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The New Workplace: From Sleeping Pods To Meditation Areas, Co-Working Spaces Are Leaving No Stone Unturned To Lure Millennial Worker

It's no wonder then that these spaces are becoming increasingly popular with companies. "We are not really focusing on start-ups. We are extremely enterprise-focused. The potential in this market is to convince people who are looking for conventional office spaces to come and sit within co-working spaces show them the benefits of a shared economy tell them that by sharing certain portions of your offices you can reduce the costs
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How Does Office Space Affect Company Culture?

Christina Clark says one of real estate's challenges is that it is inherently inflexible. SAN FRANCISCO-Whether there are three to four people in a room or open space offices or large amounts of square footage, these characteristics affect the way employees socialize around one another, and how they engage with the overall company. Many companies focus on the perks of an office that look flashy, but ultimately can hurt overall
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EXPERIENCE-LED ENVIRONMENTS Organizations, investors and owners of real estate seek elevated workplace experiences that promote innovation and collaboration. We explore how amenities, services, and programing, designed with the personalization, convenience and technology at the core, are creating environments powered by experience. Read more on goo.gl/pJFpN1.
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How Humans And Ai Are Working Together In 1,500 Companies

Companies see the biggest performance gains when humans and smart machines collaborate. While AI will radically alter how work gets done and who does it, the technology's larger impact will be in complementing and augmenting human capabilities, not replacing them. In our research involving 1,500 companies, we found that firms achieve the most significant performance improvements when humans and machines work together. To take full advantage of this collaboration, companies
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What Not To Do When You\’Re Trying To Motivate Your Team

A 10-year study of more than 200,000 employees shows that 79% of employees who quit their jobs cite a lack of appreciation as a key reason, and according to Gallup's 2017 "State of the American Workplace" report, only 21% agree their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. During a break from an executive team meeting I was facilitating, I watched one executive say
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Different Generations, Different Office Needs How Is This Shifting?

The typical Millennial is such a hot topic of late, it would be easy to forget that any other generation exists, particularly when it comes to the workplace. While this makes sense, it also overlooks a problem - ignoring the needs of other generations in the workplace is not a good idea. Gen X is the generation above Millennials, born between 1965 and the early 80s - many older Millennials
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The Four-Day Work Week Is Good For Business

This spring, a New Zealand company tried a new experiment: Employees could work four standard days instead of five, but would be paid their usual salary. "If I gave people a day off a week to do all the other stuff that got in the way-all the little problems that you might have outside of work-would you then get better productivity in the office in the four days when people
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These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn

In a recent paper, I investigate these questions by looking at the connection between personality traits and lifetime earnings among men at different ages. The overall effect of personality on lifetime earnings is large - in the same order of magnitude as the average lifetime earnings difference between high school and college graduates in my sample: over $1.2 million. The benefit of linking earnings later in life to personality measured
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Here\’S What\’S Most Likely To Make An Employee Want To Stay

A Suite & Co survey showed that salaries didn't always determine whether an employee chose to stay on at a company. Employees prefer to receive praise for their work, to be close to their workplace and to be in pleasant surroundings. According to a survey carried out by consulting firm Suite & Co, employees' expectations of their workplace and the demands placed on an employee by his or her role
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Sit-Stand And Standing Desks \’Do Not Reduce Sitting Significantly\’

The consultant reports that it has "Found no significant difference between the effects of standing desks and sit-stand desks on reducing sitting at work". The use of sit-stand desks seems to reduce workplace sitting on average by 84 to 116 minutes a day. Sit-stand desks also seem to reduce total sitting time and the duration of workplace sitting bouts that last 30 minutes or longer. One study compared standing desks