digital age. With the worldwide market for cloud services worth $204bn in 2016…

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Microsoft vs Google: The race for cloud meeting room technology supremacy

Microsoft & Google have both invested significantly in cloud-based collaboration and meeting room booking technology in the race to become the industry lead within this market. Microsoft’s…

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Gartner’s Assessment on the Rebirth of Office Space – It’s Closer to Home Than You Think

Despite rumours regarding their inevitable demise, physical offices continue to play a key role when it comes to the daily operations of major conglomerates and organisations. Recently, office…

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Facility Management of the Future: The Building Utilization Model

Desk Sharing and flexible working are the ultimate key to a more useful and profitable utilization of the modern workspace. Deutsche Bank wants to go one step further, by evolving the productivity of…

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Five Rules to Consider for Your Agile Working Policy

Agile working can be empowering for the both the modern workplace and the workforce.
With the opportunity for employers to decrease costs and increase productivity, and the benefit for employees to…

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How to Plan Your Perfect Meeting Room Booking Solution

The meeting room is arguably the hub of the modern workplace, but so many businesses struggle to keep them in good order.
We all recognise the situation – employees trying to find a free meeting…

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Cost-effective Ways to Promote Wellbeing in the Workplace

The importance of improving employee wellbeing in the workplace cannot be understated – a 2016 Guardian study found that up to 43% of today’s workforce experienced work-related stress to some…

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Busting the Myths Surrounding Desk Sharing

Desk sharing, or hot desking as it is often known, is an increasingly popular choice for modern workplaces.
The benefits are clear; in traditional offices, occupancy is usually lower than the number…

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The Most Common Meeting Room Faux Pas – and How to Avoid Them

Meetings are often controversial in business. Despite the fact that they are usually a necessary form of information-sharing, presentation, and collaboration, some claim meetings to be a timewaster,…

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Five Ways to Increase Your Meeting Room Utilisation

Meeting rooms are often the backbone of the modern office – with space for employees to collaborate and branch out, or entertain potential new clients, they are where some of the most important and…

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The Best Strategies for Managing Your Meeting Room Services

Organising and operating meeting room services is an integral, but often overlooked part of facilities management. With businesses keen to make an excellent first impression, meeting room…

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Open Spaces in the Workplace – Pros and Cons

Many modern businesses welcome open spaces in the workplace. However, even though open spaces do foster collaboration, there can also be inconveniences. Workspaces should be optimised for maximum…

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Useful Tips On How To Modernise Your Office

In this rapidly evolving corporate world, many companies find it tricky to keep their office space looking up to date. This can be due to a number of reasons such as employers simply not having the…

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5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Your Business

According to a Gallup poll, the average working American is at their job for 47 hours each week, almost an entire day over the standard 9-5 schedule. 39% of those surveyed say they work 50 hours or…

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Finding a Free Desk in a Flexible Office

Love it or hate it, flexible working is here to stay. And the benefits go beyond the opportunity to work in your pyjamas. Flexibility in the workplace is creating a whole host of positive effects for…

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10 Best Reads About the Modern Workplace

In the recent blog post about workplace trends of 2017, we identified the future trends of the workplace that employers should be focusing on, for example: employee wellbeing; new ways of working;…

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Multi-Screen Workspace: Is This the Future?

It was recently revealed that the average British household now owns 7.4 internet connected devices, with 70% of homes now having at least one tablet. The workplace isn’t far behind, and today we…

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6 Benefits of Meeting Room Reporting

We live in an information age where knowledge is power, data is a commodity, and statistics yield business advantage – it’s a characteristic that has led to a rise in workspace analysis and has…

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5 Ways to Create a Seamless Visitor Experience

First impressions are of the utmost importance in business – whether it’s welcoming new clients or new employees, the visitor experience can set initial expectations and opinions of your guests.
To…

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The importance of workplace utilisation data when planning your office

Whether planning a new office or updating existing office space, possessing the knowledge of how your employees use your current space is essential in creating your most effective work environment….

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How can you reduce energy consumption in the office?

