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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Embrace the unknown, and never be afraid of adventure. When we think of reaching for success, most of us think of one thing -- hard work. We’re taught that if we want to be successful, we have to follow the plan, keep focused, and work really, really hard. But what if the “buckle down and work” mentality is actually missing an extremely important piece of what it takes to accelerate your success in today’s world of entrepreneurship?
Southampton’s strength is built on its maritime connections, and its new generation of businesses are sailing full speed ahead for success. Southampton has long relied on the sea for success, as a naval port, ferry terminal and stepping-off point for the yachting haven of the Isle of Wight. From Marchwood to Westquay, its coastal heritage runs deep. “Southampton’s relationship with the sea is long and prosperous,” says Peter Birkett, CEO of University of Southampton Science Park. “The cruise capital of northern Europe, the Port of Southampton is also Europe’s most productive, the UK’s second largest container terminal and the leading port for automotive trade.” But there’s more to the city than its coastal connections. With more than 7,400 businesses based there – including Cunard, P&O, Ordnance Survey, Garmin and B&Q – Southampton makes a major contribution to the British economy. “It’s also a city of innovation, designated as a UK Genomic Medicine Centre and ranking in the world’s top four oceanographic research institutions,” says Birkett. That innovative spirit extends to its start-up community, with the city launching a new generation of digital, creative and high-tech start-ups.