How to Increase Productivity at the Office

Imagine an ideal workday: everything goes according to plan and time for creative work is ample and uninterrupted. As dreamy as that sounds, it’s often unrealistic. And though you can’t always control the events of your workday, you can set yourself up to increase productivity at the office. Here’s how: Tackle important items in the morning.  While checking email may seem like a

By | September 3rd, 2015|Productivity, Wellbeing|

Need to Work while on Vacation? How to do it the Right Way.

No matter how hard we try, sometimes we just can’t get away from our work, even on vacation. Whether it be a few days or a few weeks, the likelihood of completely abandoning your work during vacations is pretty miniscule. However, having fun and being productive don’t have to be mutually exclusive. There are ways to enjoy your vacation while still

By | May 28th, 2015|Productivity, Wellbeing|

5 Reasons You Should Stand at Your Next Meeting

In case you've been working in a mine for the last few years and haven't heard this yourself, research is showing that being too sedentary during the work day can be harmful to your health. (Though if you have been working in a mine, you've probably not had any issues logging enough movement on your Fitbit from 9 to 5!) I recently

By | March 19th, 2015|Wellbeing|

Say “No” to Your Phone & Laptop: 5 Reasons to Unplug.

Be honest with yourself: Are you physically attached to your smartphone or laptop? (guilty!) Are you constantly updating all forms of social media and scanning e-mail inbox like a watchdog? Do you sleep no further than a foot away from your phone? If this is you, the holidays provide the perfect time to unplug from technology. As someone who is

By | December 16th, 2014|Wellbeing|

Can’t Stop Snacking at Work? Tips on beating the habit.

The office kitchen, stocked full of snacks and sodas, is a temptation to every busy professional. I don’t know about you, but I love munching on trail mix or chocolate covered berries while I’m at the office. It’s like my brain fuel and helps to calm me down whenever I’m overwhelmed by my to-do list or my never-ending email inbox.  On

By | October 21st, 2014|Wellbeing|

How Healthy is Your Workplace?

If you think about the number of hours you spend sitting at your desk and in your office area, it's extremely important to make sure your workplace is a healthy, welcoming environment. Here are some of the more common unhealthy factors in workplaces across the country—and several tips to help you improve the health of your workplace! Germs and Bacteria: I'll

By | September 2nd, 2014|Wellbeing|

5 Reasons Women Entrepreneurs Are So Happy

American women entrepreneurs are among the happiest people in the world. Their happiness levels surge as they grow their businesses, according to the  2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report. American women entrepreneurs ranked their well-being higher than other women in the U.S., higher than women entrepreneurs in other countries and higher than men. 1. Being your own boss Ellen Winkler,

By | July 30th, 2014|Wellbeing|

Finding Balance: When You Need to Work While on Vacation

Ahhh... summer is here. And with summer comes a slower, more relaxing schedule—or not! If you're a small business owner with only a few employees or the owner and ONLY employee, you know that it's basically impossible to ever completely take time off. Yes, you can work ahead or hire temporary help, but usually only for a day or so,

By | July 28th, 2014|Wellbeing|

Jeremy Friend’s Customized Buoy Puts a New Spin on Wellbeing

As we continue to learn about wellbeing in the workplace, Steelcase researchers have uncovered more factors at play than whether employees have access to natural light or on-campus fitness centers. Instead, our wellbeing is connected to several factors, including the freedom to be authentic, which we experience when we’re allowed to express our personalities in the office. READ MORE: wellbeing

By | June 17th, 2014|Wellbeing|

10 Ways Management Can Model Wellbeing

It’s taken us a while to recognize what Eastern cultures have acknowledged for centuries: wellbeing involves more than a gym membership—it encompasses the mental, physical and emotional aspects of individuals. Steelcase research not only supports this holistic view of wellbeing, but shows that as the implications of wellbeing grow, people are actively seeking health and balance constantly, especially during the

By | June 11th, 2014|Wellbeing|

4 Ways to Keep Active While Working a Desk Job

We've all seen those scary headlines proclaiming that “Sitting is Killing You”. To combat the negative effects of sitting, formerly fringe concepts like treadmill/cycling/standing desks are becoming more known. While those alternatives are becoming more widespread, it is still hard for workers to actually IMPLEMENT those options. But there are ways to build more movement into your day, even if

By | June 2nd, 2014|Wellbeing|

10 Healthy BYO Lunch Ideas

Brown-bagging is the new power lunch! It’s healthier, cheaper, and more accommodating than eating out. If you do it right, it’s even more convenient. If you find yourself wincing over memories of the cream-cheese-and-jelly sandwiches of your youth, take heart: It’s a whole new age of lunchbox packing, and you’re on the vanguard. Here are 10 super BYO lunch ideas

By | May 14th, 2014|Wellbeing|

How to Work Without Neck Pain

There is nothing worse than having pain all day while you're working. You're trapped at your desk, but you've got a stack of to-do's that you've got to power through. Suddenly, you're noticing some pain that wasn't there before. Sound like you? It could be the way you are working is causing your wrist, back and neck aches. I'm not

By | May 8th, 2014|Wellbeing|

10 Reasons to Foster Wellbeing in Your Workspace

If you've been thinking that wellbeing is all about cholesterol levels or how many miles you can run, we'd like you to consider something more. Our parent company, Steelcase Inc., defines wellbeing as the overall physical, mental and emotional health of an individual, and highlights the fact that both our material and social environments contribute to how we feel. Why

By | April 22nd, 2014|Wellbeing|

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