National Pollution Control Day 2021

Like most people with 60 years left on Earth (touch wood), I care about the future of the planet, and what we can do to lower our carbon footprint to make it more of a hospitable place to live. 

National Pollution Control Day is celebrated in India as an act of remembrance. December 2nd 2021, is observed as the 37th anniversary of the ‘Bhopal gas disaster’ where tragically a Methyl Isocyanate gas leak killed thousands, and a further half a million who were exposed to the toxic gas suffered injuries.

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Team-building Activities You Can Do Online

The phrase team-building gets a mixed response. For some, it represents fond memories of messing around with coworkers, feeling like you're featuring in a sitcom for a day. For others, it might be a day of awkward small talk and patronising professionals who got paid an undisclosed amount telling you to do trust falls and puzzles. Social capital is a concept that gives real value to our relationships and how we interact with each other. Teams that get on well and respect each other are more valuable than teams that only interact through emails and therefore have greater social capital.  Here are some easy-to-do team-building activities that are perfect for working from home. 

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5 Underrated Perks of Remote Working

Almost half of the population worked from home at some point in 2020, and many experienced the benefits of remote working for the first time. With the average UK commute time increasing every year, the ten-second commute from the bedroom to the home office is more alluring than ever. However this is not the only upside to working remotely, we are here to show you 5 underrated perks of remote working that you didn't know you’re missing.

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How to Take Effective Breaks Whilst Working from Home

The average office worker has their lunch break routine to a tee. Many choose to  head to the nearest café for hot food after they failed to scrape together something edible before work. Over the years these trips out can rack up to shocking amounts, but it almost seems worth it just to be able to get away from the desk. Lunch breaks aren’t our only timeouts; water cooler chats and coffee runs also help workers unwind, if not just for a moment. However, these routines get broken when people transition to working from home and end up taking ineffective breaks that hamper their productivity.

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Top 7 Reasons Why Hybrid Working Is the Future

If you thought office cubicles and desk-bound meetings were the best way to get the job done, think again! An increasing number of people are working from home, at least flexibly, and this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, many people who work remotely say that they get more done in fewer hours than they did when they were stuck in the office. This raises the question: why do so many people work from home? We’ve come up with 7 of the top reasons why remote working is the future of the workplace.

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remote worker listening to a must-listen podcast for remote workers recommended by the remote working virtual platform Wurkr

6 Must-Listen Podcasts for Remote Workers

Nothing quite beats listening to a podcast on your morning walk or mid-afternoon break. Getting more work done and staying productive while you’re at it can be incredibly difficult when you’re working remotely—if you can find the time to listen to podcasts at all. While there are certainly fewer podcasts designed specifically with remote workers in mind, it’s still possible to find ones that can help you become more productive and get your work done, whether you listen during your commute or while on break at work. At Wurkr, we are massive fans of podcasts and so we have created a list of our favorite must-listen podcasts for remote workers. 

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a remote worker struggling with work from home and committing the 6 unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes

The 6 Unforgivable Remote Working Mistakes Everyone Makes

The era of remote working is here, and it is here to stay. In comparison to their in-office colleagues, remote workers are more productive, more engaged, and produce higher quality work. However, without the right kind of management, remote workers can struggle to get their work done—or worse, decide that they just don’t want to work at all! That’s why Wurkr was created: to make remote working more manageable and enjoyable for managers and workers alike. Here are the six unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes, as well as how Wurkr can help you prevent them!

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remote worker experiencing the struggle of zoom fatigue and pandemic workplace burnout

Lessons Learnt from Pandemic Workplace Burnout

Last week, I saw a post on LinkedIn from a connection of mine who was talking about pandemic-related burnout.

For so long, many of us in the working world have been campaigning for a better work-life balance, asking our employers for an option to work flexi-time, or even work from home in a part-time or full-time capacity.

It wasn’t always an easy ask, and it certainly wasn’t always granted.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us all to work from home, where possible, to avoid the spread of the virus. All of a sudden, for many, our wishes were granted and the dream of working from home became a reality.

But at what price?

