This article was originally emailed as our monthly eBulletin at 11:30 on 11/05/2016. You can view older eBulletins here and register to receive them monthly.
WHEN AGILE WORKING ISN’T WORKING
Agile Working is a ‘hot topic’ at the moment and we hear many stories about how brilliantly employers have implemented an Agile Working Programme (AWP). Such accounts demonstrate how that success has positively impacted productivity, personnel satisfaction, wellbeing and engagement. We hear rather fewer stories about what happens when it fails but I fear that proper investigation would show that the failures outnumber the successes. [more]
OFFICE EMPLOYEES ARE LIKE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES!
Our friends at Bakker Elkhuizen have just published a white paper which explores the lessons that employers can learn from elite athletes. Drawing on fifteen research papers produced in the last 16 years, it draws parallels between the two environments and includes a practical guide to addressing the issues raised. For those with a short attention span, there is even a one page infographic synopsis! You can download all three documents here.
EBULLETIN READER FEEDBACK
As you may recall, we have been running a survey of what readers think of this eBulletin. We want to ensure we maintain our relevance so that we stand out from the deluge of email dross that everyone receives. We have already had some useful feedback, particularly about content, and we shall be closing the survey at the end of May. If you have not already done so, this is your last chance to participate here. All participants will be entered in a draw to win a £200 Red Letter Day voucher.
CARTOON VIDEO SERIES
We have just launched the first in a series of brief cartoon videos. Short, sharp and to the point, each will provide a succinct overview of a key topic in about a minute. The first covers one of our most quoted (and misunderstood!) topics: Don’t Waste Your Money on Sit-Stand Furniture. More will follow soon.
As you probably know, we already have a substantial portfolio of product videos on our catalogue site. Historically, these have been hosted by YouTube but we recognise that most of our customers want to get straight to the product content without being delayed by advertisements. To address this, product videos are now being hosted by Vimeo. This does not affect how you use our site but should enhance your video experience.