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Benefits of Art in the Office

"Businesses that invest in art in the workplace are seeing returns on their investments," according to Glen Howard, president of Strategic Philanthropy Advisors and board member of Americans for the Arts.   In 2003, the Business Committee for the Arts and the International Association for Professional Art...

Earth Day Every Day

April 22nd marks the 42nd annual Earth Day observance. Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson and was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air,...

Spring Fever at the Office

    It’s springtime! Everyone wants to be outside enjoying the fresh air, listening to the birds sing, and enjoying the beauty and fragrance of spring flowers. Unfortunately, many of us are “stuck” in an office cubicle from 9-5, only dreaming of enjoying spring.   Have no fear, here...

Chalkboard Paint in the Office

The latest office trend is a blast from the past that I would never have dreamed of seeing in use again!  That’s right, I’m talking about chalkboards.  Painting a wall in your business or even home office has become quite chic with many creative, attractive...

Take Five

What if more breaks meant more productivity?  In a recent article by the Idaho Business Review, there was mention of a study by Dr. Naomi Swanson, who is a researcher at NIOSH, which also advises the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  Along with a...

How’s Your Air?

Here’s something to think about; most people spend over 90 percent of their time indoors where they may be exposed to thousands of airborne pollutants.  Kind of makes you want to step outside and go for a walk doesn’t it!  Different products and materials indoors...

Networking with Former Co-Workers

Do you keep in touch with your former co-workers?  A recent article on careerbuilder.com advises that you keep ongoing relationships with your former co-workers because they are the cornerstones of professional networking.  If you think about it, it really is true.  They can provide resources...

Office 72 Hour Kits

For most of us, the office is our home away from home.  We spend a good chunk of our week there and are quite likely to be in the office when a natural disaster strikes.  I know, it isn't very fun to think about earthquakes,...

Benefits of Vacation

  Is it time to start putting in for vacations at the office?  Surprisingly, a good amount of employees don’t take annual vacations, in fact, there are many employees that never take them!  A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for JetBlue Airways reveals that 57...

Designing Collaborative Environments

Today’s workplace must be a collaborative environment that extracts the most value from the space, attracts and retains great talent, and reflects the aspirations of the organization. Get those things right, performance improves, workers are more effective and more efficient, innovation is nurtured, and other...