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Working in remote teams is difficult-video helps tremendously. Tips for doing it right.
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Working in remote teams is difficult-video helps tremendously. Tips for doing it right.

In today’s economic landscape organizations can’t allow distance to be a barrier to effective teams. As distributed teams become pervasive, the challenges they face become more evident.

Source: www.steelcase.com

There are some good tips in the Steelcase report on working effectively in remote teams. Video is a big help in closing the distance gap, but you have to use it effectively.


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. 


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