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Totem is Helping Customers Bring Office Culture Online

Totem is Helping Customers Bring Office Culture Online

The long awaited lifting of lockdown is here and employers are planning their return to the office, however new safety regulations, adaptability to remote working and growing anxiety has impacted what that return looks like. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new features that help businesses increase visibility, build trust and help businesses adapt...

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Employee Engagement: What Good Looks Like in the New Normal

Employee Engagement: What Good Looks Like in the New Normal

The world of work has changed dramatically in what feels like an eternity of the same really long day. Company stand-ups, all hands, coffee breaks and brainstorms have all moved online, where we’ve realised new challenges around video call burnout, unprecedented realms of wifi issues and general challenges around remote productivity.  As we start to...

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How COVID is Transforming Culture, Wellbeing and the Workplace

How COVID is Transforming Culture, Wellbeing and the Workplace

It’s hard to gain clarity when you’re sitting in the eye of the storm, that storm being COVID-19. The virus has single handedly rocketed working life into the future. Huge businesses have done in a matter of weeks what would have taken years to implement but with this comes questions around the impact this has...

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Taking Ownership of Your Work From Home Routine

Taking Ownership of Your Work From Home Routine

Melissa Van Der Hecht, Product Manager at Kong, explains the importance of exploring and creating a remote working routine unique to you. It’s approaching June and many of us have been adjusting to remote working for the best part of two months. For a lot of us, this is very new and are finding it...

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How Totem is Keeping Furloughed Teams Engaged for Free

How Totem is Keeping Furloughed Teams Engaged for Free

To help companies reconnect with their 7.5 million workers currently furloughed across the UK, we’re offering the Totem app for free.  COVID-19’s impact has forced workplaces to implement remote work culture overnight, transforming the way they communicate with their teams. Many management teams are ill-prepared to keep their people informed, engaged and connected; furloughed employees...

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Social Media – Good or Evil?

Social Media – Good or Evil?

It was a brisk November evening on Bermondsey Street. The pavements had started to fill with feet busily rushing back to the warmth of their homes, bracing themselves for the commute ahead. Marching in the opposite direction, however, was a group of sales and marketing professionals en route to a very special event. An event...

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Work Hard, Play Often

Work Hard, Play Often

Saying “work hard, play hard” makes you sound a bit of a melon, it implies that ‘play’ and ‘work’ are mutually exclusive...

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Forget What You Thought You Knew About Work

Forget What You Thought You Knew About Work

Our friends at Cooper Parry have just published a rundown of their interview with Marcus Thornley, founder of Play Consulting and Totem. The conversation explores hierarchies, training budgets, game development, and how £1000 can change your life. Only 1 in 6 people are satisfied with their jobs. Marcus argues that there are three words that...

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What Being in a Band Has Taught Me

What Being in a Band Has Taught Me

By Ted Hewett, Culture Consultant at Totem Of all the things I’ve been lucky enough to do in my life, the thing that conjures the strongest memories is hands down my time spent trying to “make it” in a band. For context, I was in my early twenties, and playing drums in a Death Metal...

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