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More than half of workers say they will shop online while on the job — or “workshop” — this holiday season, and 44% admit their productivity will take a hit.


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More than half of workers say they will shop online while on the job — or “workshop” — this holiday season, and 44% admit their productivity will take a hit.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Productivity articles below.


Friday Funny: This Isn’t Santa’s Workshop

More than half of workers say they will shop online while on the job — or “workshop” — this holiday season, and 44% admit their productivity will take a hit.

Toxic Cultures, Negative Behaviors Prevalent In The Workplace

New report from EVERFI finds that negative stress, as well as high rates of toxic and negative culture, are common in the workplace.

Most U.S. Knowledge Workers Would Quit To Work From Home

Nearly two-thirds of American knowledge workers believe traditional offices will be obsolete by 2030, according to Zapier report.

Real Estate Execs Continue To See Value In Coworking

Many commercial real estate (CRE) executives expect to double commitment to coworking in next five years, according to survey by Cushman & Wakefield and CoreNet Global.

thyssenkrupp Launches Robotics Interface Platform

Incorporating the elevator interface with delivery robots allows them to move freely throughout hotels, hospitals and other buildings.

Toxic Workplace Cultures Cost Companies Billions

American businesses lost $223 billion over the last five years due to bad workplace culture, according to a new report from SHRM.

Technology For Workspace Planning

Room booking software and other tech tools empower employees to improve their working environments.

Friday Funny: Welcome To The Dollhouse

Should your office be a home away from home? A new collection of office furniture inspired by the board game Monopoly takes the goal of a comfy, fun workplace to a new level.

10 Tips To Avoid Workplace Injuries

To mark National Preparedness Month, a personal injury attorney shares tactics and tips for workers to protect themselves from serious on-the-job injuries.

Friday Funny: Is Your Co-workers’ Behavior NSFW?

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.

Manufacturing Facility Celebrates 7M Production Hours Without Lost Time

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.

Why Flexible, Open Office Furniture Is Vital For Quickly Growing Companies

When done right, an open office can help the financial health of a business, and also enhance productivity and engagement for its hardworking employees.

The Top 6 Benefits Of An Office Relocation

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.

Friday Funny: The Early Bird Gets The Worm (Especially On Monday)

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.

Safe + Sound Week Kicks Off August 12

Throughout this week-long event, OSHA encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.

Managing Workforce Fatigue Maximizes Workforce Efficiency

Fatigue is often overlooked in employer safety programs, yet can be detrimental to an organization and put employees and their peers at risk.

Employees Prefer Variety When It Comes To Office Space

Workers prefer personal, private office space, but varied office types — including both collaborative and quiet spaces — help them be as productive as possible.

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

Factoring In Ergonomic Furniture

Benefits should exceed costs when office ergonomics is done right.

New Restroom Occupancy Indicator Viewable From Multiple Locations

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.

Which Summer Benefits Do Workers Really Want?

Flexible schedules and early fridays top employees' summer wish lists, according to a new survey from Accountemps. What's offered at your facility?

Employees Would Choose Job Happiness Over A Bigger Paycheck

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.

Live Moss Wellness Walls From Verdure

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.

Design For Daylighting

Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.

The (Tech) Elephant In The Room

Smart building technology has the potential to deliver many operational benefits, but success ultimately depends on human understanding.

75% Of Employers Say Opioid Use Impacts Their Workplace

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.

Scope Today, Success Tomorrow: Operations Benefits Of Your Scope Of Work

The operational benefits of clear, comprehensive Scopes of Work extend beyond the budget estimate and ripple throughout the life of the project.

How Younger Managers Are Shaping The Future Of Work

By 2028, 73 percent of all departments will have remote workers, according to Upwork's third annual Future Workforce Report.

Could You Disconnect From Email?

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. 

Making The Move, From Paper To Digital

Converting building information assets to a digital document management system pays dividends.

Sourcing Your Scope Of Work: The How And What

A Scope of Work sets the tone for your whole project, so make sure you leave no stone unturned and no question un-asked.

Workplace Technology Falls Short When Compared To Consumer Tech

Employees wish their workplace technology was as easy and powerful as their personal technology, according to a survey by The Workforce Institute at Kronos. 

What Is A Scope Of Work And Why Does It Matter?

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.

Smart Buildings And Workplace Strategies For The Future

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.

Friday Funny: Is A Tidy Office The Key To Happiness?

A cluttered work area can make employees unhappy and stressed. On the other hand, it could win you $5,000.

Three Tips For Effective Power And Charging Solutions

With the rise of mobile technology and more millennials in the workforce, productivity depends on effective charging solutions.

Five Steps To Encourage Active Commuting

Only 3% of the American workforce commutes to work by bike or on foot with any frequency, despite many clear benefits.

Wellbeing, Technology Drive Workplace Productivity

Employers are prioritizing total wellbeing and embracing technology to drive workplace productivity and employee satisfaction, according to a new survey from Buck.

Staying Smart And Safe: A Facilities Team Guideline

Consider these simple safety habits to prevent facilities workers from experiencing workplace injury.

Friday Funny: 15 Coolest Workplace Perks For 2019

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.

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