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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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Age-centric Organizations May Not Make It: Why Multigenerational Teams Succeed

November 25, 2016 by admin

The saying, “newer is better,” may be appropriate for iPhones, but a new article from Entrepreneur says that a combination of newer and older generations may be the key to your company’s success. “Companies are clamoring for advice on how to attract and retain members of this tech-savvy generation,” contributor Caren Maio writes. “But it’s […]

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Making Offices Cool Again: Our Summary of Inc.com’s 10 Coolest Offices

November 5, 2016 by admin

If you’ve made the round in office buildings in your city or around the country and world, then you know that most are high on productivity and low on aesthetic and functional beauty. Recently though, Inc.com injected some hope into an otherwise grey-tone world when they released an article about some of today’s most distinctive […]

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Working Around the Globe: How the United States Compares to Other Countries

October 18, 2016 by admin

“Working hard or hardly working?” Everyone’s heard the age-old expression at some point or another, whether it be a friendly jibe from a colleague or an in-passing barb from one of your bosses. You’ve probably used the phrase yourself once or twice around the old water cooler. More often than not, the jest requires little […]

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Break Room Ideas

October 10, 2016 by admin

Imagine yourself on a job interview and you’re getting a tour of your prospective company’s facilities. The cubicles aren’t so inspiring, but they’ll do. The reception area was Spartan, yet refined. HR’s offices were, well, HRish. But then you round and a corner and the person giving you the tour of the premises says, “Aaaaand […]

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