ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?

Photo by Federica Campanaro on Unsplash Are you sitting comfortably? This week’s blog explores how workplace interventions can help to improve employee activity levels, breaking up sedentary working patterns in favour of an altogether more active workplace culture. But, what are the factors which contribute to making interventions successful and why should businesses take part in supporting greater levels of activity? In 2011, the Department of Health published…

SLEEP, STRAIN & MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Photo by Fabian Oelkers on Unsplash Psychosocial factors play a key role in musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) and the way in which work is designed can directly influence the capacity for employees to sleep well and recover between work cycles. In this article, we take a closer look at how MSD’s affect the UK workplace and, how well scoped and formulated workplace research can help to deliver efficiently designed…

THE SURPRISING EFFECT OF THE LABOUR ILLUSION

Photo by Charles Etoroma on Unsplash In this week’s blog, we examine the surprising effect of a psychological phenomenon, known as the labour illusion, on consumer valuations of automated product and service transactions. It would appear that the integration of technology into business processes and customer experience has created an unprecedented capacity for production, delivery and consumption of goods at competitive prices for modern consumers. Certainly, Operations Management…

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