The centre has been focusing on mental health awareness this week
As the pace of work seems to get more intense, most of us seem to be trying to fit more into every day. But it seems our efforts to be more productive in less time is being undermined by one thing – interruptions. According to recent research carried out at the University of California at Irvine, people working in offices experience an interruption of some kind (a phone call, an incoming email or someone visiting their desk) every three minutes and five seconds. As well as being an annoyance, these interruptions are likely to reduce overall productivity and, according to another study by George Mason University in Virginia, reduce the quality of work produced.
Free chocolate courtesy of Cadburys and Workperks was available to all licencees this week
If you want to be a remote worker, you may need to convince your boss. Daniel Mobbs has the lowdown on the skills required, from effective time management to confident communications While remote working is increasingly popular, not everyone is a natural-born remote employee. Where some people are primed to excel beyond the four walls of the office HQ, others are more likely to crash and burn without plans and strategies in place for a new way of working. “Candidates must be honest about their own ability to handle the heightened responsibilities and expectations that accompany remote work,” says Anthony Curlo, CEO of IT recruiting and staff augmentation firm DaVinciTek(1).
As an Eater treat and a bit of fun an Easter egg has been arranaged for the centres licencees