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

How to deal with tricky conversations at work

Karen Meager and John McLachlan, co-founders of Monkey Puzzle Training, discuss how to set the right tone when broaching sensitive issues with staff.


Are you guilty of the top three most annoying workplace habits?

According to a recent survey, the top three most annoying things work colleagues do are, moaning, taking smoking breaks and using buzzwords like ‘touch base’.


Procrastinators unite! Study exposes UK as a nation of WhatsApp addicts

Three quarters of UK workers admit they spend up to six hours procrastinating on Whatsapp, according to new poll.


What is the most common cause of frustration in the workplace?

Research by Emo Oil reveals that half of workers cite differences over the office temperature as the most common cause of frustration in the workplace.


Fostering a friendly office atmosphere unlocks employee potential

New research reveals that creating a friendly and engaging office atmosphere can encourage workers to a greater output.


Does stationery wreak havoc in your workplace

Nearly a quarter of employees admit to stealing items of stationery, while millions of workers incur stationery-related injuries, new study reveals.

Employing & managing staff

What SMEs can learn when comparing the military to civilian workplaces

There’s a pool of thousands of job-seeking individuals whose potential remains relatively untapped by employers – ex-military personnel, argues Stuart Tootal.

Employing & managing staff

One bad night’s sleep can lead to bad behaviour at work, new research reveals

Once an employee engages in unwanted behaviour in the workplace, such as taking longer breaks, can cost a company a lot of time and money.


Coffee fuelling UK worker overtime

New research shows the amount of coffee people drank was directly proportional to additional time spent in the office and also highlighted differences in the caffeine preferences across the sexes.


Kitchen quarrels lead to workplace warfare woes

The kitchen is the heart of workplace arguments and annoyances according to new research.


Europe’s top court legalises workplace headscarf ban

Employers are entitled to ban workers from the 'visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign' including headscarves, Europe's top court has ruled.


Revealed: The lunchtime taboos you should avoid at work

New survey reveals that it’s time to put down the pint and ditch the fish as we discover the lunchtime taboos that bug office workers.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience