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How to cultivate loyal millennial employees in 2017

Last year, we published an article about the pressing topic of different generations working alongside each other .....



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Five good reasons to rethink your office design in 2017

Redesigning your office space may not be top of mind when you think about setting new business goals for 2017. With .....



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Is working from home the best option for employees?

The World of Work is fast paced and constantly changing and we are all continuously striving to find some kind of ba.....



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Leadership styles – do you recognise yours?

You are sitting at your desk, earphones in, typing away on your keyboard and you feel this ominous shadow behind you.....



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10 important points to consider when choosing a corporate interior design company

1. Office design specialists Corporate design is a specialist skill, very different to domestic, hospitality, or re.....



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WorkFit with Personal Trainer Simone Jacobs …Fun Workouts to do in the office!

1. Squats with a difference Instead of sitting down when you reach your desk, do 10 squats using your chair. Sit down .....



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Annoying office habits

Just out of curiosity, we recently asked staff to inform us of any and all pet peeves, dislikes, and annoyances expe.....



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When the clock strikes 13:00

You are sitting at your desk and the clock strikes 13:00. You become acutely aware of the cacophony of noise as people p.....



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Activity Based Working and the importance of Change Management

What is this office philosophy that’s being bandied about? Simply put, this workplace philosophy encourages employe.....



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Too close for comfort

  We have all experienced that moment at work where we are meeting a new client or colleague for the first t.....



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SAICA

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the leading accountancy body in South Africa, as wel.....



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Generations in the workplace

By 2020, there will be four (maybe even five - if the Traditionalists remain at their posts) generations working along.....



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Allow employees to have power naps during their work day to increase their productivity

.centered { width: 100%; } Have you ever experienced the ‘afternoon’ slump? You started your morn.....



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Paragon Interiors #shareyourworkspace Competition

Where there is a workspace there is imagination, creation and learning. Each one uniquely customised according t.....



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Asset Management Company

The Brief: Established in 2004, this asset management company predominantly deals in hedge funds and unit trusts. In .....



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I want an office like an ad agency!

Many people have been exposed to the ‘wonderland’ of the Google campus through media images and write-ups. T.....



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Zenith Optimedia (ZO)

Zenith Optimedia (ZO) is the third largest media company in the world and is the leader in trend forecasting. They h.....



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Office Trends 2016

Every year we are asked for the office trends of the upcoming year. Developments in office design are gradual and ar.....



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How interior design makes you feel

It’s all very well having the practical items selected but what about how the interiors make you feel when you.....



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Allergic to work?

Ever wondered why as soon as you walk into your office building in the morning you feel an immediate headache coming.....



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Creating a Happy Place at Work

Do you look forward to work? Or would you rather take a ride on a Tuk Tuk down Rivonia Road in peak hour traffic.....



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The psychology of the boardroom

Have you ever wondered what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a boardroom? Is there any pattern to or meaning beh.....



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Having a bad day on Friday the 13th…

You wake up on Friday morning in a panic! Your alarm clock didn’t go off. You are now late for that meeting you sche.....



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You are what you eat… especially at work

We all know that staying energetic at work can be a drag. Its Monday morning…your eyes are blurry, your back is sore.....



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Don’t be caught offsides

The battle of two giants in the Rugby World Cup this weekend resulted in a two point defeat for South Africa. Desp.....



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Why considering employee wellness is in the best interests of your company…

  You know the feeling… you are stuck in traffic on the way to work. It’s 07:56AM. You feel beads of swe.....



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Creating better office spaces to reduce absenteeism – 12 Aug 2014 – BizCommunity

As employee absenteeism costs the South African economy between R12- to 16-billion annually, businesses need to .....



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Work absenteeism costs SA economy R16bn a year – 12 Aug 2014 – Mail and Guardian

"An estimated average of 15% of staff are absent on any given day - and only one in three people who do not go to .....



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Office design can help ease workplace anxiety – 10 Dec 2014 – BD Live

EMPLOYERS must consider their office design as they grapple with productivity losses from depression and anxiety, .....



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Depression Affects Company Productivity – 10 Dec 2014 – HR Pulse

Depression is one of the most common health issues affecting the workplace today. The World Health Organisation (WHO) .....



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Love makes the workplace go round – 12 Feb 2015 – BizCommunity

Valentine's Day is usually reserved for showering love on someone special. But if you are in a managerial position, .....



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Watch the World Cups with your staff – 23 Feb 2015 – BizCommunity

The events will, no doubt, have South Africans glued to their TV screens, iPads, laptops and any other communicati.....



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Moving offices tips

  There are many reasons for needing to change your offices. Your lease may have expired. You may have out.....



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You may have heard of the latest office design craze: HOT DESKING

Hot desking, where employees do not have an assigned workstation, has taken the world of work by storm. This is .....



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Creating a productive work environment

Here are a few of Paragon Interiors tips on creating a productive work environment: Keep cellphone ring tone.....



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Open place office – villain or hero ?

The open plan environment has been embraced by many companies as the future for workplace design. The world o.....



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Office Nightmares: Time for change

Have you outgrown your existing office space? Perhaps your fully-staffed office is getting too overcrowded? Or d.....



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Are you ready for the change ?

Perhaps the most notable change in the world of work this year is the increase in remote working. According to A.....



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Employee Experience

Have you ever stopped to think about how the world of work is constantly changing? The new office environment of.....