Companies typically overspend on their real estate. Occupancy sensors can collect usage data that allows to cut costs by pinpointing what companies need, and how to adapt it to their dynamic…

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4 Ways to Focus on Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

The workplace is tougher than ever for many, with 6/10 employees globally now struggling with the effects of stress at work. A 2014 gov.uk study suggested that high levels of employee wellbeing is…

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Flexible working: here to stay

There’s no denying that flexible working is here to stay and is now a fundamental part of the modern workplace environment. Throughout my career at Condeco, I have witnessed the deployment of…

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Exploring the Most Innovative Workplace Designs

As younger generations enter the workforce, more and more organizations are realizing the connection between a positive employee experience and hiring the best talent. Recent research has found that…

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The Decline of the Assigned Workspace

Gone are the days of the assigned, personalized workstation; no framed pictures of the family, obligatory potted plant, or personalized coffee mug. Modern offices are moving towards a cleaner, simpler…

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Workspace

In 2017, workspace utilization will be a top priority for every company. Whether you’re a small business or a multinational company, there are advantages to using every square inch of your office to…

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What Impact Will “Generation Z” Have on the Workplace?

In recent years, focus has been concentrated on the millennial generation and their influence on the modern-day workplace. While this demographic will constitute a considerable proportion of the…

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Trends That Shape Our Roadmap for 2017 – Part 1

As it’s the beginning of the year, I’d like to take the time to talk about some of the trends that will drive our roadmap forward in 2017.
Last year, we spent a large part of September and…

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6 top tips for improving employee well-being in the workplace

Well-being at work is being cited as equally important to employees as salaries when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. Creating a happy workforce is talked about a lot, but why is this…

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What Is the Right Meeting Room Size?

When booking a meeting room one of the most important and challenging tasks is finding the right size space. A frequently encountered problem is comfortably accommodating the number of guests…

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6 trends that will shape the modern workspaces of 2017

Over the past year, workspaces have evolved to keep up with the fast-paced working environment of today. And with multiple disruptive factors at play, organizations will have to rethink how…

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5 meeting room layout designs for every occasion

Modern-day business is experiencing a digital revolution. Today’s organisations are embracing the benefits of technology, and seizing the opportunities offered by advancements such as flexible…

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The Evolution of Workplace Design: From the Traditional to the Flexible

The workplace has always been a big feature of the average adult’s life – whether it’s the simple room of the past or the modernised, high-tech version that we recognise today.

Traditionally,…

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5 Tips for Managing Your Flexible Working Policy

Flexible working can be a huge success for many businesses – according to a survey by Vodafone, 58% of US companies reportedly saw an increase in profits after introducing a flexible working…

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Workplace Optimisation: The Cultural Differences in the Asia-Pacific Region

Asia-Pacific businesses are under increasing pressure to boost workstation density, but is this really the best way to optimise your workspace and cut costs? According to a recent study conducted…

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Flexible Working and Working from Home: What’s the Difference?

As the workplace continues to evolve, workers find themselves with more options than ever before. Continuously advancing home technology means it has never been easier to work from home, with…

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How the ‘Uber Effect’ is transforming the workplace

‘’In the next 30 years we will continue to take solid things- an automobile, a shoe – and turn them into tangible verbs. Products will become services and processes.’’ – Kevin Kelly,…

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Busting the Myths of Flexible Working

High real-estate costs, modern work/life balance demands and the need for employee mobility have led managers to rethink their approach to workplace management. The solution for many is a more…

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The most common flexible workspace mistakes and how to avoid them

Flexible workspaces has become popular in workplace design, with increasing numbers of facilities teams choosing to go down this route with the aim of maximising office utilisation. The benefits are…

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How to Reap the Benefits of a Flexible Working Policy

Workplace flexibility is a mutually beneficial arrangement between employers and employees in which both parties agree on when, where and how work gets done.  

