Posts in work environment
What changes are Millennials driving to workspaces?

Forbes | Jon Norris | New Workplace Design Trends Promote Well-Being, Collaboration And Flexibility

The office cubicle will never be the same. With Millennials set to make up half of the global workforce by 2020, they are driving interest in less conventional workplaces that offer flexible furniture and more space for collaboration — with nary a cubicle in sight.

Read More
Just 10 minutes = more creativity.

Harvard Business Review | Emma Schootstra & Dirk Deichmann & Evgenia Dolgova | Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

In more and more occupations, creativity is part of the job description. Whether you are trying to reconcile conflicting stakeholder priorities, finding a solution to a customer’s issue, or launching a new product line, your solution probably won’t come out of a textbook. But it’s hard to keep having great ideas day after day. What do you do when you run out of good ideas? How do you “get your mojo back”?

Read More
Better sleep can lead to strengthened relationships among colleagues.

Harvard Business Review | Cristiano Guarana & Christopher M. Barnes | Research: Sleep Deprivation Can Make It Harder to Stay Calm at Work

In this post, we discuss a newly uncovered predictor of the quality of these [manager-employee] relationships: sleep.

Read More
Workplace wellness + business success: what are employers saying?

FACILITY EXECUTIVE | Survey On Workplace Wellness Points To Productivity - A recent survey of corporate real estate executives at large corporations conducted by CoreNet Global and CBRE Group, Inc. found that when a company focuses on employee health and wellness, workers report increases in engagement, retention rates increase, and absenteeism declines.

Read More