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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.

Question of the Week: Open Office Plan

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.

Does Anyone Work 40 Hours A Week Anymore?

The survey results prompted PGi to launch a campaign, (#TakeBack60) dedicated to providing productivity tips, technology resources, and work/life balance ideas to help workers reclaim 60 minutes from their overworked week.

Do Workplace Wellness Initiatives Go Far Enough?

Employers "care about my health," say workers, but could do more to back it up. Two out of three employees surveyed feel their employer cares, but fewer see tangible evidence.

Friday Funny: Why Don’t We Get Anything Done?

Employers share the most unusual things they've caught employees doing when they should have been working.

Friday Funny: Do Bosses Prefer Night Owls Or Early Birds?

Even after statistically controlling for total work hours, employees who started work earlier in the day were rated by their supervisors as more conscientious, and thus received higher performance ratings.

Furniture Trends: Setting The Stage

Creating a workplace fit for today and the future requires insight from facility managers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Pink Noise Vs. White Noise

Pink noise is becoming more popular in business settings, potentially increasing productivity and concentration among employees. But is it superior to white noise?

New Research Identifies Trust As A Business Critical Issue

Report identifies the eight drivers of trust and the effects of key external factors on individual well-being and motivation; suggests that employers leverage these drivers to build sustainable high performance.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Can A New Office Chair Help Melt Away The Winter Blahs?

Some workplace experts suggest escaping the office winter blues with bright colors: cheerful shades can help workers beat seasonal doldrums.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Good-bye T12. Hello Opportunity.

Some 500 million T12 fluorescent tubes are still being illuminated in U.S. buildings every day. That will start to change on July 1, 2012, however, when commonly used T12s will no longer be manufactured in—or imported to— the United States.

October 4: Improve Your Office Day

A survey conducted in anticipation of the October 4 observation of “Improve Your Office Day” finds that new technology and furniture rank high on employees’ wish lists of office improvements.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Recipe For A Happy Workplace Starts In The Kitchen

New survey results suggest that having a fully stocked kitchen, with food, coffee, and amenities, can lead to more content and productive employees.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Time For An Ergonomic Touch-Up

This Web Exclusive is a recap of results from a recent office ergonomics survey conducted by Staples Advantage. The pain in your neck at work...

Does Office Temperature Affect Productivity?

Overall, more than a quarter (27%) of workers describe the temperature at their work place as "too hot." On the flip side, 19% reported that the temperature was "too cold," while 54% said it was "just right."

Survey: Workers Willing to Sacrifice Comfort to Save Energy

Survey also finds that nearly four in five participants (78%) are less productive at work when they are too hot or too cold.

Friday Funny: The Ultimate Video Fail

Happy National Doughnut Day (the first Friday of June each year). Enjoy your free doughnuts while watching the FacilityBlog Friday Funny.

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