It’s well known that flexible…

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The Rise of Desk Sharing

Employee mobility, project-based working, high real estate costs, new technologies and generational habits are all influential factors which are revamping the workplace. As a result, business leaders…

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10 Tips for Holding a Productive Business Meeting

The average employee attends 7 – 10 meetings every week. If you look at this at a country level, Amercians are holding over 3 billion meetings per year. Sounds a lot, doesn’t it? Meetings can be…

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Remote Working – 10 Tips for Creating the Perfect Workplace at Home

Recent statistics tell us that an increasing number of people are working from home. Most of those remote workers claim they can be more productive working at home, instead of the office….

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Desk Utilisation: To Book, or Not to Book?

One of the main questions that comes up time and again is whether, as part of a shared workspace environment, staff should be required to book the space they wish to use ahead of time. And by space,…

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Workspace Management: Life After Hot Desking

As I know well from my day job, the phrase ‘hot desking’ sends shivers through the spine of many, particularly by the employees whose desks inhabit the ‘hot desk’ zone. Luckily, I think the term is…

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How to plan a successful video conference in 5 simple steps

Video conferencing software has improved over the past years to enable employees to communicate, coordinate and collaborate ideas, no matter the physical distance. However, many businesses fail to…

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myVRM for Maximum Mobility: Schedule or Attend Video Conferences Using Any Device

Mobility is a big part of doing business today. Industry events take staff to all corners of the globe. Attracting and retaining top talent means re-examining workplace practices and offering more…

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Understanding Activity Based Working

Activity Based Working is an office utilization scheme implemented by many businesses today. Essentially, the model allows for multiple types of working space within one office. The setup is meant to…

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What is Holding Up the Internet of Things Ecosystem?

Does the Internet of Things (IoT) truly deserve its label of ‘fourth industrial revolution’? Will IoT disrupt industries and open doors for new markets? Are those substantial investments in IoT…

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The new workplace space utilisation metrics you need to know about

Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, working from home or from wherever they need to be. Yet with fewer and fewer people in the office, the costs of corporate real estate are still mounting….

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Digitalization of the Workplace

Digitalization is becoming more and more important for business and now forms part of our daily lives. It improves our standard of living and helps us to perform more efficiently….

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The Lasting Impact of the Olympics on the Workplace

In 2012, the Olympic Games spurred a movement towards flexible working, making it a viable scheme for workers across the UK. What began as attempts to avoid the heavy traffic on the road during the…

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4 signs of a smart workspace

Everything is becoming smart. Your phones, your TV and even your fridge. But it’s not just happening in your social life, it’s also happening in the workplace. Offices are becoming more…

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The importance of internal communications during times of workplace change

The desire to create workplace change is often motivated by external demands in the market, with geopolitical and macro-economic shifts prompting decision makers to consider the internal cultures and…

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5 Characteristics of a Data-Driven Enterprise

Today the trend is for industry and thought leaders to transform companies into data-driven enterprises. Through technology, processes are streamlined and costs are reduced.
Organizations want to…

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How people are working in the Dynamic Workplace

Julian Griffith explains what the Dynamic Workplace is and what impact it is having on businesses today. He also uncovers some of the workplace changes that we can expect to see in the future.

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Different countries, different work cultures

As globalisation advances, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how working cultures differ. Why do Americans disagree with their bosses? Are Germans more impressed by hierarchies or…

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4 ways you can avoid meeting room “sharking”

Even though there has been a recent uptake in collaborative spaces and a bigger focus on the optimization of office real estate, it’s estimated that unproductive meetings are still costing…

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How to solve the problem of meeting room no-shows

Meeting room no-shows may seem like a relatively small issue on the surface, perhaps annoying or inconvenient, but when you take a closer look, meeting room no-shows have a hidden cost to businesses….

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4 top benefits of desk booking software

Desk booking not only has benefits for an entire organisation, but also the individual workers. Here’s 4 top reasons why you should consider desk booking for your office.

1. Higher utilisation
Look…

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Are hot desks and shared-desk schemes worth it?

Gone are the days of working a static 9-5 shift and staying desk-ridden for 8 hours straight. Today the working landscape is very different, the average time a desk is…

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It’s all about the organisational layout

After years and years of prophetic calls that the office is dead (fuelled by the increasing mobility of computing devices), the trend seems to have turned and the office is finally experiencing a…

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The future of meeting

What is the future of collaboration and how does that relate to consumer technology? In ten or more years’ time, what will a business meeting look like or even feel like?
The answer appears to be…

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Why should you create an agile organisation?

An agile business is an organisation whose business processes – integrated end-to-end across the company and with key partners, suppliers, and customers – can respond with flexibility and speed to…

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Boost your office potential – Best laid seating plans

Spacelab’s latest thinking on evidence-based design and its merits in providing spatial solutions that fit people have culminated in an academic paper, published recently in the Corporate Real…

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5 ways to increase productivity in your workplace

Here are 5 factors that can contribute to helping increase your business’s productivity levels: technology, flexibility, environment, communication and workplace design. 

1. Technology…

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Technology must be outcome focused

As we look at the journeys that workplace (property) and people/culture (HR) have been on over the past decade, we find they have followed the same evolution as technology.

First, a new service or…

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What the 21st Century office looked like in the 1960s

We’re used to hearing people predict what The Office of the Future will look like. It’s been going on for a very long time now and each new generation of commentators on the subject comes up with…

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6 reasons to install meeting room screens 

If you’re wondering whether or not to install meeting room screens for your business, here’s 6 quick reasons why you should.
1. Empower people
Meeting room screens give people the freedom to…

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Making the most of your resources

For most organisations, real estate is the second largest expense on their balance sheet behind employees. What this means in practice is that there is a great incentive for the firm to manage its…

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We are Condeco… but why?

 It’s been just over 10 years since Condeco began on the road to becoming a leading workplace technology company.  And from those humble beginnings of a UK start-up, Condeco is now a…

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How to Successfully Create Flexible Workspaces

Condeco and PLASTARC co-hosted a webinar focused on what it means to adopt a flexible work environment and how to best approach this transformation. Angela Bennett, Condeco’s Director of Major…

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BYOX: Bring Your Own ‘x’

The BYO (Bring Your Own) trend has been around a lot longer than we think. In the social sphere we are used to BYOD (Bring Your Own Drinks) or BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) for a social event like a BBQ….

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The flexible workspace of tomorrow

Melissa Marsh, Workplace Strategist from design consultancy PLASTARC, talks with Condeco about the trends she’s seeing in flexible work.

Condeco Software: Thank you for speaking with us,…

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The challenge of Generation Z: connected, tech-savvy and aspirational

Generation Z, a group who live on their mobile phones, are internet savvy and embrace all things digital. Their hunger for being connected is reflected in all aspects of their lives, including their…

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Why resource scheduling is such a powerful tool?

Working life used to be very simple. The majority of people travelled in to the same workplace each day, at the same time as everybody else. The inflexibility of the buildings to which they travelled…

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How to organize a successful meeting in 6 simple steps

In todays fast paced, agile business environment, organising a meeting can be extremely challenging. Simple tasks such as coordinating peoples time, getting the right size room, having the necessary…

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Tech market gap for new use of Data Analytics

As the rise of the global digital economy continues unabated, a survey released on Wednesday by CB Insights and KPMG found that $37.6 billion venture capital investment was secured by start-ups in the…

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Is SaaS really better than traditional software?

With Forrester research reporting global SaaS revenues forecast to reach $106B in 2016, an increase of 21% over projected 2015 spending levels, there is no doubting SaaS’s popularity. But does that…

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5 ways to improve office collaboration

Collaborative working styles are something business leaders often look for in their new employees. But what many don’t consider is how the office space itself can encourage collaboration. Below are…

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Government is prioritising digital transformation – Are businesses keeping up?

