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Let’s face it: Your workers want and love good coffee. And in this case, giving them what they want is great for you too.
According to the National Coffee Association, 62% of Americans drink coffee daily. And 48% of millennials said they had a cup of coffee they consider to be gourmet the day before.
Did you know there are currently over $100 in gift card rebates available? After purchasing your normal office supplies and solutions consider redeeming qualifying rebates. Taking advantage of rebates can lead to employee engagement and team building opportunities. Explore 5 engaging ways to use gift card rebates at your workplace on our blog.
Summertime is for bar-b-cue’s, beach trips and ice cream. When daydreaming about your toes in the sand and enjoying warm weather is common. Did you know researchers found productivity drops 20 percent in the summer? Now is the best time to eat brain foods to help you focus and boost productivity. Here are seven brain foods to help you check off tasks on your to-do list until your next vacation.
During a typical work day professionals spend 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting at their desk. Researchers found sitting at a desk for a long time is bad for physical and mental health. Standing desks have started to arrive at workplaces or home offices. Yet, it may be difficult to stand for an entire eight-hour shift. Having an ergonomic office chair is still important in a professional work environment. Here are four reasons why ergonomic office chairs remain important for your team:
You may be planning vacation with friends or family soon. While away you may spend time at clear water beaches, hiking or swimming with dolphins. The last thing on your mind is returning to work and the boatloads of tasks you’ll have waiting. Returning to piles of work is one of the reasons why Americans leave 577 million unused vacation days on the table every year. Here are a few tips to help you transition smoothly back to work after vacation.
Celebrate National Safety Month this June in various ways. The National Safety Council encourages ways to prevent injuries on the job, at home or on the road. Get involved and share ways your team can practice preparedness, wellness, as well as prevent falls and injuries. Here are a few tips to help promote safety awareness month ideas for an office.
According to the Washington Post, in 2016 the first 15 days of May set a record for consecutive rainy days, which left many craving for the sun to return. Research shows lack of exposure to sunlight can make you feel tired or sluggish. According to the National Weather Service, precipitation for the month of May in Washington D.C. is normally six to eight inches while areas in Virginia reach nine inches. To help you through your workday when rainy days are here this spring, here are some motivational quotes we hope you enjoy.
Does your staff work well together as a team and take turns emptying the dishwasher or trash? If you take a close look at what happens in the breakroom you may be able to tell hidden gems about company culture. The breakroom could be a place to relax and step away from emails and conference calls. Your breakroom could motivate staff to conquer the rest of the day. One of the first steps towards an office breakroom oasis is; keep it organized.