Guest Blog: Healthy Working is Wise Working
Emma Donaldson-Feilder. Affinity Health at Work
Work Wise Week is great time to reflect on all the different ways in which employers can create smarter, wiser ways of working. One of the strands of this reflection needs to be about how to ensure that the workplace and workforce are healthy, so that employees are able to give of their best and achieve high performance.
Guest Blog: Smarter Working in the Czech Republic
Jakub Heikenwälder. IT and Communications Consultant, Leucanta Ltd
In 2012 the city of Hodonin started to prepare a project on promoting of teleworking in the region of south Moravia, Czech Republic. Through this project contacted Phil Flaxton, the CEO of Work Wise UK.
In the Czech Republic smarter ways of working are still not very common. Our country has a population of about 10 million inhabitants; half of them live and work in the cities, the other half live in country. The average daily commute time to work is about 80 minutes a day; in some big cities it’s even more. Unfortunately, there is still a widespread belief that “to work” means the place or location, not the activity or production.
Guest Blog: There's Good News and Bad News
Frances O'Grady. General Secretary, TUC
There is both good news and bad news on National Work from Home Day 2013. The good news is that home-working has been steadily growing, despite the UK’s long-running economic troubles. The number of home-workers increased by 469,000 between 2007 and 2012, up by 13.1 per cent.
Using video conferencing to enable remote and flexible working. [pdf]
Two TEFL employees share their stories [pdf]
'Experience day' website Wish.co.uk uses Powwownow conferencing facilities to enable flexible and remote working for its staff, suppliers and agencies across 4 countries. [pdf]
Recognising the need for change and a refresh of the workplace, Penguin Books sought to design and implement a strategy to reduce space and occupancy costs. [pdf]
As part of plans to expand their main site in west London, BSkyB were required to produce a travel plan that encouraged significant changes for the people based there. [pdf]
As the UK's largest employment site, with over 315 organisations and 72,000 staff based there, Heathrow Airport faces unique challenges.