Summer is here and the annual exodus to the office’s lovely garden is in full swing. Brainstorms, analysis sessions and even the odd client meeting are all being relocated outside. We haven’t quite reached a capacity crisis of towels-on-sun-loungers level yet, but it’s only a matter of time...
One thing that has annoyed me about every single agency I’ve worked for is that the office has looked like a cross between a teenager’s bedroom and an explosion in a paper factory. No matter how smart or scruffy the actual building and furnishings were, it was still a bombsite. I’ve been to lots of … Continue reading creative environment or can’t be arsed?
I’m guessing that 100 people (about half the office) have moved desks in the last 48 hours. We shuffle around so often that it’s a finely tuned machine. The blue packing crates arrive, the skip and recycling bins are filled, the moving muscle shifts furniture and IT switch everyone’s phones and computers round overnight. This … Continue reading A finely tuned moving machine
In an effort to clear my desk following a hectic week I was one of the last out of the office on Friday night - but that is quite unusual for me. There are always going to be the workaholics who are the first ones to arrive in the morning and the last to get kicked … Continue reading Exactly what is ‘a fair days work’?