A new Southampton development celebrated the official opening of its community facilities and garden.
Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in meetings, many of which include a presenter painfully reading straight from a slide deck. Seventy-one percent of people report that the meetings they attend are a waste of time. Meeting attendees are so accustomed to this monotonous routine that they come armed with an arsenal of more interesting distractions, most likely on their smartphones, such as text messages, social media and emails.
One of the UK’s most successful regional theatres lifted the curtains on a brand-new era in its 90-year history on 26 September following a £7.5m refurbishment project.
Technological advances mean that workers are now able to work remotely and from home much more in recent times. This can mean more flexibility and an increase in productivity. However in some cases, the lack of human interaction once had in the traditional office environment can mean feeling isolated and missing out on the human element of working.
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