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Office Acoustics

Optimising Office Acoustics for Productivity and Well-Being

The sound quality of an office might not always be the first thing you consider, but it is crucial in shaping an optimal and efficient workspace. The acoustics of your workplace can greatly influence how you and your coworkers function, interact, and, most importantly, affect your general wellness.

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The social costs of remote working

The Social Costs of Remote Working – An Analysis

Undoubtedly, there have been social issues accompanying the shift to remote work. This article discusses the potential for both success and drawbacks in remote working, particularly concerning the potential impact on work-life balance when the boundaries between work and personal life become unclear.

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Strategies for Inclusive Collaboration in Hybrid Meetings

5 Strategies for Inclusive Collaboration in Hybrid Meetings

In today’s workplace, hybrid meetings have become commonplace, blending in-person and remote participation. While these meetings offer flexibility, they also bring challenges related to inclusivity. In this article we look at 5 steps you can take to ensure your hybrid meetings are both successful and inclusive.

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workplace mental health

Workplace Mental Health

In this article, we’ll explore the significance of workplace mental health, its impact on productivity, and provide practical strategies to foster a mentally healthy work environment. Join us as we leverage Contour Interiors’ experience and expertise to create workspaces that inspire creativity, collaboration, and support the mental well-being of your employees.

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how to master hybrid meetings

Mastering the Art of Hybrid Meetings

In the modern world of work – especially post-Covid – hybrid meetings have become increasingly common. This can create challenges in terms of communication, engagement, and productivity. Here are some tips from Contour Interiors for running effective hybrid meetings between home and remote workers.

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esg in the workplace

ESG’s Role in the Workplace

In recent years, ESG has become an increasingly important factor in influencing workplace decisions. ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, is a set of criteria used to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment or business.

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Office Workplace Ergonomics Australia

The Importance of Workplace Ergonomics in an Office

The goal of applying ergonomics in the workplace is to enhance product design and the layout of workstations in order to reduce the negative effects of exhaustion, fatigue, and minor injuries. Ergonomically designed workstations reduce the likelihood of experiencing pain in the muscles and joints as well as the likelihood of straining and slouching, both of which can be contributors to the development of more serious health issues. In this article we examine the many benefits of workplace economics and how they can be applied holistically as part of a workplace strategy.

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great resignation australia

The Great Resignation Australia Had to Have?

The COVID-19 pandemic left most employees rethinking their jobs. While the cost of living keeps rising, their wages remain as is. In comparison to other companies and employers, they get lower pay, less opportunities, and a lack of work-life balance that continue to affect employees. More personal reasons like feeling disrespected at work, having childcare issues (for those who have children), being provided with bad or insufficient benefits, wanting to relocate to a different area, and even employers requiring COVID-19 vaccines contribute to the “quit rate”.

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Workplace Strategy – the Critical Step in the Return to Work

Workplace Strategy is a terminology increasingly used in business circles as organisations grapple with post-covid ways of working and an understanding of the ‘new normal’ workplace. To get the most out of any strategy piece, it is hugely important to understand what workplace strategy is, and the factors that actually make it an effective business tool.

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