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Thoughts, views, videos and more from the great minds of 4th Office and our esteemed guest bloggers. If you want to learn about or contribute to the debate on collaboration, content management, productivity or just better ways of getting things done in the modern workplace then this is the place for you. Welcome.

Gemma Huckle
21 May 2015

What’s the perfect place to work? Is it for a company that gives everyone an annual salary rise? A place where nobody ever gets fired? Or is it a company that gives you unlimited holiday and parties every month?


Gemma Huckle
07 May 2015

It’s coming up to one year since the flexible working legislation came into force, but as it gathers pace and more people become aware of the right to request flexible working contracts, make sure you’re not complacent as an employer.

Gemma Huckle
21 April 2015

Email culture has been dominating the workplace for the last 40 years – with millions becoming slaves to their inbox without fully realising the damage it’s doing to their working and personal lives.

Gemma Huckle
12 March 2015

Small businesses are having a tough time covering expensive overhead costs associated with running an office. But what about operating without an office?

Bostjan Bregar
18 February 2015

I take an Uber cab most days to get about when I’m in London, and I can safely say I’m an avid fan. After taking so many journeys and talking to so many cabbies, it struck me how many of the Uber drivers were telling me the same story.

Gemma Huckle
11 February 2015

We’ve all experienced FOMO – or fear of missing out – at some point in our lives, but it’s something that flexible workers will feel more often than most.

Gemma Huckle
05 February 2015

Today’s flexible workforce – linked only by technology – is rapidly growing, and for many they'll never be in the same physical location. Adopting a flexible working policy is something every leader should be addressing to stretch budgets, boost productivity and help save the planet.


Gemma Huckle
28 January 2015

Let’s admit it, we’ve all sent an inappropriate email to the wrong person, signed off a work email with a kiss and vented our feelings when we shouldn’t have; but email mishaps are the price we pay for our heavy day-to-day reliance on email.

Gemma Huckle
21 January 2015

Sometimes your work environment and personal habits can waste precious time without you even knowing. Here are the six productivity killers your company is probably falling prey to.


Gemma Huckle
14 January 2015

There may be lots of reasons why remote working makes sense for you.