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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...

Proxemics in the Office

Proxemics is the study of the communicative aspects of personal space and territory.  Everyone is surrounded by an invisible zone of psychological comfort that follows us everywhere we travel.  This protective bubble acts as a buffer zone against unwanted touching and attacks.  Our comfort zone...

Taking a Stand

A survey conducted by WorkRite® Ergonomics www.workriteergo.comshows that "taking a stand" at the office could help relieve the aches and pains of many office workers.  More than 89 percent of the nearly 500 office workers responding to WorkRite's "How Long Can You Stand to Sit?"...

A Cluttered Desk

I recently ran into this informative article written by Stephen Bucaro of  Bucaro TecHelp.  It really made me stop and think about what the clutter on my desk is saying.  I hope you find this information as interesting and helpful as I did.  Enjoy!   I followed...

Open or Closed Office Layout?

Most offices will have either open or closed work environments.  I would like to discuss the pros and cons of both of these layouts to help you better plan for your own office.   Open work environments are often thought of as one giant room with no...

Making a Green Move

Earth911 recently shared an article on their website about their move to a green building and how they tried to make the entire move as green as possible.  If your office is looking for a new, green space or if you just want some great...

Multi-Generational Workforces

I recently ran into an interesting article by Terry Carroll, Market Intelligence Manager for Kimball Office.  Carroll explained that to fully understand how the mind works at work, we must first appreciate the office environment we work in, and understand how workplace dynamics complement the...