Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Productivity articles below.
American workers think their colleagues could behave better in the workplace, and that their co-workers' annoying conduct is having a negative impact on productivity and morale.
Since its founding more than 15 years ago, DENSO's Arkansas facility has been developing a variety of safety measures designed to protect its employees from hazards at work.
When done right, an open office can help the financial health of a business, and also enhance productivity and engagement for its hardworking employees.
Although office relocation can be an unwelcome distraction for some employees, moving your office can result in a more comfortable, productive, and appealing space for all.
Workers say they are most productive before lunch, cite Monday as their most productive day of the week, and dub chatty coworkers their biggest distraction.
Throughout this week-long event, OSHA encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.
Fatigue is often overlooked in employer safety programs, yet can be detrimental to an organization and put employees and their peers at risk.
Workers prefer personal, private office space, but varied office types — including both collaborative and quiet spaces — help them be as productive as possible.
With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.
Benefits should exceed costs when office ergonomics is done right.
The new Parent/Child restroom light from Heads Up Lock Co. offers the same features as existing models, but is geared specifically for viewing in two or more locations.
Flexible schedules and early fridays top employees' summer wish lists, according to a new survey from Accountemps. What's offered at your facility?
Most employees in France, Germany, and the U.K. work in open office layouts; the U.S. is slightly behind with 30% working in private offices and 25% in open floor plans.
Using biomimicry, the Moss Walls system uses flowing water, misters, fans, and specialized lighting to create an idyllic environment for live moss... and a healthy workplace.
Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.
Smart building technology has the potential to deliver many operational benefits, but success ultimately depends on human understanding.
More than a third have experienced absenteeism or impaired worker performance, and 31 percent have had an overdose, arrest, a near-miss or an injury because of employee opioid use, according to NSC survey.
The operational benefits of clear, comprehensive Scopes of Work extend beyond the budget estimate and ripple throughout the life of the project.
By 2028, 73 percent of all departments will have remote workers, according to Upwork's third annual Future Workforce Report.
A new survey finds that a majority of tech leaders are confident they can disconnect from emails, but think employees may find it difficult to detach.
Converting building information assets to a digital document management system pays dividends.
A Scope of Work sets the tone for your whole project, so make sure you leave no stone unturned and no question un-asked.
Employees wish their workplace technology was as easy and powerful as their personal technology, according to a survey by The Workforce Institute at Kronos.
By knowing exactly what a Scope of Work is and what it should contain, you can get your budget estimate off to a strong start, setting your project up for success even before kick-off.
Flipping the switch to LED lighting is no longer simply about optimizing energy use: When combined with sensors, controls, and networks, buildings become smart—gaining even greater efficiencies.
A cluttered work area can make employees unhappy and stressed. On the other hand, it could win you $5,000.
With the rise of mobile technology and more millennials in the workforce, productivity depends on effective charging solutions.
Only 3% of the American workforce commutes to work by bike or on foot with any frequency, despite many clear benefits.
Employers are prioritizing total wellbeing and embracing technology to drive workplace productivity and employee satisfaction, according to a new survey from Buck.
Consider these simple safety habits to prevent facilities workers from experiencing workplace injury.
Nap rooms, free beer, and on-site farmer's markets are just some of the creative job perks companies will use to lure employees next year.
A new survey by The Hartford shows opioids are having a growing impact on the workplace, and urges employers to take action now.
Despite their bosses' concerns over productivity and security, 64% of employees plan to shop online at work this holiday season. Which cities are most guilty of "workshopping?"
Companies project nearly one-fourth of global workforces will use co-working spaces in five years, according to recent survey.
Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.
Workers in construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities have more risk factors for fatigue, but are less concerned about it, finds NSC report.
A new survey finds more than half of workers take 30 minutes or less for lunch, and 29 percent of employees admit to working during their lunch breaks.
The school year has just started, but it's never too early to plan ahead: Deep cleaning over the winter break can help create a healthy and safe learning environment.
These new phone booths offer alternative private acoustic workspace for today’s evolving workplace.
Over 200 organizations and businesses will partner with OSHA to promote the importance of workplace safety and health programs August 13-19.