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Spring Cleaning Your Files

Have you ever thought about spring cleaning your filing cabinets?  To be honest, I never have.  In fact, I almost die of embarrassment every time a co-worker has to get into one of my filing cabinets.  Cleaning out and re-organizing files some how always slips...

Selecting the Right Office Chair

The best way to select a good office chair is to test it firsthand.  If possible, the person who will be using the chair should take it for a test drive.  Doug Fowler of www.buy-office-chairs.com shares some great guidelines to assist you in the process...

Your Mind At Work

An article about cognition and organization recently caught my eye.  I came across the article on officeinsight.comwritten by Terry Carrol, Kent Reyling and Jay Henriott of Kimball Office.  The article explores some of the different ways that minds work.   Everyone organizes his or her mind and...

Great Tips to Go Green at the Office

Whether you are the boss or the employee, these simple, practical changes of habit can save energy and resources at work.    1.  Be bright about lighting   44% of the electricity used in office buildings is from artificial lighting.  Make it a habit to turn off the lights...

Improve Your Work Environment

In our January Newletter, I posted some tips on how to make your work environment better. Since many of you may not subscribe to the New Life Office Newsletter (sign up here), I thought I would repost these great tips that will help you improve...

Advantages of Plants in the Workplace

Plants in the workplace offer more than just aesthetic value.  Studies have shown that they help reduce stress, enhance employee attitudes, increase productivity, and improve air quality.   Research done by Dr. Roger S. Ulrich of Texas A&M University, Helen Russell of Surry University, England as well...

Energy Efficient Office Equipment

According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, office equipment accounts for 16 percent of a office’s energy use.  Years ago, a six person office would have had one electric typewriter and one photocopier for a connected load of about 600 watts.  Today, that same office...

Make Your Break Room Count

Have you ever considered that the way you set up your office break room can have a material effect on your company’s revenues and profitability?  That’s right, I’m talking about the room that is typically the most undervalued and underappreciated in the office. Before you send...

Art in the Workplace

Marketing research has proven that art in the workplace has a measurable, positive influence on both clients and employees.  This is why the world's top companies invest in workplace art, they recognize its role as an effective form of internal branding.   According to studies conducted by...

Employee Control of Lighting & Temperature

Productivity has traditionally been regarded and measured as work output per man-hour. Today, in non-industrial organizations, productivity is being regarded as a broad range of positive outcomes, with job satisfaction being a leading outcome. Job satisfaction has become increasingly important, particularly for office workers, due...