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19 NEW RANDOM (BUT STILL FUN) FACTS ABOUT THE WORKPLACE

Since it has been nearly 12 months since we released our original fun facts list, we thought it might be time for a little update… because you can never know too many facts right?

Working from home.

According to a recent study by Merchant Savvy; 61% of global firms now allow employees to work remotely.1

Can’t beat the original.

Leonardo DaVinci is credited with writing the first resume.2

Clocking up some hours.

If you work 40 hours a week from age 20-65 you will work just over 90,000 hours in your lifetime.2

Warm it up.

When office temperatures are low (20 degrees), employees make 44% more errors and are less productive than when temperatures are warmer (25 degrees).3

Embrace your inner interior designer.

Employees who have more control over the layout and design of their workspace are healthier and happier in the office.3

Lessons from our ancestors.

Early hunter-gatherers had more leisure time than those who live and work in a modern capitalist or agrarian society.3

 

Define it.

The word “work” is from the Proto-Indo-European word “werg”, meaning “to do.”3

 

Out of sight, out of mind.

Once an item is filed away, there is a 98% chance it will never be seen again.3

Always be camera ready.

Two fifths of global business leaders report an increase in the number of video conference calls.4

Seeing is believing.

87% of remote workers report feeling more connected to their teams and processes when using video conferencing.4

“I would type 500 miles…”

A typist’s fingers travel 20 kilometers during an average workday.5

It’s all about who you know.

80% percent of jobs are gained through networking.5

Note it down.

Remember to always take notes during meetings, as the brain retains less than 5% of what is said.5

Take a breather.

40% percent of worker turnover is due to job stress.5

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of workers believed that an organised workspace is key to doing a good job.

Hello new world.

The amount of people who work remotely at least once per week has grown by 400% since 2010.6

Home is where the heart is.

If they could, 99% of people would choose to work remotely, at least part-time, for the rest of their careers.6 With 77% of remote employees saying they are more productive when working from home.6

Keep it fresh.

42% of Millennials expect to change jobs at least every 1-3 years.7

Don’t stop dreaming.

Teacher, Actor and Astronaut are the top 3 dream jobs of children.8

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