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New reports show flexibility and recognition increase happiness at work | Workplace Insight
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New reports show flexibility and recognition increase happiness at work | Workplace Insight

Two new reports into what contributes to happiness at work conclude that if you want to feel more satisfied, it’s important to be in control.

Source: workplaceinsight.net

One of the studies, which included over 20,000 individual, determined the most important factor in determining happiness and well-being was the ability to work the hours they wanted to work. 


Great Place to Work trend is leading to even greater places to work
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Great Place to Work trend is leading to even greater places to work

We’re entering a time when all people can expect to work for an organization where they trust their leaders, enjoy their colleagues and take pride in what they do.

Source: www.workforce.com

The article indicates that levels of trust, camaraderie, and pride are trending upward in the large majority of countries surveyed. It credits a combination of factors including greater awareness, the emergence of well-being initiatives, and increasing evidence that employee satisfaction and company performance are intertwined.


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Do Sit/Stand Desks Really Make a Difference?

"Some media even say “sitting is the new smoking,” suggesting it is as bad for our health as smoking is. So, how much of a risk is sitting and what is best for us?"

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It's clear. Too much sitting can lead to all kinds of chronic problems and may even contribute to chronic disease, but sit/stand desks may not be a panacea. We need to encourage more movement throughout the day.


Are open offices in vogue with millennials? Forbes says “yes” but the research disagrees.
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Are open offices in vogue with millennials? Forbes says “yes” but the research disagrees.

Open offices have again become the workplace standard—but is this format good for productivity?

Source: www.forbes.com

Very strange article. Well, at least the title. The  majority of the piece talks about all that's bad about open office. The study it cites regarding the fact that millennials don't mind it, specifically states: "The main limitation of this research is the small sample size. The results cannot be generalized to all young office employees; rather, they are intended to give a first in?depth insight into the experiences of one specific group of users in the complex interrelated open?plan office system."


Frankly, I'm tired of this whole topic. We know what works best is a blend of space that allows people to work in an environment that suits them best. 


Reserve a spot at Facility Fusion (4/21): The impact of work and place on well-being…
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Reserve a spot at Facility Fusion (4/21): The impact of work and place on well-being…

Headed to IFMA's Facility Fusion Florida? I hope you'll come to my session: The Impact of Work and Place on Wellness, Well-Being, Engagement and the Bottom Line (Tuesday 4/21 at 9:50 a.m.).

Source: events.ifma.org

In recent years, too much emphasis has been placed on reducing costs—often at the expense of an organization's most expensive and valuable assets, its people. Leading organizations are changing the way they work to ensure the sustainability of their people.


Based on extensive research and a review of over hundreds of case studies, academic papers and other documents, this session will show how workplace strategy can reduce chronic disease risk factors and ultimately have a positive impact on: absenteeism, presenteeism, healthcare costs, insurance premiums employee engagement and satisfaction, morale, attraction and retention, safety, customer satisfaction, organizational reputation and shareholder value.


This session will showcase global organizations that are using workplace strategy to increase employee well-being.


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