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Workplace Wellness | Johnson Controls Inc.

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Healthier Workplace, Fitter Business

Healthy employees can have a positive impact on business. Research findings prove that taking a proactive approach to improving wellness at work is rated very highly by employees. But can wellness in the workplace drive real business value? What are organizations doing about this? Explore new research into 'wellbeing megatrends' and gain insight into their impact on the future of workplace.

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New Wearable Technology Can Sense Appliance Use, Help Track Carbon Footprint

New Wearable Technology Can Sense Appliance Use, Help Track Carbon Footprint | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
A new wearable technology developed at the University of Washington called MagnifiSense can sense what devices and vehicles the user interacts with throughout the day, which can help track that individual’s carbon footprint, enable smart home applications or even assist with elder care.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 17, 2015 11:52 AM

In today's smart home, technologies can track how much energy a particular appliance like a refrigerator or television or hair dryer is gobbling up. What they don't typically show is which person in the house actually flicked the switch.  A new wearable technology developed at the University of Washington called MagnifiSense can sense what devices and vehicles the user interacts with throughout the day, which can help track that individual's carbon footprint, enable smart home applications or even assist with elder care.   In a study to be presented this week at the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, MagnifiSense correctly classified 94% of users' interactions with 12 common devices after a quick one-time calibration, including microwaves, blenders, remote controls, electric toothbrushes, laptops, light dimmers, and even cars and buses. Even without the calibration, MagnifiSense was still correct 83% of the time.   The sensor worn on the wrist uses unique electromagnetic radiation signatures generated by electrical components or motors in those devices to pinpoint when its wearer flicks a light switch, turns on a stove or even boards a train.    "It's another way to log what you're interacting with so at the end of the day or month you can see how much energy you used," said Shwetak Patel, Washington Research Foundation Endowed Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering, who directs the UW Ubicomp Lab.

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Zero Energy Buildings : Energy Efficient Products and Services for Net Zero Energy and Nearly Zero Energy Commercial and Residential Buildings: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

Zero Energy Buildings : Energy Efficient Products and Services for Net Zero Energy and Nearly Zero Energy Commercial and Residential Buildings: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it

Zero energy building (ZEB) solutions are being pursued by governments, corporations, and individuals to minimize the carbon footprint of their buildings.


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5 simple tricks that will help you eat healthier - Business Insider

5 simple tricks that will help you eat healthier - Business Insider | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
Small swaps in how and where you have your meals can help.

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Sustainable gardening reusables

Self sustainability, perma culture, edible gardening, recycling and reusing, waste reduction gardening.
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Showcasing Sustainability in Energy and Store Development

Showcasing Sustainability in Energy and Store Development | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it

"Last week at the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference (ESD) there was a clear theme that permeated many of the presentations: sustainability. Consumers are becoming increasingly more focused on sustainability. And grocery stores are listening and responding."


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Clarence | MSRE, LEED GA's curator insight, October 7, 2015 1:43 PM

Great to see the food retail industry embracing the sustainability movement and taking action to reduce its carbon footprint.  


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Oxford University academics Michael Osborne and Carl Frey calculated how susceptible to automation each job is based on nine key skills required to perform it; social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and caring for others, originality, fine arts, finger dexterity, manual dexterity and the need to work in a cramped work space.

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The New Global Workplace Solutions | CBRE

The New Global Workplace Solutions | CBRE | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
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It's an exciting time for the corporate real estate and enterprise facilities management industries - as two power houses come together to deliver better workplace performance for customers around the globe. Welcome to #CBREGWS

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Home internet take-up boosts flexi-working | FM World – the BIFM’s Facilities Management magazine

Home internet take-up boosts flexi-working | FM World – the BIFM’s Facilities Management magazine | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
The number of employees demanding flexible working will only continue to rise, say those in industry, as latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show people have increasing access to internet.
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Robots, hot desking and heat sensors: meet the office of the future

Robots, hot desking and heat sensors: meet the office of the future | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
Businesses are investing in technology to enable flexible and home working – but what does this mean for the traditional office?
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The Psychology of Why Cubicles Make Us Miserable

The Psychology of Why Cubicles Make Us Miserable | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
To perform at our best, we need daylight, privacy, and control.
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Innovate Today To Build A Vision For The Future - TalentCulture

Innovate Today To Build A Vision For The Future - TalentCulture | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
In addition to leading an organization, I’m a consumer and stakeholder in other brands.
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Managers With High Well-Being Twice as Likely to Be Engaged

Managers With High Well-Being Twice as Likely to Be Engaged | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
An effective strategy to retain talent: focus on improving managers' well-being.

