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December/January 2018

This December/January 2017/18 issue is all about Amazon (an exclusive interview with Amazon Business VP Prentis Wilson), and health and well-being.

5 mins with… Tricia Burke

What special skill do you possess? I am an excellent poster maker. It dates back to my high school days. Need a poster? Call me!What scares you? I have an unusual fear of water towers. I...

Final word with Bryan Croft

All the research – and all of my experience – shows that happy employees make for more productive employees which in turn results in a more successful company. Not rocket science and just common...

Generation Game with Henry Wisbey-Broom

According to a recent UK study conducted by Free Office Finder on the use of social media at work, 51% of employees claim that social networking makes them less productive at work, with 9%...

Review: Climb of Life 2017

At the beginning of November 2017, over 100 members of the UK business supplies sector came together in the Lake District for the Climb of Life (COL). The reason? To raise money for the...

Review: Big Buyer 2017

At the end of November, about 7,000 visitors congregated in Bologna, Italy, to see what 280 exhibitors from across Europe had to offer in terms of innovative new products and services.Big Buyer General Director...

Preview: Paperworld 2018

Paperworld returns to Frankfurt, Germany, from 27-30 January 2018. It’s a non-Plaza year this time, meaning that both exhibitor and visitor numbers are likely to be lower than during Plaza years. However, event organiser...

Vendor Profile: Pilot

In January 2018, it will be exactly 100 years since two Japanese entrepreneurs founded the Namiki Manufacturing Company and launched the first fountain pen fully made in Japan: the Pilot. 20 years after that...

Preview: The State Of The OP Industry 2017-18

It’s been another turbulent year in the global business supplies industry. Despite economic recovery in most markets, overall demand for traditional office supplies is steady at best, and in decline in many countries. Instead,...

Health and Well-being Special: Working well?

Global wellness and the economyResearch undertaken by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a research and education resource for the international wellness industry, estimates that the global wellness economy in 2015 was worth $3.7 trillion....

Health and Well-being Special: The comfort zone

The generic dictionary definition of ergonomics is “the scientific study of people and their working conditions”. Ergonomic design within the office specifically, meanwhile, tends to focus on the furniture and equipment that staff use,...

Category Overview: Well-being in the workplace

The provision of a workplace environment that’s conducive to health and employee happiness is a complex issue. There’s no doubt that the frontrunners in this field are taking a holistic approach, with an emphasis...

Hot Topic: Terminated

Automation and robots in manufacturing – think car production – have been slowly eating away at the number of blue-collar workers for years. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimates that an annual growth...

Big Interview: Master of the jungle

Ever since Amazon Business first appeared on the horizon, it’s been the talk of the town, and the office products industry and all that it entails today has been affected by the e-commerce giant’s...

Comment December/January 2017/18

There are two big themes in this final OPI edition of the year: Amazon Business – or simply Amazon – and the growing importance of health and well-being in the workplace.Let’s start with Amazon...

Digital issue December/January 2017/18

To view a flip version of the December/January 2017/18 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType B – North America and ROWThe new OPI magazine app is published. Please click on...

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