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These Are The World\’S Most Future-Proof Cities

While these changes present opportunities, many of these cities are facing challenges to their longer-term development prospects, with strains on infrastructure, high levels of inequality, issues around affordability, and environmental degradation. The leading cities for future-proofing, as identified by JLL's City Momentum Index, include major global hubs such as New York, London and Paris. The jobs and businesses of the future will be created in cities that have an ecosystem
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Why Etiquette Is More Than Saying Please

In a world where in-your-face behavior is sometimes mistaken as a strength, it's often hard to understand the rules of etiquette. Thomas: An organization can remember that incivility as a model for life or work is unsustainable. Duncan: The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate. What can people do when the leader tolerates behavior that violates the organization's professed standards?
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How Can Mindful Design Help Improve Wellness In The Workplace?

Wellness has become a major trend in the workplace within recent years and especially now in 2018, and for good reason - failure to stay healthy and stress-free at work has according to research, been shown to cost the UK up to 314.9 billion in sickness and injury, during 2015/6 alone. From health initiatives to flexible working hours, there are many ways to help alleviate stress and encourage healthy living
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Workplace Flexibility Can Impact How You Attract, Hire, And Retain Talent

In the work environment, flexibility means affording employees the opportunity to make their own choices as to when, where, and how they engage in work related projects and tasks. In order to hire and maintain the right talent, you will have to create and customize a comfortable work environment. The reality that's a bit hard to swallow for some managers is that it doesn't really matter when, where, and how
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How Wood Can Increase Productivity In The Workplace

Report has proven that weaving wood into your office design and workplace can be a major driver of wellbeing, job satisfaction and productivity. The report showed that workers who were employed in places with more wood had higher levels of satisfaction, more positive associations with their workplace, higher levels of wellbeing, higher levels of concentration as well as improved moods and personal productivity. Greater productivity from incorporating wood into the
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People On Higher Floors Of Buildings Tend To Take More Risks

People apparently take the idea of the heights of power literally. So says a group of researchers who found that being on the higher floors of a building tends to make people feel more powerful-which may lead them to take bigger financial risks. "We know that people who are taller take more risks, and we have a sense that people who are risk takers gravitate toward high-elevation activities like skydiving,
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Mindfulness May Be The Answer To Help Lower Employee Stress And Improve Productivity Opinion

Sustained levels of stress can be harmful and may lead to numerous health issues, affect professional and family relationships and contribute to poor work performance. According to United Health Foundation's most recent America's Health Rankings, Virginia ranks 8th among all 50 states for the number of poor mental health days - days in which an adult reports that their overall mental health was not good in the past 30 days
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Is It The Employer\’S Responsibility To Encourage Wellness In The Workplace?

She also believes that workplace wellness is something that every employer should strive for and there are lots of little ways to start moving the needle in the right direction. "From personal experience, I know that cultivating employee wellness leads to amazing vibes, a healthier, happier collective, and greater retention​," says Ash. According to Ash, Black Girl In Om is all about "Unapologetically claiming wellness for yourself," and she fully
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How To Encourage Deep Work In A Distracted Office

What Is Deep Work?Cal Newport, a computer scientist at Georgetown University, first coined the term in his book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. According to Newport, deep work is a set of "Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.:.By executing deep work, you can"create new value [and] improve your skill. Workplace leaders have the power
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The Secret To Disconnecting? Bring Back The \’Away\’ Message

Most people's first experience with an away message came on AOL Instant Messenger. AIM became famous for its cryptic, dramatic-song-lyric away messages-nothing signaled interpersonal drama quite like "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"-but more often it was "Out to dinner" or "Homework." It always communicated the same thing: I'm not here right now, so don't try to chat with me. Away messages helped users understand why their