Entries by Ross

Covid restrictions may have gone but the pandemic has not

Covid restrictions may have gone but the pandemic itself has not The pressure on businesses is considerable as a result of the pandemic, supply chain issues and the war in Ukraine. It has all meant rising costs and on top of that a shortage of employees to recruit. So it is more than ever important […]

Benefits of using a password manager?

What are the benefits of using a password manager? Remembering an ever-growing number of passwords can be daunting and writing them down is a security no-no. It is becoming ever more complex as nowadays we have to register for every online service we use and across multiple platforms. Wired has researched the best password managers […]

The success of remote working

The success of remote working is likely to change the traditional office HQ Given the proof that remote working during the pandemic has been successful it is likely that businesses may rethink their current traditional ways of working. It may also be that downsizing expensive office space will help to reduce overheads as costs of […]

Back to the office or flexible working?

Back to the office or flexible working? With the end to some of the Covid restrictions imminent many people who have been happily and productively working from home have been called back to their offices. This is despite the fact that it has been proven that people could work responsibly—and often more efficiently—from home. However, […]

Why is the paperless society not yet a reality?

The use of the PC, cloud storage and other technological innovations has led many to predict that the future of the office and of society would be paperless. Yet 40 years since the term was first coined this is still some way off. There are many possible explanations for this. Often people, perhaps rightly, do […]

Avoid Staff Burnout!

Arguably a business’ employees are its greatest asset. This has been recognised recently by companies like Bumble, Hootsuite, and Mozilla who have reportedly shut down for a week to give their staff a break. The argument is that ensuring everybody has a week off at the same time means they won’t be returning to a […]

How important has remote working become to you?

There have been reports that some people who started to work remotely from home during pandemic lockdowns want to continue to do so rather than return to the tedious commute to the office. Some people are even saying that they would rather lose their jobs than be forced to return to the office. They cite […]

The evolution of office perks

During the pandemic, many businesses had to get used to their employees working from home. As restrictions have loosened, however, the hybrid and work from home models look set to remain. This means that the “traditional” perks from free meals to break-out spaces to yoga classes offered within the office may no longer make sense. […]

In an era of remote working is it time to revise our working practices?

It has been clear for some time that many people forced to work remotely because of the pandemic have found that they prefer this and are reluctant to return to the office. Employers, too, have realised that it not only reduces overheads but that it does not lead to a reduction in productivity. But many […]