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In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.

Friday Funny: Let’s Go Streaking! For The Love Of Coffee?

Friday Funny: Let’s Go Streaking! For The Love Of Coffee?

In a recent survey conducted by Staples, it was found that some office workers may take their reliance on a coffee break to the extreme.

Hack To The Future: Amping Up The Traditional Office

Your office doesn’t have to be boring, but it probably is. While not every facilities team can implement these five office hacks to jazz up their spaces, take them as inspiration.

BOLD Award Nominations Close September 7, 2016

These 2nd annual awards recognize "Building Optimizers, Leaders, and Disruptors" who use technology to further green building efforts.

Survey Says… Beverage Amenities Make A Difference

Many variables affect employee productivity — design, lighting, air quality, and more.

Catalysts For Office Productivity

With technology making it possible for many to work virtually anywhere, it’s important to provide spaces and amenities to help employees thrive.

Did You Miss Our “Your Air May Be Destroying Productivity” Webinar?

The accumulation of airborne pollutants can cost as much as $6,500 per employee per year in lost productivity. Watch this free video webinar and learn about the significant return on investment improved IAQ can have in facilities.

RAB Lighting Intros DLC Qualified Lighting Control System

In late June 2016, DesignLights Consortium launched its QPL for Networked Lighting Control, and Lightcloud is the first to be recognized as meeting those performance specifications.

Employee Engagement: Impact Of Workplace Design

Simply redesigning the facility doesn't solve every engagement issue, but it can go a long way to energize and inspire employees in their work.

For Active Workplace, Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Among the biggest traps? Thinking that active design is a product choice. Make the most of the investment into an office redesign by considering the following approaches.

Material Handling Most Frequent Cause Of Workplace Injuries

Workers suffering sprains and strains average 57 days away from work, according to Travelers’ new Injury Impact Report.

Tackling Productivity In The Building Industry

The National Institute of Building Sciences has developed an infographic to identify the major themes that will help the industry address productivity challenges.

Workplace Vitality: 5 Imperatives For Facility Leadership

A focus on these five factors leads the way to effectively supporting the business units in your organization.

Question Of The Week: Indoor Air Quality Effects?

Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green

Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.

Infographic: Three Elements of Collaborative Workplace Design

Paying attention to important aspects of workplace design – from office layout to ergonomic products and desk accessories – can help you create a comfortable workplace that inspires creativity and productivity, according to this infographic from Office Depot.

Friday Funny: 10 Cool Ways To Fight Productivity Killers

With so many distractions, it’s almost surprising any work gets done at all. Here's a look at 10 interesting ways to combat productivity killers.

Question Of The Week: Coaching For Productivity?

A facilities manager for a restaurant chain seeks insight on coaching resources to drive results.

FM Alert: National Institute of Building Sciences to Host Hearing on Productivity in the Workforce

A National Institute of Building Sciences hearing on productivity and the workforce will allow U.S. building industry members to speak about the challenges they face and offer potential solutions.

Managing The Connectivity Conundrum

The Connectivity Conundrum threatens to undermine information mobility, a state where the precise business information employees need is instantly accessible wherever and whenever it's required to conquer the challenge at hand.

Friday Funny: Common And Strange Productivity Killers

Expert offers tips for productive procrastination in light of new CareerBuilder Survey results.

Friday Funny: If I Can’t Hear You, I Can’t Work

Businesses are losing more than $49 million a week as employees waste time hunting for cell phone reception in the workplace to take business calls.

FM Frequency: The Free Range Office

Is the heightened focus on collaboration and interaction in the workplace causing occupants to lose their focus?

During Flu Season, Don’t Forget The Breakroom

It may be surprising to learn that the breakroom is a primary hotspot harboring germs in the workplace.

Friday Funny: Wasting Time Making Copies

New survey from Brother International Corporation reveals that companies with centralized copiers and printers can waste thousands of hours a year.

Question of the Week: Open Office Plan

Open office plans are touted for encouraging collaboration, reducing real estate costs, and increasing overall productivity. But the lack of privacy and possibly problematic acoustics can also present a downside.

Friday Funny: When Dog Days Are A Good Thing

While some facilities professionals have had to deal with the practical (and sometimes not so pleasant) hygienic aspects of pets in the workplace, employees can often benefit. If you have any dog tales to share, there is a contest out there waiting for you.

New Study Looks At Wage Garnishment Rates Among U.S. Workers

ADP Research Institute® study offers first in-depth look at garnishment rates by type, income, age, and gender.

Labor Day Thoughts On Stress And The American Worker

A recent study found the negative effects of workplace stress vary by gender and, to a lesser extent, age.

Culture Of Workplace Safety Can Deliver Bottom Line Results

Traditionally, companies have kept their health and safety functions separate, hindering collaboration even though it is crucial for organizations to integrate these functions.

Friday Funny: Service Call Debacles Can Cost Businesses Big Bucks

The Comcast phone call from hell has been making the rounds, going viral and shaming the company into issuing public apologies for its atrocious treatment of one lone customer. Alas, there are all too many of these incidents out there, and Comcast is not the only offender. And when Americans waste time dealing with service industry issues during work hours, businesses take a massive productivity hit.

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