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Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Staples articles.


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.

Staples Recalls Back In Motion Office Chairs Due To Fall Hazard

About 2,000 of the “Back in Motion” office chairs were sold at Staples stores nationwide and online at Staples.com and Quill.com from January 2014 through January 2016 for about $215.

A One-Two Punch For Flu Prevention

Don't neglect the power of clean indoor air when battling the flu this winter. Combined with a strong surface cleaning protocol, facility managers play a crucial role in keeping occupants healthy.

National Coffee Day: Tasks Employees Can’t Tackle Before Their First Cup

Nearly half of American workers consume at least three cups of coffee each day, and 37 percent say they can’t even get dressed for work without their first cup, according to a Staples survey.

Americans Are Overworked and Burnt Out, But Surprisingly Happy at Work

More than half of employees report feeling overworked and burnt out (53%), but the overwhelming majority (86%) are still happy at work and motivated to rise in their organization, according to the inaugural Workplace Index conducted by Staples Advantage.

Free White Paper – Reduce Labor Costs by Optimizing Facility Cleaning Operations

Find strategies on how to reduce operational and labor costs with this free white paper from Staples Facility Solutions

Green Cleaning Trends: Cleaning With Electrolyzed Water

This chemical free process may help facilities further green maintenance goals. From the October 2013 issue.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Safety Preparedness, Perception Versus Fact?

Natural disasters represent a major safety concern for facility managers and office workers alike, but have businesses been doing enough to prepare for the worst?

Tips To Put Some “Spring” In The Workplace

Spring is here and that means warmer weather, blooming trees, bright flowers and…cleaning. While a good practice for offices, spring cleaning can also be a catalyst for modernization.

Staples Advantage To Award $15,000 In Scholarships To Future Facility Managers

As a show of investment in the profession, Staples is awarding scholarships to young facility managers; it also offers supplies and services to help seasoned managers keep their buildings running smoothly.

LEED Case Study: Front And Center

A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.

Furniture Trends: The Green Scene

Carefully selected furnishings have become an essential aspect of sustainable design efforts.

FM Issue: Severe Weather Watch

Emergency preparedness is crucial all year long, but cold winter months present their own set of concerns.

Sick Days Are Long Gone for US Office Workers

Staples Advantage conducted an online survey at organizations of all sizes across the U.S. The survey, conducted in July 2011, asked a series of questions about hygiene in the workplace and office sick day policies.

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.

Facility Management Tips for the 2011-2012 School Year

Business Interiors by Staples has compiled six cost-effective trends and tips to help schools create an environment that inspires learning.

Just Two Days Until World FM Day: June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011 marks World FM Day 2011. As part of this worldwide event, Staples Advantage encourages every employee to find some way to thank his or her fm, not just on this day, but every day for helping to make a safer, healthier, and happier work environment.

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.

Staples Launches "Green Guide" For Business

The Green Guide and environmental website are part of Staples Advantage’s offering of green solutions for businesses.

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...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Staples Advantage B2B Offerings

Five new integrated offerings aim to address a growing demand for supplier consolidation and reduced procurement costs.

Office Technology Trends: A Change in Direction

Office machines once considered essential have been pushed aside by newer products.

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