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    Welcome Matt to CMD

        Matt Owen has recently joined CMD Ltd as Digital Marketing Assistant from the Skills for Careers apprenticeship scheme, bringing a love of all things digital to the team.

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    Procrastination in the Workplace

      If you’ve ever had an important or large task to do at work and have put this off in favour of smaller, easier tasks, despite a looming deadline, then you’ll be familiar with procrastination. Procrastination is defined as “the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention”. …

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    Wacky Workplaces

      In the same way that novelty glasses and ‘kiss me quick’ hats are generally worn by the most humourless individuals, people who profess that they are ‘a bit wacky and off the wall’ are usually anything but. So, when it comes to office design, does the same theory apply? Is madness overkill the best …

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    Stupid about Smartphones

      What’s the first thing that you do when you wake up in the morning? Make a cup of tea? Go to the bathroom? Roll over and give your other half a good morning cuddle? Apparently not, it appears that the most pressing thing that we need to do at 6.30am is check our emails, …

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    Demographics in the Workplace

      Last month Google disclosed details of the demographics of its employees and the overwhelming  majority were revealed to be white males. Only 30% of Google’s workforce are women but the company says it’s ready to make changes, as Google Inc. Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock stated, “Simply put, Google is not where we want …

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    The Multiple Moods of a Shopping Mall

      If you wander around a shopping mall or arcade, it is amazing how many different moods can be conjured up as you go from shop to shop. It is no coincidence, however, as billions of pounds worth of research, and trial and error, has gone into exploring the best ways to lure us into …

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    Is it Really Possible to Combine Business with Pleasure?

    Office Romances: as much as we are all warned against them, one in three of us have succumbed at one time or another. Aside from the obvious pitfalls of mixing business with pleasure, there are some definite benefits, especially as we do spend such a large percentage of our time in the office.   There …

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    Football Fever Takes Over CMD Ltd

      Football is set to take centre stage this year with the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, which kicks off on 12th June. Football might not be everyone’s sport of choice, but it’s a great way for colleagues to spend time together for a spot of team-building. There are healthier ways to bond over …

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    Manufacturing a Strong Future for Britain

    2014 is definitely a year to be waving the British flag, not least because the economy is beginning to show real signs that it is finally picking up. As for British manufacturers, the future is looking a lot brighter, especially with the announcement in the recent budget, making manufacturers among the biggest beneficiaries. With a …

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    Wireless Charging

    Are Cables a thing of the past? Is induction the new Buzzword! Unless you are particularly organized and good with cable management, you probably have a few dusty power cord tangles around your workplace. You may have even had to follow one particular cord through the seemingly impossible snarl to the outlet, hoping that the …

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