Is flexible working the pair of jeans of the management world?

Like the world of fashion, innovative work methods, HR trends and management interventions are subject to trends; hip and happening for a time, before quickly falling out of style. However, one particular hype appears to have made a lasting impression; flexible working. What does flexible working mean? For decades, a lot of [...]

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WHITE PAPER: The effect of light on performance

The parallels between astronauts and office workers In this article we explore the effect of light on performance. It is widely known that light has an effect on our wellbeing. In general, north Europeans suffer more from afflictions such as winter depression than central Europeans do. This disparity is explained by the number of daylight hours; [...]

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Interventions for workplace vitality; a comparison

Workplace Vitality helps employees to be more active Modern technology lends itself to us spending a large part of the day sitting down. We have cars, laptops, home delivery services and Netflix; little physical activity is required on an average weekday - so how can we encourage workplace vitality? Many medical and psychological [...]

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Make 2018 the year of the HEALTHY workplace

Adopt a healthier lifestyle, exercise more, save money, contribute to a cleaner environment… Many of us are good at setting goals, but actually achieving them remains a challenge when achieving a health workplace. Where do we go wrong? And, in specific terms, what can we do about it? People are physiologically and [...]

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Ergonomics and the ‘New Way’ of Working

Working where and when you want, this is in summary what the New Way of Working is. The advantages have slowly become apparent: greater freedom in planning one’s working hours oneself, less time wasted on commuting, a smaller requirement for office space and consequently lower facility costs and less impact on [...]

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Does ‘Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)’ have a future?

“Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can no longer be stopped. In the near future employers and their staff will no longer be provided with a laptop, tablet, Smartphone or PC. In about four years, half of all employees will have to use their own private devices on the work floor,” [...]

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Mobile Working: Laptop bag or trolley?

Bag or trolley? The fact that mobile working is becoming increasingly routine in organisations means that employers now MUST provide tools that actually enable this. In the countries surveyed (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom) I.T. workers agree that the laptop is the key to enabling mobile working. Not surprisingly, [...]

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Spotlight on the keyboard: what to know when buying one

We still spend half of our computer time using our mouse, but we are increasingly being encouraged to make more use of the shortcut keys. That makes having a good keyboard essential. What should you be aware of when buying a (compact) keyboard? EU directive for Computer Keyboards Ever since IBM introduced [...]

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The history of ergonomics

Ergonomics is mainly known as the science of improving workplaces to enable workers to use their computers in a safe and productive way. But how and when did ergonomics, and with it the scientific study of mankind in relation to his environment, actually begin? The first publications about work-related complaints date [...]

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Is the UK finally adopting flexible working?

Although the Netherlands has long been hailed as the pioneers of flexible working in Europe, research conducted by the Action and Research Centre (RSA) in cooperation with Vodafone has revealed that flexible working has also become fully integrated on the work floors in the UK. No less than 77% of [...]

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