CB Richard Ellis release first quarter financial statistics.
Property services company report increase in net profits during first quarter.
CB Richard Ellis have released their financial results for the first quarter. The property services firm has seen a huge improvement in finances with a net profit of $34.4 million in the first three months of 2011. This is a significant improvement when compared to the $6.6 million net loss that the company saw in the first quarter of last year.
Most of the profit came from American regions where 86%, $29.5 million, of CB Richard Ellis’ income was produced. Asia Pacific was the second highest contributing region bringing in a total of $2.9 million and further $4.6 million from the development services division. (more…)
Advice on moving office.
Things to look for when moving office.
If you are unhappy with your current workspace then you might be considering moving office. Before you do this however, there are a couple of things that you should take into consideration.
Firstly, define the reasons that have led to the move. For example needing additional space or requiring more amenities within a property. However, if your reasons amount to things such as not liking the colour of the walls it might be worth considering staying and making some superficial changes.
Additionally if you work out each detail that you don’t like about your current office space it will be easier to pinpoint what you want from a new office. (more…)
How to better your office commute.
Advice on improving your commute to the office.
Often overlooked the commute to and from the office is a big part of most office worker’s day. It can often be frustrating and costs some employees a great deal of their wages over the entire week. However, most people don’t consider ways to improve this aspect of their daily lives. Considering this, here are a few tips on how to better your journey to and from work.
Entertainment devices such as mp3 players or gaming devices can be great for speeding up your office commute. Listening to some music on the train or bus can be a fantastic way of brightening up the journey into work, just remember to be respectful to other commuters. (more…)
Benefits of working in an office.
Some points on how an office can benefit your work.
If you’ve started your own company the chances are that you have a home office. However, once your company begins to grow this set up just isn’t viable any more. Here are a few points on why leasing quality office space can be the right choice for you.
First and foremost leasing office space will allow for company growth. If you find yourself needing to hire another member of staff a home office is inappropriate. Even a small office will allow you to set aside some space for another employee. (more…)
Preparing for a short break or bank holiday.
How to get all your work done before a short break.
With the bank holidays coming up you might be a bit worried about getting all your work done on time. Deadlines are looming towards the end of the month and you might find yourself with a a bit of extra work that you didn’t anticipate. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure you complete your work efficiently and then subsequently enjoy your bank holiday weekend.
Firstly, create an organised chart or spreadsheet of all the work that needs completing. This will allow you to set aside a precise amount of time for each piece of work and then focus on the deadlines. Having a visual representation of your workload can also really help you to understand the amount of work you have coming up. (more…)
Advice on getting back to work after break.
Tips on being efficient in the office after a holiday.
Getting back into the flow of work after a break can sometimes be a bit difficult. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had 4 days off or a whole two weeks, coming back to the office and getting straight back to work can still seem daunting. There are some things that you can do to ease the transition however, with this in mind here are a few of the best ways to get back into projects.
Firstly set yourself some targets before you leave. This will make it easier to get straight back into the flow of things when you return to the office. Additionally, knowing exactly what you’re coming back to can really help you get back to work. (more…)
Day to day tips for office workers.
Ways to make the working day more efficient and enjoyable.
Sometimes working in an office can be a little stressful. However, there are things you can do daily to reduce the pressure of working life. With this in mind here are a few tips for office workers to get through the day.
Firstly organise your work efficiently. This will improve the speed at which you work and give a professional impression to fellow employees. Showing organisational skills is also a great way of proving to upper management that you have the potential to move forward in the company.
Aspects that can affect comfort in the office.
Advice on keeping employees comfortable in the workplace.
Furniture isn’t the only thing that affects comfort in the workplace. The overall atmosphere and ambience of the office can seriously affect how you work. Visual and aural aspects can have a real impact on productivity throughout the day.
Lighting is one of the most commonly misused commodities in an office space. Many companies use artificial lighting throughout the day even though they have the facilities to let natural lighting in. Try to use as much natural lighting from windows and skylights as possible. This will not only benefit employee health and productivity but also save you money on bills. (more…)
How to stay comfortable in the office.
Ways that office furniture can affect comfort in the office.
Comfort in the office is important to productivity levels, if employees are uncomfortable in the workplace they are less likely to work effectively. Aspects such as lighting, furniture and overall ambience can greatly affect the way that people get work done.
Firstly we’ll take a look at the office furniture. Chairs are obviously a key part of daily office life. A poorly chosen chair can lead to back problems so it is important that you choose one that properly supports your spine. (more…)
Tips on staying productive in the office.
Ways to improve your efficiency in the work environment.
Working in an office can sometimes be monotonous and this can seriously affect your productivity. With this in mind here are a few tips on staying efficient in the office.
Firstly try not to surround yourself with too many distractions. This can be very difficult in a world where most offices use computers on a daily basis. Try not to get distracted by articles and social networking sites whilst at work as you will lose a lot more time than you realise. (more…)