Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Productivity articles below.
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.
Nearly half of workers employed by technology laggards feel like outdated devices are limiting their productivity, according to a new Unisys Corporation study.
An employer with 1,000 employees can expect to lose more than $1 million each year due to employee fatigue, according to new NSC survey.
A new study looks at five top trends within today’s workplaces, and compares the findings to the initial research from over a decade ago.
Cultivating a healthy indoor environment can begin with sound daylighting strategies.
In honor of National Donut Day, we take a look at the donut's favorite sidekick, coffee, and its potential for boosting employee productivity and retention at your facility.
Gaps in operational excellence are linked to hampered productivity, unnecessary repair costs, and retiring staff.
Fifteen percent of workers have argued with a coworker about office temperature, and 19 percent have secretly changed the temperature during the summer, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.
The hour-long lunch break may be dead, and its demise may be killing employee job satisfaction at American workplaces, according to a recent survey by Tork.
The World Green Building Council report highlights the economic benefits of green building and showcases improved occupant satisfaction when health, wellbeing, and productivity features are implemented in existing green structures.
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.
Companies that discontinue remote work and other forms of flexibility undercut productivity and collaboration gains, according to new research from the Flex+Strategy Group.
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.
The American Society of Interior Designers has made available post-occupancy research for its new WELL and LEED certified headquarters in Washington, DC.
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.
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.
As demand for remote work options increase, facility planners should assess organizational culture and processes to ensure workplace design that fosters productivity for all employees.
New study finds office design and aesthetics are playing a greater role in recruiting young talent.
With daylight saving time coming to an end soon, it might be a good time to catch up on some sleep.
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.
Using mobile devices for non-work activities in the office wastes an average of 56 minutes per day, according to a new OfficeTeam survey.
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 research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.
Deploy intelligent (and dynamic) space planning strategies through the use of technology, coupled with other sources of insight into how employees work.