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Losing Employees to Competitors? Modern Workspaces Can Help You Keep Them

Employees want tech in the office -- here's how to give it to them

During the Great Recession, employees clung to their jobs for dear life. Now, a decade later, they’re walking away from them voluntarily. A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 2.3 percent of working Americans willingly quit their jobs in ...

by Scott Schoenberger  | January 16, 2019 12:00:00
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7 Ways Your Office Affects Productivity (Without Your Realizing It)

Pay attention to good lighting, attention to ambient noise levels and the installation of plants

Human behavior is hard to predict, but we know it can be significantly influenced in subtle ways. You may not just be able to drastically improve your (or your team’s) productivity by introducing a new tool that helps them stay better organized, ...

by Anna Johansson  | November 16, 2018 08:00:00
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6 Scientifically Proven Moves You Can Make to Boost Office Productivity

Who knew plants were anything more than a decorative touch?

In any company, no matter how big or small, time is money. Mastering the art of getting things done (a.k.a., productivity) thus proves very important to creating and maintaining success.Both the physical environment and culture of a business play a role in ...

by Moe Kittaneh  | June 21, 2018 06:00:00
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7 Ways to Get Better at Working With Others

Clarity and kindness go a long way

Success is impossible without communication and collaboration. While your business idea might begin in your head, in order to scale your company you’re going to need other people to help realize and execute your vision. But even if you're still in the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 14, 2018 02:00:00
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Office Relationships Work a Lot Like Those With Friends and Family

Confront problems head on and face-to-face because you are going to be seeing that face every day

I will never forget the moment I realized I will spend more time in an office than in my home. I was about a week into my first “real” job. It’s tough to come to terms with the fact that our time ...

by Brittany Larsen  | May 30, 2018 06:00:00
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The Secret to Employee Happiness -- Revealed

Making the office a place employees enjoy going to each day is easier than it sounds

People often confuse happiness and wellness as being one and the same. But while both are essential to the employee experience, they’re far from synonymous. Rather, employee happiness is a wellness factor: By focusing on happiness just as they would physical and mental health, employers ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | April 24, 2018 12:00:00
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These 5 Simple Tweaks Will Make Your Office More Productive

Rethink everything from how you schedule conference rooms to temperature control

Thanks to the rise of mobility tools like Slack, Google Hangouts and the newly announced Facebook Workplace, fewer and fewer workers rely on an office to get work done every day. As a result, nearly 37 percent of the workforce elects to work remotely at ...

by Justin Lee  | April 17, 2018 06:00:00
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Is There a Hoarder on Your Staff?

How do you draw the line between respecting someone's space and excessive clutter?

You’ve likely seen the TV shows about people with extreme hoarding habits. You may even have this tendency yourself. A hoarder's home is stuffed with items ranging from old magazines to clothes to collectibles. The hoarder’s inability to part with items makes ...

by John Boitnott  | April 02, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) Want to Sell an Idea to Your Boss? Check This Out

Here are a few tips and tricks for pitching up the chain of command

Convincing someone to give your idea a shot is no easy task, especially when it’s your boss. While it may sound like a daunting task, pitching new ideas can come easy with a few simply tricks.For starters, make sure you’re prepared to sell your idea, and that ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 31, 2018 02:00:00
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5 Ways You Can Boost Productivity in Your Office Without a Complete Overhaul

Simply creating a comfortable, safe environment and eliminating bad habits will do the trick

American productivity has long been in decline. In fact, a study by Gallup and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness found that despite significant improvements in job growth and unemployment since the Great Recession, the United States's fading productivity and other factors have left the nation’s ...

by Anna Johansson  | March 25, 2018 08:00:00
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How to Stop Taking Things Personally at Work

If you have a tendency to take things personally, you know it can wreak havoc on your career

If you have a tendency to take things personally, you know it can wreak havoc on your career. I mean, spending upwards of eight hours in an office environment, stuck with a myriad of personalities you may (or may not) be attracted to and ...

by Solange Lopes  | March 05, 2018 08:00:00
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Here's Why This Company Encourages Employees to Decorate Other People's Cubicles

It bridges the gap between work and personal life, making employees feel more connected.

In this series, The Way We Work, Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.We all have that colleague who has a couple dozen tabs open in their web browser at any given time, letting ...

by Lydia Belanger  | February 25, 2018 12:00:00
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This Scandinavian Technique Called 'Hygge' Aims to Make Work Comfy for Employees

The Danes, after all, are the second happiest group of people on Earth. So maybe they're on to something

We've all heard it before: Danes are some of the happiest people on Earth. In fact, they continue to top the list of happy countries in the annual World Happiness Report, ranking second only to Norway in March 2017.Many suspect the Danish concept of hygge(pronounced hue-guh ) ...

by Andre Lavoie  | February 10, 2018 02:00:00