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A new study reveals that employees are more than twice as likely to avoid discussing concerns with remote colleagues.


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A new study reveals that employees are more than twice as likely to avoid discussing concerns with remote colleagues.

Productivity

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


Working From Home: Is Distance Destroying Dialogue?

A new study reveals that employees are more than twice as likely to avoid discussing concerns with remote colleagues.

As Employees Return, Counter Work-From-Home Fatigue

Many organizations are adopting a hybrid way of working, giving employees more autonomy and flexibility around where or how they work.

One In Three Workers Frustrated With Job-Related Technology

Tech aggravation can lead to bigger issues impacting employee engagement, customer experience, and business results, according to new Eagle Hill research.

Five Tips For Improving Manufacturing Facility Productivity

A new productivity guide from Tork is inspired by kaizen, the Japanese management philosophy that advocates all employees be engaged in improving a business.

Despite More Work, Less Socializing, Workers Happy Working Remotely

New study of the COVID-19 American Workforce reveals that employees like working remotely; employers cite greater workforce productivity, increasing diversity still a concern.

The Pandemic At One Year: Business Owners’ Three Biggest Challenges 

Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.

Schneider Electric Offers Employees Workplace Flexibility

Thousands of Schneider Electric employees across the U.S. will have access to Upflex’s network of more than 2,100 coworking spaces.

Looking To Reorganize Your Janitorial Closet?

These five tips will help create an efficient and organized janitorial closet so that custodial services can perform at peak levels.

New Office For Facility Executive

Group C Media, Inc. has moved to a new office designed for productivity now, and in the future.

Tech For A Safe Return To Work

Do not buy that COVID-19 technology tool until you have asked these four questions.

HAT Collective Launches In North America

The HAT Collective brand unifies a range of office products from several brands, including HAT Contract, SiS Ergo, and Innovative.

Five Strategies For Leveraging AI, IoT For A Safe Return To Work

Facility managers are looking to technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help employees safety return to work.

Remote Working Continues: Five Crucial Questions

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise around the world, Questionmark encourages employers to ask five crucial questions about their remote work readiness. 

Are Your Workplace And Workforce Management Best Practices Ready For A Post-Pandemic World?

Establishing an updated set of workplace and workforce management best practices that better reflects the profound changes in the way we work will be essential as we roll into 2021.

Preparing Your Distribution Center For The Holiday Rush

Preparing for the holidays every year is challenging. This year, distribution center managers have to consider the role that COVID-19 plays in every aspect of operations.

A Pandemic At Work: Employee Anxiety And Return To Work Demands

A new report from Udemy provides a look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on American workers and the workplace.

Federal Employees Who Telework Are More Productive, Motivated

Nearly 70 percent of federal employees who telework want to increase telework, only three percent want to telework less than they did prior to COVID-19, finds a new survey from Eagle Hill Consulting.

Many Employees Feel Less Productive During COVID-19 Pandemic

Companies are adjusting to the new work-from-home world with mental health support and workday changes.

Employers Should Brace For Increased Employee Substance Misuse

As the country reopens from the coronavirus shutdown, National Safety Council urges employers to prepare for a surge in addiction issues and offers guidance for proper handling.

Humanscale Introduces WellGuard Separation Panels

New separation panels limit the spread of airborne particles between workstations, helping to ensure a safer return to the workplace.

Execs Expect More Teleworking, Even One Year After COVID-19

A new survey reveals the majority of human resources executives expect the shift toward teleworking to continue, even one year after COVID-19 substantially subsides.

Paths To Improved Indoor Air Quality

For facility management, here’s the 4-1-1 on MERV ratings and supplemental filtration strategies.

Friday Funny: Are We Ready To Work From Home?

Many employees are suddenly working from home to try to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. The Internet is ready with the memes.

The New Expectations In Facility Management: Smart. Connected. Tailored

In just a few decades, facility management has morphed from a mere provider of services to a key cog in the business growth engine.

COVID-19 Pandemic: 5 Tips To Help Employees Work From Home

Does your organization urgently need employees to work from home due to COVID-19? Try these five helpful tips.

Employees Face Safety, Security Issues In Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces have challenges many traditional offices don't, such as lack of privacy, limited space, distractions, and security issues.

Purpose-Based Design For The Workplace

Successful workplaces are not designed by looks alone. Purpose-based design is about finding the right balance between looks and functionality.

Hydro Systems Improves Laundry Process

The Hydro Connect Real-Time Module helps laundries operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and quickly address any abnormal conditions.

Did You Miss Our “How Technology Can Increase Workplace Productivity” Webinar?

This free video webinar will provide insight on how and where to apply technology tools for a streamlined, productive workplace.

Access To Water Impacts Employee Wellbeing, Productivity

Waterlogic survey shows offering access to hot and cold filtered water can increase employee wellbeing and productivity, and keep plastic bottles out of landfills.

What Are The World’s “Most Hated” Office Tasks?

Over 75 percent of office workers say employees shouldn't spend time on tasks that can be automated, according to Automation Anywhere survey.

MetLife First Life Insurance Company To Earn Fitwel Building Certifications

Fitwel measures the health impact of a building based on how it promotes occupant safety, how it increases physical activity, and how it affects the health of the surrounding community.

Tackling HVAC Deferred Maintenance

Work toward optimizing HVAC systems by implementing these practical solutions.

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.

Amerlux’s People-First Solution Boosts Comfort, Productivity

Amerlux's new AERUS lighting solution maximizes technological advances in electronics and optics to create better work environments that promote productivity and employee health.

AR/VR Will Be As Common As Smartphones In The Workplace

New report shows that enterprise adoption of AR/VR will hinge on worker acceptance and the influence of consumer technology.

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.

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