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National Pollution Control Day 2021

Like most people with 60 years left on Earth (touch wood), I care about the future of the planet, and what we can do to lower our carbon footprint to make it more of a hospitable place to live. 

National Pollution Control Day is celebrated in India as an act of remembrance. December 2nd 2021, is observed as the 37th anniversary of the ‘Bhopal gas disaster’ where tragically a Methyl Isocyanate gas leak killed thousands, and a further half a million who were exposed to the toxic gas suffered injuries.

Read More

Team-building Activities You Can Do Online

The phrase team-building gets a mixed response. For some, it represents fond memories of messing around with coworkers, feeling like you're featuring in a sitcom for a day. For others, it might be a day of awkward small talk and patronising professionals who got paid an undisclosed amount telling you to do trust falls and puzzles. Social capital is a concept that gives real value to our relationships and how we interact with each other. Teams that get on well and respect each other are more valuable than teams that only interact through emails and therefore have greater social capital.  Here are some easy-to-do team-building activities that are perfect for working from home. 

Read More

5 Underrated Perks of Remote Working

Almost half of the population worked from home at some point in 2020, and many experienced the benefits of remote working for the first time. With the average UK commute time increasing every year, the ten-second commute from the bedroom to the home office is more alluring than ever. However this is not the only upside to working remotely, we are here to show you 5 underrated perks of remote working that you didn't know you’re missing.

Read More

How to Take Effective Breaks Whilst Working from Home

The average office worker has their lunch break routine to a tee. Many choose to  head to the nearest café for hot food after they failed to scrape together something edible before work. Over the years these trips out can rack up to shocking amounts, but it almost seems worth it just to be able to get away from the desk. Lunch breaks aren’t our only timeouts; water cooler chats and coffee runs also help workers unwind, if not just for a moment. However, these routines get broken when people transition to working from home and end up taking ineffective breaks that hamper their productivity.

Read More

Top 7 Reasons Why Hybrid Working Is the Future

If you thought office cubicles and desk-bound meetings were the best way to get the job done, think again! An increasing number of people are working from home, at least flexibly, and this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, many people who work remotely say that they get more done in fewer hours than they did when they were stuck in the office. This raises the question: why do so many people work from home? We’ve come up with 7 of the top reasons why remote working is the future of the workplace.

Read More
remote worker listening to a must-listen podcast for remote workers recommended by the remote working virtual platform Wurkr

6 Must-Listen Podcasts for Remote Workers

Nothing quite beats listening to a podcast on your morning walk or mid-afternoon break. Getting more work done and staying productive while you’re at it can be incredibly difficult when you’re working remotely—if you can find the time to listen to podcasts at all. While there are certainly fewer podcasts designed specifically with remote workers in mind, it’s still possible to find ones that can help you become more productive and get your work done, whether you listen during your commute or while on break at work. At Wurkr, we are massive fans of podcasts and so we have created a list of our favorite must-listen podcasts for remote workers. 

Read More
a remote worker struggling with work from home and committing the 6 unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes

The 6 Unforgivable Remote Working Mistakes Everyone Makes

The era of remote working is here, and it is here to stay. In comparison to their in-office colleagues, remote workers are more productive, more engaged, and produce higher quality work. However, without the right kind of management, remote workers can struggle to get their work done—or worse, decide that they just don’t want to work at all! That’s why Wurkr was created: to make remote working more manageable and enjoyable for managers and workers alike. Here are the six unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes, as well as how Wurkr can help you prevent them!

Read More
remote worker experiencing the struggle of zoom fatigue and pandemic workplace burnout

Lessons Learnt from Pandemic Workplace Burnout

Last week, I saw a post on LinkedIn from a connection of mine who was talking about pandemic-related burnout.

For so long, many of us in the working world have been campaigning for a better work-life balance, asking our employers for an option to work flexi-time, or even work from home in a part-time or full-time capacity.

It wasn’t always an easy ask, and it certainly wasn’t always granted.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us all to work from home, where possible, to avoid the spread of the virus. All of a sudden, for many, our wishes were granted and the dream of working from home became a reality.

But at what price?

Read More