News

How offices should look in a world with the coronavirus

The World Health Organisation and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidelines for heading back into offices during the pandemic. WHO recommends that all workspaces be at least 3 feet apart, that medical face masks be easily available for workers, and that hand-hygiene stations be installed […]
How offices should look in a world with the coronavirus
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How an architecture firm designed its office to make its workers healthier and more collaborative, with movable ‘green walls’ and air quality control

The architecture firm M Moser designs offices that foster collaboration, beginning with environmental factors. The company’s Manhattan office features temperature-changing lights, movable “green walls” with plant life, and air quality control monitors. The goal, according to M Moser designers and strategists, is to create an office that actually makes workers […]
How an architecture firm designed its office to make its workers healthier and more collaborative, with movable ‘green walls’ and air quality control
Tech

Silicon Valley’s newest startup trend? Shoeless office policies.

Silicon Valley startups are offering no-shoes office policies, allowing employees to spend the workday in house slippers, socks, or barefoot. It’s the latest trend that embodies the region’s famous pared-down office culture. Here’s what it’s like in the shoeless offices of Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Silicon Valley’s newest startup trend? Shoeless office policies.
Strategy

11 people reveal what they wish their bosses knew about them

When it comes to your job, chances are, there are certain things you wish your employer knew about you. From sharing your long-term goals with your boss to talking about your personal work style, communicating with your manager can lead to positive changes in your work life. We asked 11 […]
11 people reveal what they wish their bosses knew about them
Strategy

How to defuse an office conflict, in 60 seconds or less

The average US employee spends nearly three hours a week involved in conflict, according to Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, a conflict resolution consulting firm. That’s $US359 billion in paid hours lost. To quickly de-escalate a sudden conflict, founder Jeremy Pollack recommends the LEAF strategy. That stands for listen, empathise, apologise, and […]
How to defuse an office conflict, in 60 seconds or less
Strategy

How to make your coworkers like you, in 60 seconds or less

Your work life will be more enjoyable if you have a good working relationship with your coworkers. Luckily, there are quick and easy things you can do to get on good terms with your coworkers. We spoke to career advice experts to find out simple ways to be a considerate […]
How to make your coworkers like you, in 60 seconds or less
Strategy

A Japanese startup created a 55-question test that uses AI to pinpoint exactly what makes employees tick, and companies are paying thousands to use it

The Japanese startup Attuned devised a 55-question test for companies to give their employees to find out exactly what motivates them. The test uses AI to score each employee by how much they are motivated by competition, autonomy, feedback, financial needs, and seven other values. Companies are paying thousands of […]
A Japanese startup created a 55-question test that uses AI to pinpoint exactly what makes employees tick, and companies are paying thousands to use it
Strategy

Forget the traditional boss-employee relationship — people are saying they have their boss’ phone number, have met their partners, and have even exercised together

More people are becoming friends with their bosses. Meeting your boss’ significant other, going to their home, and texting them are fairly common practices, according to an Olivet Nazarene University survey of 3,000 workers. It shows just how casual American office culture has become. There’s nothing like embarking on road […]
Forget the traditional boss-employee relationship — people are saying they have their boss’ phone number, have met their partners, and have even exercised together
Strategy

‘She just threatened me to take more vacation!’ The story of a Netflix employee whose boss insisted he take 2 weeks off holds an important lesson for any company

Many American workers don’t use all their paid vacation days, if they’re granted vacation days at all. Two Netflix recruiters revealed on the podcast “We Are Netflix” that, at their company, employees are often encouraged to take more vacation if they have been in the office too long. Netflix is […]
‘She just threatened me to take more vacation!’ The story of a Netflix employee whose boss insisted he take 2 weeks off holds an important lesson for any company
BI / Research

Here’s how to attract and keep millennial workers

The mantra that in the modern economy and jobs market workers will change jobs often over their lifetimes seems to be taken as gospel. It comes with the clear implication that the changes in technology, the economy, and the working environment are driving this constant job shifting and workers aren’t […]
Here’s how to attract and keep millennial workers