Think Pink (Noise) + the ABCs of Managing Noise in Open Office Plans
In new research, global staffing firm Accountemps found that 90% of professionals admitted they sometimes come to the office with cold or flu symptoms. And worse yet, 33% of them ALWAYS go to work even when they’re ill with the cold or flu. Yikes! That’s not right, but it’s the real world.
In 1989, sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term “third place” in his groundbreaking book, “The Great Good Place,” which explored the idea of a public, social place outside of home (first place) and work (second place). His concept of third places looks at how public places like coffee shops, bars, hair salons and bookstores are at the heart of communities.
It’s back to school time – and that brings with it a roller coaster of feelings. From the excitement of a fresh start to the sad reality that summer is truly over. Kids, parents – everyone really – is heading back to busier schedules and new daily routines.
Is it crunch time? Does your to-do list seem endless? According to the American Psychological Association in 2017, 61 percent of Americans identified work as a significant stressor. Stress in the workplace can impact productivity tremendously. Here are a few tips to help de-stress while at work.
In open offices, think labs and collaboration labs exist to inspire teamwork. In a survey, 86 percent of respondents blame lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. Collaborative spaces can help lead your team to success. It’s important to keep these spaces free of germs and organized to prevent distractions. Here are five tips to keep your collaborative spaces in tiptop shape.
Beeeep…Buzzzz! It’s time to rise and shine! Many people wake up at 6:30 am or earlier and commute via car, train or bus. However, some people are not always bright-eyed and attentive in the morning. Here are a few practical tips to help keep your mornings upbeat and your days productive.
How organized is your desk? According to surveys, the average person will lose an hour a day to disorganization. Yikes, that adds up! If you’re disorganized for a month that piles up to approximately 31 hours. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), 27 percent of people said they do not feel organized at work. Here are five tips to help you stay organized, save time and be more productive.
How do you organize collaboration in your office? It’s truly an art and a science. However, collaboration can truly determine if the team is successful or not. Some teams are turning to post it notes to increase productivity, help shape their projects and encourage engagement. Here are some innovative ways to help your team collaborate.
Did you know Employee Appreciation Day is not celebrated the way it was intended? Some people are met with free donuts or lunch on the special day. What if employee appreciation was celebrated throughout the year? The co-creator of the day, Dr. Bob Nelson, believes employee appreciation should be continuous. Explore how you can celebrate employee appreciation in unique ways throughout the year.