When you hear the word bulling, you probably think of kids in the school yard. However, bullying is just as much of a problem in the workplace as it is at school. The reasons for bullying may be slightly different but the result is the same “ a person or group of people are the target of hostility. Workplace bullying can have a negative effect on everyone in the office. Obviously, the target(s) of the bullying suffer. They...
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Motivating employees is on every executive's mind. They are constantly looking for techniques to inspire employees and help them feel engaged in the workplace. The truth is that motivation is complicated. There is no one way to inspire employees and therein lies the difficultly. Workers need to be motivated in a variety of ways. These include their involvement in team projects, their ability to achieve goals, the sense of contributing to company goals, the atmosphere they work in and...
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Employers are learning the importance of collaboration more and more all the time. It used to be that employees simply receive tasks from their managers and completed them as directed. That approach doesn't work in the modern world because the fast-paced, ever-changing business world requires input from many different people. Gone are the days when managers made all the decisions. Today, teams collaborate to make recommendations, share information and complete work as teams instead of as individuals. This approach allows...
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Do you want to upgrade your office to make it look as modern as possible? Do you want a sleek, neat look that will send the message that your company is current and up-to-date? It's possible to achieve this look if you select the right furnishings and accessories. You have to ensure that all parts of your office fit in with the look you want to achieve. You can't combine older pieces with modern items and hope to attain...
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The average employee spends at least 40 hours a week in his or her workplace so it's important to create a calm, pleasant space. Studies have shown that employees who have a workspace they are allowed to personalize, they experience less stress, are better able to concentrate and are more highly motivated. The additional benefits to a personal workspace include privacy and fewer interruptions and distractions. If your company realizes this and has provided a personal space for each...
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Open spaces have become very popular in recent years. Many business consultants have recommended that companies add open spaces that foster collaboration and communication throughout the company. Open space is important and it has its advantages. However, it is not the only important part of an office. Cubicle office spaces also have their advantages within offices. The best approach is to study your company's needs and blend them to create the ideal office space for your employees. Open spaces...
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Your attitude towards health in the workplace is important. While you may see employee health as a good thing, it actually has tangible benefits for your business. First of all, the healthier your employees are, the less likely they are to miss work. Next, they will be happier and more productive. Your insurance costs may lower as employee health improves. When workers see that you are investing in their health and wellness, they are much more likely to feel...
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There is a lot of focus on collaboration in the office because it's so important for getting certain types of work done. It's true that teams need to meet to complete many different types of projects. The need for office collaboration space is real. Many companies have spent a lot of time creating open spaces in the workplace to foster team work and reduce isolation. However, employees need areas to do their work. Quiet and private spaces are...
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When we go out to purchase a desk, we often only look for the obvious things we desire. We think about what features we want and what would look nicest in our office, but we do not always consider circumstance. For instance, many industrial companies and warehouses prefer to use metal desks due to their durability. While this is very sensible, there are often issues with how immovable large metal desks can be. Such environments...
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Ergonomics are often overlooked when people are procuring office chairs and that is a grave mistake. Muscoskeletal health issues impact a large part of the workforce and can cost businesses a lot of money in absences. Even the smallest deviation from a proper positioning in the way we sit or in how we situate our arms or hands, can end up causing us great pain and possible injury. This is especially true if one has...
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