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Best of Green Schools 2011 | Awards by USGBC

Best of Green Schools 2011 | Awards by USGBC | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, working in conjunction with its founding sponsor, United Technologies Corp., released its inaugural Best of Green Schools 2011 list recognizing school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments.

 

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What Makes A Workspace Healthy
There are 3 factors which influence the health or wellness of the organization and its employees.
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Coworking Office Space Trend Gets Ink in The Economist

Coworking Office Space Trend Gets Ink in The Economist | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
NEW YORK—After defining coworking as “working alongside, and often collaborating with, people you wouldn’t normally,” The Economist quoted Steve King of Emergent Research saying coworking reached an inflection point about 18 months ago.
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How Technology is Changing Conferencing Rooms, Work Spaces and Classrooms

How Technology is Changing Conferencing Rooms, Work Spaces and Classrooms | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
The technologies of tomorrow promise to revolutionize how we collaborate, power our devices and navigate our world, but innovative designers are already changing these tasks with the technology of today.
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Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day - It's always the first Friday of March

 

Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. A Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition. It is always the first Friday in March.

 

Employee recognition is more powerful than any other motivator. We all know cash bonuses are spent on bills and many perks are soon forgotten. Personalizing recognition can create a memory and those memories build higher performance. Recognition can take a hundred forms and variations. Here are just a few ideas....read on...

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Tips for staying fit at office

6 tips for staying fit at the office. Find out if these can help you keep the pounds off and your muscles more toned.

 

For many Americans, work means hours spent sitting at a desk looking at a computer screen. Breaks are far and few between and usually amount to nothing more than a quick stroll across the office to refill on coffee. Such stationary work conditions lead to health problems, such as carpal tunnel from too much typing and vision loss due to staring at a screen, but also more serious ones like increased chances of obesity and heart disease because of a generally inactive lifestyle....

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Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing - Steelcase 360 Research Article

Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing - Steelcase 360 Research Article | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

For employers all over the world, wellbeing is gaining attention fast as a business issue — for good reason.

 

Especially for knowledge workers, over-the-top complexity has given rise to a host of under-met human needs. That’s a big and growing problem, not just for individuals but also for the organizations that employ them.

 

It’s not just the economy that needs to recover; the wellbeing of the workforce needs recovery, too.

 

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How to Exercise While Sitting at Your Computer

How to Exercise While Sitting at Your Computer | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
For most office workers, being glued to their desks while typing away at their computers for an average of 10 hours a day is already a part of their normal routine. However, sitting at the computer all day may not exactly be good for the...
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Working Out Inside the Office

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Sitting for long periods isn’t good for your health, so some companies are giving employees a chance to exercise while working — with innovations like treadmills attached to desks.
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How to Choose Healthy Office Furniture

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Most of us like to be surrounded by beautiful things. We might also be keen to impress our clients with the stylish furniture in our office.
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How to stay healthy in the office work place

How to stay healthy in the office work place | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
While working in an office can be rewarding, one of the frustrating aspects attributed to being employed in an office space is the lack of exercise.
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What makes for a happy workplace?

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It won’t come as breaking news that some companies are better to work for than others. Brought to you by New York Post

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A healthy workspace is a productive workplace by Regalmark Inc

A healthy workspace is a productive workplace by Regalmark Inc | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

Organizations work better when their offices are healthy, enjoyable places to be - workers are happier and productivity goes up. With modern technology and many innovative products at our fingertips, creating a healthy and green work environment is definitely an achievable goal!

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Can office habits make you sick?

Can office habits make you sick? | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

Office habits that can make you sick.  However, just showing up and work and being relatively healthy at home isn't enough. Many things you do when you're actually in the office could be making you sick.

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Where Have All the People Gone? Has technology truly influenced this space-less shift?

Where Have All the People Gone? Has technology truly influenced this space-less shift? | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

Technology has had a big impact on how we work. As few as 5 years ago, there were still people working very closely together in shared office spaces. They depended on accessing the same information at the same time — which was probably on a server in some closet that was in the office.

 

But if you’re like most office workers, then you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot fewer people around the office these days. In fact, studies show that private offices are vacant as much as 60 percent of the time.

 

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7 Last Minute Ideas for National Employee Appreciation Day

7 Last Minute Ideas for National Employee Appreciation Day | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
Forgot about National Employee Appreciation Day? Bet your employees didn't. Here are a few quick tips to keep you out of the doghouse.
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National Employee Appreciation Day 2011 - Funny Award Ideas

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Do you ever find yourself asking "When is Employee Appreciation Day?"

 

National Employee Appreciation Day occurs annually on the first Friday of the month of March. This year, it falls on Friday, March 4, 2011. If you miss it, don't worry, the entire month of March is also Employee Spirit Month!

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How to Be Happy at Work

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If you're unhappy at work--or anywhere else, for that matter--it's because you've made yourself unhappy. There's an easy way to change that.
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Best of Green Schools 2011 | Awards by USGBC

Best of Green Schools 2011 | Awards by USGBC | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, working in conjunction with its founding sponsor, United Technologies Corp., released its inaugural Best of Green Schools 2011 list recognizing school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments.

 

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Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day?

Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
Sitting down, which most of us do for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing you could do for your health.
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The Danger at Our Desks - WORK - Gensler Blog

The Danger at Our Desks - WORK - Gensler Blog | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it

We’ve spent a lot of time on research and tools that help Gensler’s design teams create workplaces to support the way people work today. But what if the way people work today is slowly killing them? This is a developing conundrum facing Gensler and our clients, since the hazardous office activity in question is one we're likely engaged in right now: sitting at a desk, staring at a computer.


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An article from Gensler in 2011 but with predictions that are well under way today.

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Conferencing in Comfort

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Most of us have been there. We participate in meetings where the chairs don't fit under the table or the table feels too high. Perhaps you haven't been able to find a comfortable position in your chair—especially if the meeting goes on for more than a few hours

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Healthy Workspaces, Good for the Planet

Healthy Workspaces, Good for the Planet | What Makes A Workspace Healthy | Scoop.it
Ecowork designs and manufactures sustainable, eco-friendly furniture for creative workspaces.
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10 Ways to Relaxify Your Workspace

High-stress environment??? Here are 10 Suggestions to creating a more relaxing workplace.  When considering changes to your workspace, here’s rule #1: If it feels right to you, it is right.  

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How to Organize Your Workspace

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Business opportunities can easily get lost amid piles of papers and disorganized hard drives. Here’s how to structure your time and space more productively.
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