Twinkling lights, frosty platforms and steaming mugs of hot chocolate - love it or hate it, winter is just around the corner.
If you'd rather tackle Oxford Circus on Christmas Eve than face the dark days of winter, you're not alone. Seasonal change impacts everyone differently, yet there are plenty of little tips and tricks to overcome the winter blues at work.
London’s skyline is changing dramatically. Commercial skyscrapers are shooting up across London and in fact, as it stands today there are a staggering 230 new towers currently being built. The Gherkin is about to be accompanied by its cousin ‘The Cucumber’ in Westminster, and ‘The Boomerang’, ‘The Pinnacle’ and ‘The Scalpel’ will be added to the City’s ever-changing skyline over the next couple of years.
Serviced office spaces make a lot of sense for start-ups. They’re convenient, easy to arrange and very flexible, making them especially attractive to SMEs whose turbulent beginnings may result in frequent relocation. But a recent study by Ramidus Consulting Limited, commissioned by the City of London Corporation, has revealed that many serviced office occupiers are much more stable and can occupy the same space for as long as five years or more.
If there's one thing that every industry has in common, it's jargon.
From the SEO and CTR of marketing to the Chapter 11 of finances, not to mention the computing vocabulary that's RAMmed full of confusing terminology, it's often difficult to follow - let alone understand.
Commercial property is no different, and this long-standing industry has developed some pretty impressive froth and jargon over the centuries. How does an 'alienation' grab you? Or dilapidation? Not forgetting AGA (not the cooker), GIA and IR leases, of course.
Remember the one about sitting too close to the TV?
Happily, we never did get square eyes. But it turns out that our elders' concerns over too much screen-time are indeed well-founded.
Our lives, be at it work or at home, are governed by screens. They're everywhere, from the electronic devices you carry around in your pocket to the equipment on your desk. You'll find them in the lift, at reception, in meeting rooms and even in the back of a taxi.
If you've ever worked in an open-plan office, you'll know that more often than not, very few conversations in the office are work-related. From last night's episode of the Great British Bake Off to Friday's work night out, office communication frequently strays outside the professional arena and into something altogether more fun and frivolous.
Monday morning is just around the corner, so if you're looking for the perfect way to ease yourself in gradually, may we suggest a marathon desk drawer-clearing exercise. It will make you look super-busy, you'll be at your desk (technically), and you'll also get to put off reading those 526 emails that have amassed in your inbox... at least for another few minutes.
Whilst undertaking one of these procrastination important exercises, the Landmark Plc team found quite a few unexpected surprises lurking at the back of the office cupboards.
Usually, the only bird-like activity you'll find at Landmark Plc is the 'tweeting' kind.
That is, unless you happen to be passing 125 Old Broad Street. Crane skywards and you might just spot a swooping, predatory figure, wings outstretched, occupying a commanding spot high above the business centre rooftops.
Is it a bird? Well yes, it is. A kite, to be precise (not the feathered variety), shaped like a bird of prey and anchored to the upper echelons of Landmark Plc's Old Broad Street business centre.
Think of a serviced office and what springs to mind? Flexible contracts, short-term offices, affordable workspace?
You can expect all of the above and more from a serviced office, such as those provided by Yours Truly. But one quite significant perk that you might not have considered is the networking opportunities that come with it.
Landmark Plc over the last decade has built a 1st class reputation for pioneering serviced office environments and solutions – offering clients contemporary, boutique and stylish surroundings, housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, supported by an exceptional 5 star service ... read more >
A highly regarded and recognised business address and a local telephone number answered by a professionally trained receptionist offers businesses an excellent first impression and instant credibility ... read more >
Landmark Plc, primarily recognised for its serviced office facilities, also offers a full range of additional corporate services – from meeting rooms, virtual offices and catering, to printing, dry cleaning and theatre tickets ... read more >