Tag: office courtesy

Think Clean Signs for Focus, Health, and Safety

Think Clean Signs for Focus, Health, and Safety

| March 30, 2017

A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research involved participants solving a puzzle in a clean and a cluttered room. The participants who were sitting in a clean environment persisted with the task in hand longer than those in the cluttered room where the participants gave up quickly. The researchers concluded that the mess […]

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The Office Courtesy Series: 8 Elevator Etiquette Essentials

The Office Courtesy Series: 8 Elevator Etiquette Essentials

| March 17, 2017

Proper elevator etiquette is essential. Of all the modern conveniences, elevators might win in being the most loved and hated. We love them when they work and we would otherwise have to hike up several flights of stairs, but hate them when they’re broken, stop on every floor, or move too slowly. At times, slow elevators can […]

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The Office Courtesy Series: Dogs at work

The Office Courtesy Series: Dogs at work

| March 7, 2017

As offices ease up on the leash, so to speak, lucky employees at dog-friendly offices throughout the country are being invited to bring their best furry friend into work. Doggie beds, treats, and cubicles full of gawking, petting admirers: What’s not to love? Not much — for the canine, that is. But human counterparts and coworkers […]

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Windowless offices result in less sleep for workers, says study

Windowless offices result in less sleep for workers, says study

| February 27, 2017

That sweet corner office isn’t just about the little luxuries, like stretching legs and slamming doors: Being exposed to natural light may have a major impact on worker health, according to a recent case study, reports Co.Design. This small study, led by architects and medical researchers, compared those workers exposed to natural light at work […]

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Now, a device to keep chatty coworkers at bay

Now, a device to keep chatty coworkers at bay

| January 29, 2015

Fact 1 – In a survey conducted by Ask.com on American workers, ‘noisy colleagues’ cut to the top of workplace distractions list leaving phone calls and social media behind. Fact 2 – Another survey by University of California concluded that it takes about 25 minutes for an average worker to refocus on work after she […]

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The world’s worst coworkers, according to Reddit

The world’s worst coworkers, according to Reddit

| December 16, 2014

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours with our coworkers: some become close friends, others become forgettable memories, and still others are living, breathing lessons in patience and self-restraint. While we’ve already shared with you our top ten annoying coworker habits, as Bustle originally reported, there are plenty more from which to […]

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Infographic: Hotter offices lead to drop in productivity

Infographic: Hotter offices lead to drop in productivity

| October 2, 2014

Can overheated offices lead to a drop in worker productivity? One study says so. Led by One Poll for the AC and heating company Andrews Sykes Hire, the survey discovered just how hot temperatures impact performance, finding that 30 percent of the 2,000 workers polled took longer lunch breaks during the summer. That extra time […]

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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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New smart sensors are a multifaceted fix for office woes

New smart sensors are a multifaceted fix for office woes

| August 20, 2014

It may sound like the miracle pill of the 9-to-5 world, but hear us out: New sensor technology can save energy, track employees, and perhaps even improve worker morale. A startup company called Enlightened has developed wireless heat and motion tracking systems to make a heat map of employee movements and more effectively adjust office […]

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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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