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Kate Lister's curator insight, April 26, 2015 1:38 PM

Wow. This study indicates that bad managers account for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. This is a clear call for more manager training.

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How cloud computing is changing the world ... without you knowing

How cloud computing is changing the world ... without you knowing | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
From improving healthcare standards to reducing carbon footprints, the cloud is driving a quiet revolution, says Joe Baguley

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:22 PM

We're moving into what is becoming known as the mobile/cloud era. Our thinking is being shaped by several key areas: the need for flexible IT infrastructure, the emergence of big data analytics and increased mobile usage.

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French unveil 'world first' hydrogen-powered electric bike emitting only pure water

French unveil 'world first' hydrogen-powered electric bike emitting only pure water | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
The world’s first commercial electric bike running on hydrogen with only pure water as waste, so its makers claim, has been unveiled in France – and already snapped up by the country's post office.
It takes five minutes to charge and has a battery life of 100 kilometres (62 miles) and its Gallic makers claim it is a “world first”.
The Alpha bike, which hides its hydrogen batteries in its frame, leaves an almost neutral carbon footprint, its designers at Pragma Industries in Bidart, near Biarritz, southwestern France insist.
“The bike’s battery provides electricity from hydrogen and emits only pure water,” Pragma CEO Pierre Forté, 38, told AFP

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it

"Many business people have already discovered the power of storytelling in a practical sense – they have observed how compelling a well-constructed narrative can be. But recent scientific work is putting a much finer point on just how stories change our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors."


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A quick read that points out scientifically how the brain responds to storytelling. And, how storytelling can influence behavior, even in business.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, November 3, 2015 1:33 PM

Every school has a story!  Share it to garner support

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Small Changes Lead to Super Energy Savings

Small Changes Lead to Super Energy Savings | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
While you might think that making your home more energy efficient requires big investments of time and money, there are simple steps you can take now to am

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Innovations in Science: Researching Our Way to a More Sustainable Future

Innovations in Science: Researching Our Way to a More Sustainable Future | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it

It's easy to dismiss sustainability issues as those of countries in the developing world, but daily headlines on refugees fleeing from poverty and war are a reminder of the interconnectedness of our global society.


Science can provide many answers, but those answers are only as good as the policies available to enact them. The newly formed Scientific Advisory Board (SAB ) created by the UN  composed of 26 internationally recognized scientists, aims to accelerate a response from the global scientific community.


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What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace? - WSJ

What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace? - WSJ | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies. A study by Lean In and McKinsey reveals why—and what employees and companies can do about it.
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Smart Workplace 2040 - meet Nina and the Future of Work #SW2040

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A new report predicts knowledge workers will decide where and how they work in 2040. To capitalize on the efficiencies this offers, CRE and FM leaders should act in concert with employees and employers to determine now what productivity looks like in a flexible working world.

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Gender diversity in FM | Johnson Controls Inc.

Gender diversity in FM | Johnson Controls Inc. | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
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Are we making real progress toward gender equity in the FM industry? Here are five recommendations to ensure that women thrive as valued contributors in a traditionally male-dominated field.

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Outsourcing with confidence from Guy Holden | Johnson Controls Inc.

Outsourcing with confidence from Guy Holden | Johnson Controls Inc. | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
Guy Holden reveals top tips to ensure success with enterprise facilities management
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Build-A-Bear CEO: How to navigate difficult career decisions

Build-A-Bear CEO: How to navigate difficult career decisions | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today's answer for: Describe one make or break moment in your career-how did you navigate it?
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Only one in five workers take advantage of right to request flexible working

Only one in five workers take advantage of right to request flexible working | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
Only a fifth (23%) of UK workers have exercised their right to request flexible working, despite just over half of UK employees being aware of the law changes brought in last year allowing them to do so,...
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Bringing Safety to Your Workplace | PCS Consult...

Bringing Safety to Your Workplace | PCS Consult... | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
Everyone recognizes the value of protecting employees from harm. Businesses must also recognize that violations of workplace safety and health standards come with some form of civil or criminal pen...
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How to manage a new generation of leaders | Training Journal

How to manage a new generation of leaders | Training Journal | Workplaces for Innovation & Success | Scoop.it
The new generation of leaders often has a completely different way of working from their older counterparts.

For example, while boomers usually view long hours as evidence of loyalty and hard work, Generations X and Y try to have more work/life balance. They've seen their parents' lack of quality of life, and the lack of loyalty companies showed to these hard-working parents in the 1990s, and they're not impressed.

They want flexible hours, more vacation time, continuous training, and telecommuting options. They expect to leverage technology to work efficiently, instead of staying late in the office to get everything done.

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