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Sit-Stand Desks

The standing desk is a trend that is returning to many offices.  By altering time spent sitting at the computer with time spent standing at your computer, you can give your circulation a boost, your eyes a break, your knees a flex and quite possibly,...

Make Time For Movement

Are you stuck working in a cubicle or desk all day long?  If the only time you stretch your legs is to go to the restroom or water cooler, keep on reading.  It is important to fit some physical activity into your workday to maintain...

Staying On Top Of Your Job During The Holidays

Do you have a hard time getting any work done at the office during the holidays?  I find myself constantly distracted by Christmas music, goodies coming into the office, decorations and lights, vendors dropping off a card with well wishes, and the temptation to get...

Easy Steps for an Eco-Friendly Office

Creating an eco-friendly office is easier than you may think.  Through a combination of environmentally conscious furniture and instituting environmental practices, your company can to its part to make a positive impact on the environment.   For instance, have you ever thought about what happens to the...

Office Gift Exchange Ideas

Like it or not, it’s time for holiday gift giving at the office.  If you’ve been doing Secret Santa exchanges for so many years that he’s no longer a secret, it may be time to find a new way to get your co-workers into the...

Gratitude at Work

Because of the lack of appreciation prevalent in the workplace today, it's easy to fall into the trap of complaining about the annoying co-worker, the demanding boss, the department that just can't get its act together, without realizing that each grumble and complaint is like...

Making Your Workplace Secure

After my last post about how vulnerable your desktop can be (see here), I started thinking about the many security issues that exist in the office.  As employers and employees, we are better off taking proactive steps to ensure that we are safe in the...

Messy Workstation = Vulnerable Workstation

Cleaning up your workspace is most likely at the very bottom of your to-do list.  It is one of those never ending tasks that are too hard to make time for.  We have all seen the studies that prove that you can be more productive...

Workplaces to Enhance Wellbeing

  When businesses make a financial case for green buildings, they often focus on energy efficiency because it is easy to measure the cost and benefits. However, the opportunity to increase employee productivity, even by a small percentage is a much greater financial plus, even if...

Effective Email

Are you the frequent recipient of emails that are way too long?  Even worse, are you the guilty party sending out these essay-like emails?  Long emails are disrespectful to the time of others, often take too long to get to the point, and usually do...