Conversations at work don’t necessarily have to be all business, all the time, to be valuable. The company mandate to keep non-work related conversations to a minimum is now outdated, and people are changing the way they think about socialization in [...]
Even though digital technology has reduced the amount of paper we use in the office, clutter is still a problem. Between personal items, notes, files, tech gadgets, books, and pens, it’s very easy for desks to get messy. But clutter is more than just [...]
When workplaces support employee wellness, everybody wins. Business owners can see benefits such as improved productivity and reduced absenteeism, while employees are more likely to feel happier and more engaged. But supporting wellbeing in the offic [...]
One of the hotly debated topics in workplace and classroom design is how to encourage movement. As technology has grown over the past few decades, people have started to lead more sedentary lifestyles. Obesity rates are on the rise and some studies h [...]
One of the workplace’s greatest enemies? The post-lunch dip. Read how you can avoid a slump in productivity after lunch.
Learn why biophilic design, using elements of nature in design, is taking over offices everywhere and how to incorporate it into your own office.
Looking for a way to stimulate your mind at work? Multi-sensory design uses all five senses to create a creative space to engage and inspire.
Combat the physical and mental challenges employees face in winter and update your office so they stay healthy and happy. Here are ways you can help.
Working outside leads to healthier and happier employees. Here's how outdoor office spaces work and what to keep in mind when designing one.
There's more to great design than furniture. The right lighting is critical to productivity and reducing eye strain in the office. Here's what to know.
We've all been part of meetings that drone on and become an exhausting part of the work day. If you've ever thought there must be a better way of sharing information without sitting around a table for hours, consider standing meetings. Standing meeti [...]
The office does more than providing a place to work — it can also deeply impact your mood and your productivity. Employees who have control over their workspaces are happier, healthier and, ultimately, more productive, says Meredith Wells-Lepley, Ph. [...]
There’s an undeniable link between creativity and wellbeing in the workplace. As Steelcase research has shown, "people who are happier at work are more productive – they are more engaged, more creative and have better concentration." In today's compe [...]
Science proves what we already know to be true: nobody performs well under pressure. Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry finds that judgment, decision-making, attenti [...]
Giving thanks year-round can lift your spirits now and throughout the year. Because while the beginning of the holiday season is joyful to many, it can jumpstart a season of anxiety and sadness for others. Expressing gratitude and focusing on the goo [...]