Workplace Culture

Archive of articles, news and guides on workplace culture in the SME enterprise. Advice on understanding and improving your organisation’s leadership, values, and employee motivation. Having a positive workplace culture can be vital to your success.

Employing & managing staff

The power of being nice in the workplace

Being nice in the workplace can be an undervalued quality, however a recent study from Monarch reveals that employing nice staff makes for both a happier and more productive workforce.

Employing & managing staff

A worker’s guide to office etiquette

Remembering to make your colleagues a drink, keeping the noise down in the office and being punctual are some of the most important pieces of office etiquette all staff need to know.


Why workers are reluctant to express themselves at work

Should you be yourself at work? New research reveals workers are wary to express themselves, with the majority believing it’s only acceptable if you’re in a senior position!


The most common office personalities – and how to work better together

New Premier Inn research sheds light on how to set yourself up for success at work, exploring all the different personalities in the office.


Finding an ‘inspiring workplace’ is a priority for UK workers

New research finds that one in three employees see an inspiring workplace as a priority when they are hunting for a job.


Appearances DO matter: Brits fear they’re not taken seriously

Twenty-one per cent of employees are worried they’re not taken seriously due to their age or appearance, with women notably more concerned than men.

Productivity Zone

Can an office dog really boost productivity?

Struggling to keep the productivity levels of your business up? Maybe you should consider getting an office dog!

Employing & managing staff

Are you guilty of any of the top ten most irritating colleague habits?

New research looks at the top ten most annoying colleague habits in the office. Are you guilty of any of these?


How cutting annoying office phrases can help boost morale

There are many annoying office phrases that you will hear in a UK office. Studies show that cutting them out can help boost morale.


Life begins at 40, but does work discontent begin at 35?

Under-appreciation and stress fuel discontent as employees get older, with happiness at work falling after the age of 35.


Revealed: The most ridiculous workplace rules in the UK

New research finds that one third of workplaces in the UK have ridiculous rules in place, with many employees feeling like they aren't trusted.

Employing & managing staff

No salary talk please, we’re British! Staff reveal topics to be avoided

New research discovers nearly half of Brits are in favour of workplace censorship, banning talk of salaries, politics and religion.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves