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The Cubicle Is a Lot More Amazing Than You Think: A Brief History

May 22, 2017 by admin

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The cubicle is 53 years old. That’s right. The office staple we’ve come to know and love was invented in 1964 by Robert Propst, a designer for Herman Miller, the design firm whose Aeron office chair set the standard of workplace artistry, function and comfort. A sort of renaissance […]

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How Office Organization Affects Clients, Candidates and Your Employees

May 11, 2017 by admin

Part of what makes our work so important is the undisputed link between how your office is organized and how your employees perform. An essential aspect of workplace organization is privacy – employees perform at the creative peak when they feel like they have their own space. Another key here is community. A well-designed workplace […]

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How Body Language Can Change Your Career Trajectory: The Leader

April 15, 2017 by admin

In the first part of our series on body language, we talked about how our unconscious movements can influence the way we’re perceived. There are certain postures and habits that communicate weakness, laziness or disinterest. With those rogue body movements now identified, we can focus on fine tuning our nonverbal communication skills, turning them into […]

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How Body Language Can Change Your Career Trajectory: The Employee

April 8, 2017 by admin

If communication is the key to success, then body language is how you turn that key. In fact, a recent Inc. article from leadership expert Peter Economy revealed that “60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal.” It’s easy to believe that we have complete control over the way we present ourselves […]

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White and Pink Noise: Reducing Workplace Distractions Through Science

February 22, 2017 by admin

The “typical” office layout is changing. Partitions are disappearing. Cube-heavy offices are now cubeless. Open spaces and natural light are top priorities. But this move toward a more open, collaborative space has an interesting drawback, the Harvard Business Review noted in March 2015: noise. As the walls fell in workspaces, noise made its rise. There […]

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Tips for Sticking with Your Resolutions

February 13, 2017 by admin

We’re going to tell you something you and your New Year’s resolutions probably don’t want to hear. Nine out of 10 people who set New Year’s resolutions will not achieve what they set out to do. The statistics show that 64% of us will make it past one week, and less than half of us […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: The Numbers, The Habits and Why We Often Fail

January 27, 2017 by admin

What’s your New Year’s resolution? If somebody hasn’t asked you already, they will. According to stats website Statistics Brain, 45% of us will create some sort of goal to kick off the new year. But here’s the shocking thing: Only 8% of us will succeed. In that sense, it doesn’t really matter what our New […]

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How What You Eat at Work Can Affect How You Feel

January 16, 2017 by admin

Ever wonder why you’re ready to fall asleep on your desk by the time 2 p.m. rolls around? While America’s sleep debt might have something to do with it, we often forget that what we eat dictates how we feel when we’re trying fight through the fatigue that seems to hamper us every day. If […]

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Office Gossip: Four Ways Managers Can Prevent Gossip from Destroying Relationships

December 19, 2016 by admin

You’re the new supervisor and you walk into the break room. The banter that you could hear through the door comes to a halt as employees cut their conversation short in your presence. Over the next few weeks, you start to hear whispers and complaints about hurtful rumors being circulated by a few employees with […]

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Office Gossip: What to Do If You’re Who They’re Talking About and What to Do If You Aren’t

December 3, 2016 by admin

You’ll rarely encounter a workplace where gossip isn’t happening. Our first instinct is to assume that workplace gossip happens because employees aren’t happy and a little talk here and there eases the pain of the daily grind. However, we think the issue is bigger than that. Most of us just flat-out like to talk about […]

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