Author Archives: Fellowes Ltd.

Get creative and preserve those precious memories!

When are you at your happiest?

Spending time with your family and friends creates lots of happy memories that you’ll naturally want to treasure forever.

But how often have you stored keepsakes, photographs and mementoes in the bottom of a drawer and left them lying there for months?

Inspiring creativity - how to make a scrapbook

A great way to capture those once-in-a-lifetime holidays, family gatherings, days out with the children, or travels with friends is to create your own scrapbook. It also gives you the opportunity to put your own unique mark on the design with a touch of artistic flair!

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An Ergonomics Approach to Improving Wellbeing and Productivity at Work

By Stephen Bowden – Chartered Ergonomist

Stephen Bowden Chartered Ergonomist

After reading the title of this blog post you may be asking yourself, ‘What has Ergonomics go to do with Wellbeing?’ This question may be followed by ‘What is Ergonomics?’, but maybe the most important question should be ‘How does Ergonomics improve Productivity?’

In a globalised economy with ever more competitive business environments, organisations need to find the edge to improve productivity. In this context, this blog post looks at the relationship between ergonomics, wellbeing and productivity.

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Get creative to get the best out of people

Creativity plays a key part in business success.

It’s the extra spark that ignites passion. It’s the touch of originality that kick-starts a great idea. And it’s the dash of flair that drives performance.

We naturally expect to find creativity in design studios, architectural practices, media agencies and other companies that make a living out of being visually imaginative and inventive. But can you find the same level of creativity at the widget manufacturer, or the waste management company, or 100s of other organisations that are not so obviously ‘creative’ on the surface?

The answer is yes, yes and yes!

Creativity in the workplace

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How to manage stress at work

As part of Fellowes’ ongoing campaign to boost workplace wellbeing, we’ve teamed up with psychologist Kevin Tobin to help you understand the factors that can help you identify and manage stress.

Kevin Tobin

We all know that when we’re stressed for a long period of time it starts to affect our wellbeing. We feel we can’t cope, life starts to feel heavy and even our bodies can start to suffer with symptoms.

Research shows us that short periods of intense pressure can be coped with and can even be productive.

However, if this perceived external pressure continues for too long (and this is different for us all and at different times for us all), we will experience negative health and reduced coping.

The good news is that with positive thinking and healthy strategies, we can build our resilience and ability to manage stress.

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Is your office environment causing your staff to leave?

The work environment and job satisfaction are intrinsically linked. What an employee thinks about their workstation, their office, and how their wellbeing is valued will undoubtedly influence how long they plan to stay in a role.

Fellowes research supports this assertion. According to our paper, A Little Movement for Big Success , almost a third of all employees would quit their jobs because of the negative effects their working environment is having on their health. And over half of managers think they’ve lost employees for the same reason.

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