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TED Talks: Confidence Boost

To help you boost your confidence, here are four TED Talks by the most motivational, inspiring and—yes—confidence-boosting of speakers.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 04th May 2017

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Why all businesses need to focus on their employees’ personal development

Developing a personal development programme in your organisation might just be the best thing you ever do. Take a look at the why you should be taking the time to focus on your employees’ personal development, and your own.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 20th March 2017

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TED Talks: Work Life Balance

Work-life balance has been a hot topic in many an office recently. Some say the flexible working revolution is giving employees freedom; others say it is taking it away. The truth is, it depends entirely on you and how you balance your job and your personal life. So without further ado, here are 4 TED Talks about work-life balance to help you get it right.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 06th March 2017

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How your posture can improve your health and your career

Something as simple as having good posture can have a profound effect on both your health and your career.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 31st January 2017

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The DIY MBA

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) is an internationally-recognised degree designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for a career in business and management. Importantly, programs don't have a monopoly on advanced business knowledge and you can teach yourself everything you need to know to succeed in life and at work yourself. Should you pursue a DIY MBA instead?

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 23rd January 2017

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Ditch Your Desk Chair: 4 Healthier Ways To Sit In The Office

Health experts worldwide argue that the sedentary lifestyle encouraged by office jobs is bad for our backs in general. To help combat back pain, here are four healthier ways to sit in the office.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 03rd January 2017

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Instagram lunchbox inspiration

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, lunch runs a close second. But for many workers, lunch can be an unhealthy and sometimes costly affair, or skipped totally because of time and work pressures. A packed lunch from home is an easy lifestyle tweak that could improve your health. N...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 16th December 2016

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How to manage workplace stress

There might not be a way to eradicate workplace stress completely, but we can all do our best to manage it. Here are 3 tips to help out: Understand personality types Whether you are a manager or not, it is important to interpret workplace stress through the prism of personality...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 12th December 2016

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The unlimited vacation policy: Is it a hindrance or is it heaven?

Being able to take a day off here and there, and not have to worry that the holiday time you’ve applied for won't get granted are just a few of the perks of unlimited vacation policy enjoyed by employees of some the biggest businesses on the planet. Netflix are doing it. Virgin do it. It's ...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 28th November 2016

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Practical solutions for practicing mindfulness in the workplace

Everyone, it seems, is in the habit of mindfulness, from Google to the NHS, and even Transport for London. But what is it all about? Well, it’s pretty simple—mindfulness means awareness. Its origins are to be found in Buddhist teachings, but increasingly, the practice is taking on a secul...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 22nd November 2016

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Instagram inspiration for people who cycle to work, Part 2

In part 2 of our instagram inspiration for people who cycle to work, we bring you the very best in cycle style. leviscommuter https://www.instagram.com/leviscommuter/ Chasing shadows with @matt_roy and @wordintown #LevisCommuter A photo posted by Levi's Commuter (@levis...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 18th November 2016

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Is it time to slow down? Why ramping up our velocity won’t help us go the distance

Our pace of living – and working – is moving faster than ever before, and it seems there’s no chance of slowing down. But what are the business implications when research suggests employees who learn to ‘go slow’ repeatedly outperform their colleagues in the workplace? Encouraging employees ...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 14th November 2016

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Instagram inspiration for people who cycle to work, Part 1

When it comes to the environmental impact of getting to work, or just keeping fit, two wheels are better than four. But for those of you looking for even more bike inspiration to get you into the saddle we’ve put together this list of cycling-filled Instagram accounts for fresh perspectives from a...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 04th November 2016

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We're so over overtime: How long hours hurt your business

New research has revealed that overtime worked by small businesses is worth an estimated £22bn to the UK economy. Overtime can be beneficial for both employees and companies. It provides the business with the flexibility to cover unexpected absences, bottlenecks and changes in demand witho...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 31st October 2016

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Get some sleep. A new recipe for success?

A 2016 report by the Royal Society for Public Health found that Brits were missing out on the equivalent to one night’s sleep every week. Another recent study in the US have found similarly worrying results, with one third of Americans not getting enough shut-eye. Many powerful politica...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 25th October 2016

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TED Talks: Creatives

Feeling guilty about taking a lunch break? We’ve got just the answer: Put on a TED Talk and you’ll spend your downtime in the company of some of the world’s finest minds. In the second of this series we’ve put together some of our favourite talks to inspire creativity. Follow your dream...

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Posted in: Industry News, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 05th October 2016

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Nevermind the gym: Do some deskercise right now

We all have intentions of keeping up a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it can feel like our circumstances are actively conspiring against us. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day alongside what can be a long and tedious commute to work doesn't leave much time to hit the gym. And let's be honest,...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 27th September 2016

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Cycle inspiration: How Cycling to Work Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur

Dunsmuir Seperate Bike Lanes 504 by Paul Krueger is licensed under CC BY 2.0 As a follow-up to last week’s "Why not cycle to your i2 Office?" article, we feature some well-known entrepreneurs who cycle. Cycling in London is more popular than ever. The 2011 census found that 741,000 people cy...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 23rd September 2016

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Why not cycle to your i2 Office?

Since the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson announced his plans to make cycling in London safer, the city’s roads have completely changed and there are now more cyclists in the city than ever.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 13th September 2016

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Instagram Inspiration for Your Work Wardrobe

Deciding what goes into your working week wardrobe doesn’t have to be as simple as stocking up on the same suit. Here are three Instagram accounts that are bound to help you with your work outfit choices.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 09th September 2016

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Feeling guilty about taking that holiday? Don’t.

With the summer in full swing, offices are sparse and you might actually have a seat on the Northern Line. It’s that time of the year when half of the UK seems to have jetted off for their holidays. According to a YouGov survey, nobody loves holidaying like us Brits. 75% of us say we take the en...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 05th September 2016

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Lunchtime walks: 5 places to explore near our Cannon Street offices

The City of London is full of modern buildings including the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin, but if you are looking for some creative inspiration from the past, then the Turkish bath at Old Broad Street is the place to go. Now part of a restaurant, Henry and James Forder Nevill opened these...

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Posted in: i2 Office Area Guides, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 01st September 2016

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Night owl? Staying safe whilst working late.

Having a serviced office with i2 Office comes with the perk of 24/7 hour access to the building; perfect for those workaholics or nocturnal workers who get their genius breakthroughs buzzing on caffeine at 1 o’clock in the morning. Sometimes working in the wee hours is more of a necessary evil t...

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 31st August 2016

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How working remotely will make you happier

Working remotely ranges from office staff working a few days or hours from home, to team members spending time at different locations - be it in a serviced office, home study or co-working space. So how will working remotely make you happier? What aspects change when you move out of the office?

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Posted in: Industry News, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 20th July 2016

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How to deal with stress in the workplace

Stress in the workplace is not uncommon. Nor is it something which should be taken lightly. Between 2014 and 2015, 40% of all work-related illnesses were attributed to stress. We look at how you can deal with stress at the office.

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Posted in: Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 22nd June 2016

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