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Can’t Button Your Pants? Maybe Work is to Blame?

You start your work-week with the best of intentions: your lunch includes lots of fruits, vegetables and other healthy snacks. Unfortunately, as soon as you pass through the lobby of your office, you can smell them: doughnuts.

Publish date: 08/08/2018

 
Does White (or Pink or Brown) Noise Help or Hinder Open Office Workers?

Fighting sound with sound does damp down conversations. But does the interfering noise itself have a negative impact on office workers? For at least some people, the answer is yes.

Publish date: 08/07/2018

 
Employees Value Workplace Autonomy

Handing employees the reins in terms of control of their workflow is likely to result in a more competent and connected team of high-performing employees who are better motivated, engaged and even more loyal, according to research from the University of Melbourne.

Publish date: 08/01/2018

 
Don’t Forget to Use Your Vacation Time: Part 2

Part two of last week's Don't Forget to Use Your Vacation Time.

Publish date: 08/01/2018

 
Quick Tips for Improved Productivity

Summer is a busy time for many of us, but in most scenarios, work still needs to be done. With more chances for play, it’s all the more important to get your tasks done so you can enjoy summer fun.

Publish date: 08/01/2018

 
Summer Fridays Gaining in Popularity

According to Gartner, 42 percent of companies surveyed in 2017 offered some form of Summer Friday benefit. Why are more companies embracing Summer Fridays?

Publish date: 08/01/2018

 
Coffee: The Glue that Holds a Team Together

In news that probably shouldn’t be all that surprising: drinking coffee results in greater teamwork, according to research from Ohio State University.

Publish date: 07/25/2018

 
Don’t Forget to Use Your Vacation Time: Part 1

You’ve likely read — both here and elsewhere — about how important it is to use your vacation time. Unfortunately, it bears repeating as most of us are leaving considerable sums of vacation time behind at the end of each year.

Publish date: 07/25/2018

 
Forget the Binky. Donating Vacation Time to Expecting Colleagues is the Latest Trend

A new and concerning workplace trend is emerging in the American workplace. Some offices are seeing a surge of colleagues donating personal vacation time to a pregnant coworker to add days to her maternity leave.

Publish date: 07/24/2018

 
A Place to Snooze Between Meetings

It’s typically frowned upon to curl up under your desk for a snooze and most offices don’t have spaces for a siesta. Casper Mattress has introduced a solution for New Yorkers with this issue, and it may become a quickly growing trend.

Publish date: 07/19/2018