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More than a third of millennials use their phones for personal activities up to two hours during the workday, according to a new report from Udemy.
More than a third of millennials use their phones for personal activities up to two hours during the workday, according to a new report from Udemy.



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Majority Of U.S. Employees Feel Distracted By Technology At Work

More than a third of millennials use their phones for personal activities up to two hours during the workday, according to a new report from Udemy.

Flexibility Has Positive Impact On Productivity

Companies that discontinue remote work and other forms of flexibility undercut productivity and collaboration gains, according to new research from the Flex+Strategy Group.

Boeing Crowdsources Employee Ideas For Tax Reform Investment

The aerospace company’s investments focus on the future of employees and communities and include $100 million for "workplace of the future" facilities and infrastructure enhancements.

Daylight Saving Time: Watch For Tired Workers On Monday

National Safety Council warns that workers in certain positions and industries who already have a higher risk of being drowsy, may be even more tired than usual on Monday.

Sleepless In Miami

Survey finds professionals in Miami most often lose sleep over work-related issues; common culprits include workload, difficult business issues and interpersonal relationships.

Indoor Environments’ Impact On Wellness To Be Studied

Well Living Lab will undertake a three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments affect five facets of people’s lives.

GM LED Lighting Retrofit Saves Over $300,000 Annually

In addition to reducing energy consumption, replacing linear fluorescent lighting with tubular LED created a safer work environment at the auto maker’s Lake Orion, MI plant.

Question Of The Week: What Do Employees Want In A Workspace?

When it comes to office design, an active workspace might be just what your employees need. Here are three ways to maximize their buy-in.

Stanton Chase LA, IWBI Team Up For Healthy Workplace Education

Stanton Chase will introduce clients to IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, which provides a meaningful solution to advance human health and well-being in the workplace.

Did You Miss Our Tackle Allergies & Asthma In Your Facility Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn the cost of allergies and asthma, how cleaning for health can remove allergy triggers from indoor air, and simple ways you can reduce contaminants from facilities.

New Workplace Wellness Employer Guide Available

A free guide for employers to identify wellness programs that fit their unique workplace and employee characteristics is available from Transamerica Center for Health Studies and UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces.

Americans Waste Millions Of Vacation Days

Due to a failure to plan, Americans let millions of vacation days go to waste each year. National Plan for Vacation Day hopes to remedy that.          

Furniture Power Products From Legrand

New and expanded options address the growing need for dependable and attractive power and charging stations in facilities.

Friday Funny: The Dog Ate My Car Keys

More workers are calling in sick when they’re not ill. Some feel the need to concoct an unbelievable excuse, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey.

Five Tips To Create An Inspirational Office

Aesthetics and the overall look of your office have more to do with employee satisfaction than you might think. Here's how to create a workspace that will inspire, boost employee morale, and retain talent.

Why Workplace Cleanliness Is Key

Providing a clean and hygienic workplace is one way businesses can make a significant positive impact on the health and safety, productivity, and satisfaction of employees.

Flexibility To Work Remotely: The New Normal

Staples Workplace Survey reveals the ability to work remote is a “must have” for nearly half of employees.

Question Of The Week: How Can Winter Illnesses Be Prevented?

With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention.

U.S. Workers Waste 160M Days Per Year Seeking Workspace

Four in 10 office workers spend up to 60 minutes every week searching for available desks, conference rooms, or colleagues, finds a new Senion survey.

Did You Miss Our How Can Wireless Increase Workforce Productivity Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn how a well-planned wireless solution can easily improve workforce productivity.

Global Study Asks: How Do Green Buildings Impact Thinking, Health, Sleep?

A Harvard study is recruiting buildings around the world to discover the impact of green buildings on health and productivity.

Envoy Deliveries Expedites Mailroom Operations

Whether packages are delivered to a large mailroom or the front desk, this new app from Envoy automates the receiving, sorting, and pick up of these items.

More Sleep Would Make Americans Better Employees

With daylight saving time coming to an end soon, it might be a good time to catch up on some sleep.

Workplace Tech And User Experience

Even when facility planners proactively consider employees' technology preferences, the result doesn't always connect with end-user needs.

Question Of The Week: Are Nightmare Commutes Hurting Employee Morale?

As the spookiest day of the year approaches, staffing firm Robert Half highlights the cities with the most hair-raising commutes.

Knowledge Workers Ready To Embrace Automation

"Wasteful" meetings and email continue to be a time-suck and the biggest productivity killers when it comes to getting work done, according to a new study from Workfront.

Exhausted Employees Cost American Companies Millions Each Year

U.S. employers of all sizes are hurt by employees' sleep deficiency, reveals a new research tool from the National Safety Council and Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative.

Question Of The Week: Are Open Workspaces All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.

Are Americans Too Tired To Function Safely At Work?

In a National Safety Council survey, 97 percent of respondents report at least one risk factor for fatigue — a hidden but deadly epidemic.

WELL Building Standard Surpasses 100 Million SF

IWBI celebrated the milestone by launching Build WELL, a new mobile app which contains the entire WELL Building Standard in a navigable mobile format.

Mobile Devices: Wasting Time At Work

Using mobile devices for non-work activities in the office wastes an average of 56 minutes per day, according to a new OfficeTeam survey.

During Tax Season, CPA Firm Renovates in Place

With little time to spare during its busiest time of the year, Edelstein & Company in Boston, MA had its project team coordinate a three-phase construction schedule.

The Impact Of Daylighting On Office Design

With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.

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