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BCO and LCMB Productive, Higher Performing and Healthier Workplaces briefing note published

On the 25th September, LCMB hosted a joint workshop with the British Council for Offices (BCO) on the topic of “The Business Case for Productive, High Performing and Healthier Workplaces”. The workshop summarised the BCO’s world leading research on the topic such as Improving productivity in the workplace which was co-led by LCMB and Oxford …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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