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Analysis: The changing face of Office Depot

There’s been plenty of talk of the need for change in the office products industry. Office Depot’s recent CompuCom acquisition and Smith’s plans to combine the IT services company’s offering with Office Depot’s products, store...

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%...

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...

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...

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