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Before the Covid-19, there were around 4.2 million of us enjoying the benefits of remote working – that’s 13.9% of the entire UK workforce, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

But the coronavirus lockdown has seen more employees than ever working remotely, with some businesses setting up entire remote workforces and call centres almost overnight.

And while we regular readers will know we’re right behind remote working, it’s not always as easy as it should be, especially if you have to work from a coffee shop, or don’t quite have the right set up at home.

This infographic from Turnstone, designers of inspiring office furniture, highlights the problems faced by anyone working away from the office.

Flexible working Infographics Work from home

Mental health problems are more common than you may think – figures from Mind, the mental health charity show that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

The effects of the coronavirus lockdown might even make this figure higher – being stuck between the same four walls can have a negative impact on mental health at the best of times, feelings that will be exacerbated by the pandemic ad talk of death and illness, not to mention insecurity over jobs and personal and business finance.

May 18 to 24 is Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign designed to help encourage people to talk about mental health and address and issues head on.

Flexible working Inspiration Work from home

The coronavirus pandemic will hit business hard, long after we’ve all gone back to whatever normal looks like in life after lockdown. As a business owner, this could see you looking to cut costs wherever possible, which could even mean giving up your business premises.

If that’s the case, you might need to think outside the box for a suitable solution – or maybe inside the box, that solution comes in the form of a storage unit.

Work from home

The coronavirus lockdown means more of us than ever before are now working from home, many for the very first time.

If you’re not used to working from home, it could have great novelty value at first – no commute and no need to even get dressed means you can fall out of bed, straight into work, and read your emails while eating breakfast.

If you regularly work from home, you’re probably already sick and tired of the increased number of conference call and video conference meetings that are being held with alarming regularity.

And after a few weeks of lockdown, you might even be missing the office…


The coronavirus lock down means more of us than ever before are working from home, many for the very first time. This means a growing number of meetings are being held via conference call, but if you’re not used to conference calling, it’s easy to get it all wrong and disrupt the flow of the conversation.

Here are our top 9 tips for proper conference call etiquette…

Conference calling Guides & How-Tos