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Workplaces struggle to adapt to medical marijuana users

Workplaces struggle to adapt to medical marijuana users

| September 12, 2014

Although medical and recreational marijuana has been legalized in 23 states, most employers have not yet relaxed their “drug free workplace” rules. This is causing clashes between people who rely on medical marijuana to treat ailments and tough organizations that don’t hesitate to fire employees using the drug. In Colorado, Brandon Coats was fired by Dish Network […]

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Fantasy football costs are real at the workplace

Fantasy football costs are real at the workplace

| August 22, 2014

Even as many companies found ways to channel FIFA fever among workers to their benefit this year, it’s not surprising to find some productivity drop during major sporting events. And it’s not just the ones that are played on field, virtual sports like fantasy football can also pull attention away from work. A recent study […]

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Are outdoor offices too open for workers?

Are outdoor offices too open for workers?

| July 24, 2014

How often have you looked outside your window at work and wished you could be out in the open rather than cooped up inside? If architects  Ju Hyun-Kim and Euno Cho have their way, you could be working at an outdoor cafe table instead of a cubicle. In Hyun-Kim and Cho’s vision for a truly […]

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Channeling FIFA fever can improve employee productivity

Channeling FIFA fever can improve employee productivity

| July 8, 2014

It sounds counterintuitive. Workers watching the FIFA World Cup means less work gets done, right? Not necessarily. If you assume workers are adults who plan their tasks around matches, productivity need not dip. Eighty percent of the world is watching the World Cup, and, according to a survey, a majority of employees watched or listened to […]

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Pantone picks Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014

Pantone picks Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014

| December 11, 2013

The Pantone Color Institute has crowned a pinkish purple hue as the Color of the Year. Radiant Orchid is on the opposite side of the color wheel from last year’s selection, Emerald. “It’s a little different, it’s a little off the beaten path and it’s not a primary color… It’s an invitation to innovation,” says […]

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