Tag: Productivity

Managing The Connectivity Conundrum

The Connectivity Conundrum threatens to undermine information mobility, a state where the precise business information employees need is instantly accessible wherever and whenever it's required to conquer the challenge at hand.

Friday Funny: Common And Strange Productivity Killers

Expert offers tips for productive procrastination in light of new CareerBuilder Survey results.

Friday Funny: If I Can’t Hear You, I Can’t Work

Businesses are losing more than $49 million a week as employees waste time hunting for cell phone reception in the workplace to take business calls.
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FM Frequency: The Free Range Office

Is the heightened focus on collaboration and interaction in the workplace causing occupants to lose their focus?
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During Flu Season, Don’t Forget The Breakroom

It may be surprising to learn that the breakroom is a primary hotspot harboring germs in the workplace.

Friday Funny: Wasting Time Making Copies

New survey from Brother International Corporation reveals that companies with centralized copiers and printers can waste thousands of hours a year.
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Question of the Week: Open Office Plan

Open office plans are touted for encouraging collaboration, reducing real estate costs, and increasing overall productivity. But the lack of privacy and possibly problematic acoustics can also present a downside.

Friday Funny: When Dog Days Are A Good Thing

While some facilities professionals have had to deal with the practical (and sometimes not so pleasant) hygienic aspects of pets in the workplace, employees can often benefit. If you have any dog tales to share, there is a contest out there waiting for you.
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New Study Looks At Wage Garnishment Rates Among U.S. Workers

ADP Research Institute® study offers first in-depth look at garnishment rates by type, income, age, and gender.
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Labor Day Thoughts On Stress And The American Worker

A recent study found the negative effects of workplace stress vary by gender and, to a lesser extent, age.
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Culture Of Workplace Safety Can Deliver Bottom Line Results

Traditionally, companies have kept their health and safety functions separate, hindering collaboration even though it is crucial for organizations to integrate these functions.
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Friday Funny: Service Call Debacles Can Cost Businesses Big Bucks

The Comcast phone call from hell has been making the rounds, going viral and shaming the company into issuing public apologies for its atrocious treatment of one lone customer. Alas, there are all too many of these incidents out there, and Comcast is not the only offender. And when Americans waste time dealing with service industry issues during work hours, businesses take a massive productivity hit.

Does Anyone Work 40 Hours A Week Anymore?

The survey results prompted PGi to launch a campaign, (#TakeBack60) dedicated to providing productivity tips, technology resources, and work/life balance ideas to help workers reclaim 60 minutes from their overworked week.

Do Workplace Wellness Initiatives Go Far Enough?

Employers "care about my health," say workers, but could do more to back it up. Two out of three employees surveyed feel their employer cares, but fewer see tangible evidence.
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Friday Funny: Why Don’t We Get Anything Done?

Employers share the most unusual things they've caught employees doing when they should have been working.
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Friday Funny: Do Bosses Prefer Night Owls Or Early Birds?

Even after statistically controlling for total work hours, employees who started work earlier in the day were rated by their supervisors as more conscientious, and thus received higher performance ratings.
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Furniture Trends: Setting The Stage

Creating a workplace fit for today and the future requires insight from facility managers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Pink Noise Vs. White Noise

Pink noise is becoming more popular in business settings, potentially increasing productivity and concentration among employees. But is it superior to white noise?

New Research Identifies Trust As A Business Critical Issue

Report identifies the eight drivers of trust and the effects of key external factors on individual well-being and motivation; suggests that employers leverage these drivers to build sustainable high performance.
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Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
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Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

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This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .