We know that many businesses are looking to continually improve their productivity – but having to spend lots of time searching for ideas and advice is counterproductive!

That’s why we’re developing this blog, to collect together a range of interesting and inspiring content in one convenient place. So why not browse our blog today, and read our recommendations for how to work better, smarter and happier?

This is now a weekly blog, dedicated entirely to the topic of productivity. We’ll be trying and reviewing great products, and sharing tips and tricks to help you work better throughout 2018.

So keep your eyes peeled every Wednesday morning for the latest post – if you want to be reminded, why not follow us on social media, where we’ll be sharing them every week?

Work Better 2018

Our weekly blog – with a new theme each month, all focused on the topic of productivity.

Winter is coming – and so is flu season!

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  Work Smarter Part 3 With colder weather on the way, and the school term back in full swing, it’s unfortunately time to start preparing your workplace for all the…

Why a physical diary will never go out of style

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  Work Smarter Part 2 Over the last few years, plenty of people have tried going paper-free when it comes to their planning. However, we think there are several good…

Make Your Walls Work Harder

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  Work Smarter Part 1 We all have things we’d like to change about our daily routines, whether it’s clearing out your inbox more consistently or getting more sleep each…

How to Form Good Habits

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  Tips & Tricks Part 5 We all have things we’d like to change about our daily routines, whether it’s clearing out your inbox more consistently or getting more sleep…

How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

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  Tips & Tricks Part 4 The wonderful thing about this season is you might be looking forward to taking a proper break (or maybe you’ve just had one?) But…

Top 5 Rules for Good Email Practice

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  Tips & Tricks Part 3 It’s an undeniable fact that email is a huge part of the modern work environment. But how often has something landed in your inbox…

How to Beat the Summer Slump

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  Tips & Tricks Part 2 Have you noticed a drop in productivity this summer? We have some tips to help you make the most of your team’s time, even…

How to Plan Better Projects…

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  Tips & Tricks Part 1 Do you have an upcoming project on your mind, and are trying to wrestle with lots of factors and potential scenarios? We have one…

Top 3 Summer Office Myths… Busted!

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  Think Differently Part 4 As the Met Office releases warnings that we’re in for a heatwave, we examine some of the top myths about working during hot weather… 1.…

Do Hot Drinks Really Cool You Down?

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  Think Differently Part 3 Here in the Office Needs marketing department, we’re big fans of tea and coffee alike! However, in this hot weather, it’s not always tempting to…

How to make water the new coffee in your office…

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  Think Differently Part 2 Here in the Office Needs marketing department, removing our supply of coffee would not make for a happy workforce! However, in this hot weather, it’s…

Top 4 reasons to try hot desking in your office

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  Think Differently Part 1 Here at Office Needs, we know that making changes to your space and way of working can feel a bit daunting - but often, making…

Make iced tea and coffee in the office!

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  Feel Better, Work Better Part 4 Here at Office Needs, we know that having a pleasant, comfortable place to work is a great way to keep motivated. However, on…

3 steps to gamify your workday

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  Feel Better, Work Better Part 3 Here at Office Needs, we like trying to think differently about how to improve your workday. One of the interesting trends in recent…

Top 5 Office Exercises

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  Feel Better, Work Better Part 2 Ever feel like you need to get moving more during your work day?  Many UK office workers spend up to 8 hours a…

Make Your Workspace Greener (literally…)

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  Feel Better, Work Better Part 1 When was the last time you made an active change in your office, in order to brighten up yours or your colleagues day?…

Top 3 office trends that you should try…

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  Celebrating Spaces Part 5 Here at Office Needs, we're pretty big on office furniture and interiors. This week, for the final part of 'Celebrating Spaces', we wanted to talk…

Big Ideas in Small Spaces

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  Celebrating Spaces Part 4 Here at Office Needs, we're pretty big on office furniture. Redecorating or revamping an office can be an exciting process for even the least creatively…

Does your workplace sound productive?

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  Celebrating Spaces Part 3 As the weather slowly gets cheerier outside, we think it's a great time of year to make your workplace cheerier inside! Here at Office Needs,…

How Secure is your Workplace?

