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Improving Productivity In the Workplace

#Productivity in the workplace is often mistaken for ‘how much work can you squeeze out of your employees in smallest amount of time’ when in fact it is much deeper than that. Productivity is not about the quantity of work your employees complete but more about the quality. Encouraging the workforce to be in a

Productivity, Wellbeing

Productivity is well being (and vice versa!)

Whilst browsing social media recently, I found myself reading the Siemen’s remote working policy which I think is a masterpiece!  A policy which encourages more flexible working does not seem all that different, but their focus on Outcomes and Trust makes it really special. the relevant clause states: “The basis for this forward-looking working model

Managing our health, well-being, and performance in a COVID world

At LCMB, we have been consistently working on optimising offices and workplaces for health, well-being, and performance for the last few years. This has been driven by our original research which examined the impact of the indoor environment quality on our performance and productivity. The Workplace Opportunity  Our research has found that indoor environmental conditions

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The Office is Dead, Long Live the Office

The UK Office of National Statistics reported that in April 2020, 49.2% of the working adult population were working at home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. For many this change to homeworking was welcome and many have predicted that after this crisis is over, the office set-up as we know will be dead.

LCMB Managing a safe return to our workplaces

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

On Sunday night, 10th May, Boris Johnson addressed the Nation and announced a “conditional plan” to reopen society and take England out of the current lockdown. Life will not return to our old normal anytime soon and we will have to get used to maintaining social distancing for some time yet. UK Government are understandably trying to

Managing a safe return to our workplaces

Managing a safe return to our workplaces

I am amazed by how quickly we have all got in step with our new reality of living with COVID-19, the restrictions needed to keep us all safe and to protect our NHS. We are all fast becoming masters of new ways of working and technologies. Personally, I have been using MS Teams to stay in

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Climate Change – Ten Years On

LCMB has been in existence for ten years and we mark this year by looking at key topics that affect us, and how they have changed in the last ten years. Climate change has come a long way since “An Inconvenient Truth”, former United States Vice President Al Gore’s 2006 campaign to educate people about global

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How our wellbeing world has changed in ten years

To celebrate our tenth birthday, over the next few weeks, and months, we will explore how building performance practices have developed since our founding. In this article, we look at how awareness of Productivity and Wellbeing has grown over the last ten years. Since 2010, an increasing body of research proves the surprising extent to

Countdown to Ten years of LCMB

We will celebrate LCMB’s 10th birthday in January and we thought it would be interesting to look back how the world has changed over this time. Next month we’ll start looking at how productivity, carbon reduction and other building related issues have progressed over the last ten years, but right now we’re taking a slightly

An unexpected upside for post Brexit UK!

On the 16th October I was given an opportunity to share a stage in Oxford with Cllr Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford at Oxford City and Dominic Humphreys, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) lead on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). The event, organised by Oxfordshire Greentech and Oxford City

Health and wellbeing are at the root of our productivity and creativity

We live through our senses stimulated by the environment around us whether outdoors or indoors. Our existence is enlivened every waking moment by a symphony of stimuli from people, objects, building spaces, task interest and nature. This rich array of inputs to the mind and body generates the multi-sensory experience which can colour and enrich

Improving productivity in the workplace

Why isn’t everyone creating Productive, High Performing and Healthier Workplaces?

Over the last thirty years, designing, constructing and operating buildings I’ve seen first-hand the benefits on people’s lives, their wellbeing and performance of improving their surroundings. And to me the business case is obvious for organisations to improve the workplace. However, it’s the more forward-thinking organisations in the UK that are doing this, and I

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Countdown to ESOS – 100 days

We are now under 100 days away from the deadline of the second phase for ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme) which is the 5th December 2019. This means that qualifying companies are required to register their ESOS status and certification with the government by 5th December 2019. Failure to complete your ESOS assessment could result

Britain’s productivity crisis – Help your business beat the downward trend

Every month we’re presented with a new explanation for Britain’s low productivity – now dubbed as the ‘productivity puzzle’. The Bank of England blames Brexit for a 5% decrease in productivity British firms three years after the referendum. But Britain has lagged behind most G7 countries since 2008 so this issue goes deeper than Brexit.

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England at risk of Running Dry – Our five tips to reduce water wastage

On the 25th of July the UK saw the hottest temperature on record. With the trend of increasing temperatures, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency announced the UK risks running out of water within 25 years. He puts this down to wasteful consumer habits and a shortage of reservoirs. “We won’t have

Cameron Jordan - LCMB

One month at LCMB – Gaining vital experience

I’m now one month into my placement as a marketing graduate at LCMB as part of the EU funded Time2Grow programme which is designed to help businesses solve some of their most challenging problems by giving them access to a graduate workforce. Coming out of University I was always worried about what kind of role

LCMB are recruiting for a Senior PM Consultant

LCMB have a vacancy for a Senior Project Management Consultant. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative person to join our team. We offer a competitive package, excellent benefits and the chance to make a real difference in the workplace. The role will be based in our Bloxham office with opportunities to work

SECR – What is it, and how can you prepare?

  Another ‘catchy’ acronym but what does it mean? The financial year ending 31st March 2019 saw the final year of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), which has been replaced by Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). SECR is a Government scheme which aims to further incentivise energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. Annual

Designing for wellbeing and performance

Close your eyes and think of the last place that made you feel calm, relaxed and totally at ease with the world. When I do this, like most people, I think of a natural environment, typically a forest or a water landscape. It is surprising, then, that when we spend less than 10% of our

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