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Average Office Worker is a "Sitting Expert"

May 4, 2023 4:06:59 PM / by Banner posted in Employee Wellbeing

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The typical office worker will sit at their desk for over 1,300 hours this year, 10,000 hours just eight years into their career, and 53,000 hours by the time they retire.

Data shows that despite growing concern for the health and wellbeing of employees, desk-based employees are estimated to spend 70% of their working day sitting down.

Searches for “hip pain” and “chair pain” are on the up, while searches for "back ache" remain high, all symptoms associated with chronic inactivity.

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Spot the difference: Hotel VS Office

Apr 19, 2023 12:05:33 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Return to the Workplace, Work from Anywhere, furniture


Co-working spaces have boomed since the pandemic and the associated normalisation of hybrid working.

These businesses offer a sensible solution that makes good economic sense to businesses that want to reduce their overheads. If your staff aren’t in the office for even 3 days a week, you can see why getting rid of the office entirely and instead renting a desk somewhere, no-strings-attached, might be tempting.

But this has created a new market, and these co-working spaces are competing. One of the benefits of this competition is new trend: the hotelification of the office.

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Add value with workplace well-being

Aug 17, 2022 2:28:56 PM / by Marielle Jackson posted in Collaboration, Employee Wellbeing, Health


More workplaces than ever are recognising the importance of well-being, with employees choosing to adopt practices that increase staff health and happiness. 

Beyond legislative requirements, from the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, an understanding of the productivity and morale benefits has increased ten-fold.

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A Managers Guide to being Organised and Prepared for the Summer Holiday Season

Aug 12, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Victoria Whiteley posted in Working Smarter, Collaboration, Employee Wellbeing


Being organised allows you to concentrate on what's important and prioritise your work ahead of time.

Although we all have our distractions, having a list of what you need to get done in a day can help you remain focused, especially when you have less people around during high holiday periods.

Everyone needs a break, but how can you set your team up for success while you’re away? And how can you prioritise the extra work that needs to be done?

Here are our recommendations on how to B Organised across the summer:

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How to create and maintain a healthy workplace

Aug 11, 2022 4:56:13 PM / by Marielle Jackson posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


Health has different interpretations for us all. For some, what springs to mind first is physical health, perhaps the more traditional sense of the word. But more recently, advocation for mental health and well-being has been a key focus for many businesses, and a topic spoken about widely in the media and beyond.

As an employer, it's important to create and maintain a workplace that encourages positive physical and mental health habits. A work environment that promotes health is essential within business, and will likely result in happier employees, lower absence rates, and better all-round well-being.
To help with both of these, we’ve put together five easy tips to help you make positive, and effective, changes.

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Creating home-working-style comfort in the office

Aug 4, 2022 9:16:56 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Employee Wellbeing, furniture


When we had to work from home, it was the social aspect of the office that we missed most. Now that many of us are back in the office, at least part time, what are we missing? 


Some of us welcomed homeworking with open arms, others missed the office, but both sides will probably agree; the office doesn’t provide the same comfort as your own home.


Homeworking can be lonely, and not everyone has the environment at home to work comfortably; but over the pandemic our eyes were opened to the benefits of longer lie-ins, no commute, working in comfy clothes in our own personal environment, and making tea in our own kitchen with our own milk.

Obviously, it’s not possible to realise all these benefits at the office, unless you want an extremely casual culture, but one thing that can be replicated quite easily is the feeling of relaxed safety and comfort. And there’s good reason to implement these smarter working practices, too.  

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Hygiene Issues In An Open Office Environment

Jun 27, 2022 1:17:48 PM / by Banner posted in Employee Wellbeing


It is becoming increasingly evident that cleanliness and hygiene in the workplace is no longer just a nice-to-have and now plays a vital role in productivity levels.

With more and more offices converting to open plan and adapting to the new hybrid norm, people are socialising more frequently and sharing facilities and technology. As they return to the office, they are therefore facing more hygiene risks than before. As many, especially younger, generations are also becoming more health conscious, ensuring a clean and safe work environment for employees is becoming more important for possible recruits and current staff.

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Workplace Morale: How to Create a Positive Team Dynamic

May 31, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Victoria Whiteley posted in Collaboration, Employee Wellbeing, Health


When working in a team there is bound to be a variety of different personalities and opinions.

Managing or being part of a team that maintains a positive dynamic isn’t without its challenges but is vital to a team working together effectively.

Having a poor team morale may impact a big project, cause a reduction in the amount of work being produced or increase stress. Spotting when morale is low can be the key to creating a more positive team dynamic, but it’s not the only way you can help to create a more enjoyable and productive working environment for your team.

Here is some advice on how to create a positive team dynamic:

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How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

May 20, 2022 11:47:47 AM / by Victoria Whiteley posted in Collaboration, Employee Wellbeing, Health


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with everyone going through a rough few years, finding the right balance for your mental health within the workplace can be tricky.

For a lot of people being isolated during lockdowns was hard, but there will be many people who will still be struggling with a hybrid working solution, or a full return to work. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if someone is having a bad day mentally or if they have a lot on their plate.

How can you help a colleague who is struggling with their mental health at work?

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What Is Workspace Satisfaction?

Nov 10, 2021 12:19:39 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Employee Wellbeing, Health


What is workspace satisfaction?

When something just does exactly what it’s supposed to do, perfectly. When it looks right, sounds right, feels right and works right. When the aesthetics, acoustics and functionality are rewarding in themselves. When you can’t quite explain it, but you know it feels good. 

In today’s new hybrid normal, business machines and solutions for workplace wellness and organisation have become even more important than ever. You can easily ensure that you can create a workspace setting which allows employees and colleagues to thrive whilst working in comfort. Banner is proud to partner with Fellowes to create workspace satisfaction. 

Below, we take a look at the main areas in which different solutions can be useful to ensure optimum satisfaction. 

Business machines

Shredders, laminators & binders give reliable performance and results 

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