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  Celebrating Spaces Part 2 As the weather slowly gets cheerier outside, we think it's a great time of year to make your workplace cheerier inside! Here at Office Needs,…

How great workspaces make great workplaces!

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  Celebrating Spaces Part 1 As the weather slowly gets cheerier outside, we think it's a great time of year to make your workplace cheerier inside! Here at Office Needs,…

Why your next meeting should be laptop-free…

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  Spring Forward Part 4 Welcome to the final part of our current monthly theme – Spring Forward! Now that the clocks have changed, we’re looking at ways to make…

Improve Your Environment

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  Spring Forward Part 3 With better spring weather finally on it’s way, it feels like everything outside is becoming fresh and new! Which is why lots of people are…

Why taking tea breaks makes you more productive…

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  Spring Forward Part 2 Welcome to the second part of our new monthly theme – why taking tea breaks makes you more productive! Now that the clocks have changed,…

Spring Clean Your Work Routine

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  Spring Forward Part 1 Welcome to the first part of our new monthly theme – Spring Forward! Now that the clocks have changed, we’re looking at ways to make…

Crossing the Finish Line

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  Help Us Help You Part 4 Welcome to the final part of our new monthly theme – this March, we’re asking you to Help Us Help You! We’re feeling grateful…

Take Back Your Hour

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  Help Us Help You Part 3 Welcome to the third part of our new monthly theme – this March, we’re asking you to Help Us Help You! We’re feeling grateful…

Did You Know…?

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  Help Us Help You Part 2 Hello! Welcome to the second part of our new monthly theme – this March, we’re asking you to Help Us Help You! We’re…

Make Your Inbox Brighter (and make our day!)

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  Help Us Help You Part 1 Hello! Welcome to the first part of our new monthly theme – this March, we’re asking you to Help Us Help You! We’re…

Stand Up for Your Health

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  Be Better at the Basics Part 4 Hello! This week, we're looking at the increasingly popular world of Sit-Stand Desks! While the idea has been around for over two decades,…

The Importance of Staying Active in the Workplace

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  Be Better at the Basics Part 3 Hello! This week, we're looking at exercise and activity in the office! Health and fitness has well and truly made its way…

How to Stay Happier in the Workplace

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  Be Better at the Basics Part 2 Happy Valentine's Day! This week, we're thinking about one of the most important aspects of working life - How to Stay Happier in…

Our favourite tip for GDPR

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  Be Better at the Basics Part 1 Hello! Welcome to the first part of our new monthly theme – this February, we want to Be Better at the Basics!…

Improve your posture – improve productivity!

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  Getting Off To A Good Start Part 4 Hello! Welcome to the final part of our first monthly theme – this January, we’re Getting Off To A Good Start!…

Tackle Your To-Do List with the 1 – 3 – 5 Rule

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  Getting Off To A Good Start Part 3 Hello! Welcome back to our January theme – Getting Off To A Good Start! Read Part 4 next Wednesday. Now that we’re…

Top Tips for keeping a Clean and Clear Workspace

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  Getting Off To A Good Start Part 2 Hello! The theme this week is Keeping Your Desk Clean and Clear!  As our resident borderline-compulsive organiser and sorter of things,…

5 Ways We’re Staying Healthy in the Workplace

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  Getting Off To A Good Start Part 1 Hello! Welcome to our first monthly theme – this month, it’s Getting Off To A Good Start! Read Part 2 next Wednesday.…

Work Better In 2018!

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  Hello! We’re Becki and Andy – the Office Needs marketing department (so you’ve hopefully seen lots of our work already!) As one of our New Year’s resolutions, we’ve decided…

News and Features

Updates from Office Needs, and products we think you’ll love.

Welcome To Our New Site!

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  Welcome to the new version of our Office Needs Group website! We've been hard at work over at Office Needs, creating this brand new website to make your online…

Why Choose A Height Adjustable Desk?

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  Make one small change to your furniture - for a massive change in productivity! Watch our video for a quick introduction to the great benefits of sit-stand desks... There…