With the British government set to publish a Digital Transformation Plan shortly, there has never been a better time to focus on improving the UK’s poor levels of productivity[1]. The plan will…

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Quora Summit – Revitalising the organisation through shifting mindsets

Condeco was pleased to support an exciting event hosted by Quora.  Around 100 guests  heard industry leaders in an ‘unplugged’ format, each talking openly about how they are confronting the…

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Don’t Travel at Your Expense: 6 Business Benefits of Video Conferencing

Business travel accounts for a huge chunk of expenditure. It is estimated that in the US alone, business trips will reach over 480 million by 2016. 

Luckily, the cost of video…

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The Agile Worker is…Working

Redcentric research found that 54 per cent of UK office workers are currently able to work remotely, with 30 per cent feeling that their productivity increases when they work away from the…

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Top 5 criteria for evaluating enterprise room booking solutions

Evaluating workspace management software can be tricky. There are a lot of different solutions addressing different needs. And, each excels in different areas. When looking specifically for room…

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The single most effective way to drive up meeting room utilization

One of the biggest and most wasted expenses in the office are meetings rooms. Why? Because they are big spaces with often medium-low utilization*. While room booking software definitely helps…

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Business Intelligence (BI) can make or break your office space

Reporting on corporate real estate is difficult. Often it’s done in Excel, Google docs, or other individual CRE systems. In fact, no one in the room at the CoreNet Data Visualization event in SF…

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From Meeting Rooms to Collaboration Spaces

The workspace is not what it used to be – it has evolved. And for that reason the meeting rooms need to transform too. We are used to gray meeting rooms and standard meeting structures where people…

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9 reasons you need to book meetings with an MS Outlook add-in

For most new companies, MS Outlook is the most obvious e-mail platform to use. But a lot of companies tend to use the Outlook calendar function to organise their tasks and meetings as well.

MS…

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Is your office temperature affecting productivity?

A recent study is bringing a long accepted workplace standard into the limelight: cold offices. The results show that, besides the increasing cooling bills and adverse environmental effects, cold…

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Don’t underestimate the importance of decent visitor management

First impressions count
Within 2-3 seconds of walking into your building, a visitor is already making up their mind about what kind of business it is and if they like it. Whether it’s an…

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Global CEOs embrace innovative technology to regain lost capital

With the economy continuing to pick up, the world’s leading CEOs are putting growth back at the top of their agenda. PwC recently found that 39 per cent are very confident in their ability to grow -…

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Hot-desking, Hoteling, Flex Space – what’s the difference?

As more and more companies turn to implementing agile workspaces, there has become a growing misunderstanding of the terminology. Not only do different regions of the world use different terms, but…

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What are the warning signs of underutilisation?

In a world of globalisation and multi-national corporations, the issue of workspace underutilisation is vital to overcome for businesses. Imagine you are the CFO of a global bank, or the COO for…

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How to create collaboration within your organization

Technology has changed the way people work in many ways, but especially in how employees collaborate with each other. Collaboration is about support, constructive feedback and enhancing the work of…

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What it means to be an agile organization

Strong business leaders are light on their feet when responding to the fast-paced world that is our economic climate of today. They move quickly when new customer demands, market opportunities, and…

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Condeco’s Innovative Workspace Spotlight: Atlassian

At Condeco, the spotlight – and our focus — has always been with our clients and their objectives. We’re excited to introduce our Spotlight series where we profile the companies we work with and…

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How much time do we spend at our desks? Utilization data can tell you

Today’s progressive companies are moving from real estate being a cost center to an asset that propels employee productivity upward. Real estate is now seen as a key ingredient to the way we work…

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The Smart Office is here to stay

It is no longer questionable that transforming your office to be ‘smart’ through IoT devices produces results. In just one year, Condeco’s sensor technology has found over 600,000 square…

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Taking workspace utilization data to the next level

First we learned the shortcomings of common utilization data sources like IT network, badge, and bed-check data. Now let’s talk about how to capture better data. There are many new ways to capture…

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Educating Businesses on the Issue of Wasted Space: the ‘Light Bulb’ Moment

Paul Statham, CEO, Condeco interview by Global Banking Finance Review, orginally published February 27, 2014.

The amount of money companies are losing to underutilised office space. How much money on…

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