This study conducted three tests to evaluate how company culture and stock performance might be linked. This includes: Whether companies on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list and Fortune’s 100 “Best Companies to Work For” list outperform the overall stock market through three possible portfolios. Whether being named to the annual Glassdoor list affects short-term stock prices. Whether being low rated …
Though cause and effect are not controlled for in this study, the link between high Glassdoor scores and pretty dramatic: Their Best Companies to Work for outperformed the market by 115%.
Finally, a desk that acknowledges all we want to do at work is be horizontal.
I'm guessing we won't see this in the Herman Miller line-up any time soon.
What part should personality play in the implementation of agile working?
The article cites new work by Canada-based Work EvOHlution aimed at helping organizations better understand the impact of personality traits on remote work success. They recommend using their tool not as a way of choosing remote workers or managers, but as a way to start the dialogue about what works and what does not.
"on average, cognitive scores were 61 per cent higher on the day workers were in the green office building and 101 per cent higher on the two days office workers spent in the green building than in the conventional building."
While the study followed only 24 participants over a 6 day period, the results point to the need for more exploration. The full report can be found here.
"The knock on telecommuting is not on the strategy associated with telecommuting," ... "It's purely and succinctly tied to poor execution because of lack of training and poor pre-thought."
The article also points out something I wholeheartedly believe, a blend of on-site and off-site work produces the best results.
"In general, healthier employees are more productive, and workplaces that promote a culture of wellness benefit from increased engagement, retention, morale, and a decrease in absenteeism."
- Design for movement
- Offer sit/stand options
- Add wellness elements
- Bring nature inside
- Support all elements of health
A new Glassdoor report reveals the 25 jobs that get the best scores from workers on balancing their personal and professional pursuits
Flexibility in where and when people work is one of the top factors in choosing a job for employees of all ages and particularly important to Millennials.
This says it all: Policy makers should be cautious about recommending reductions in sitting time as a stand-alone public health intervention.
In the weeks ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., transportation agencies predicted three days of dire traffic and crowds flooding the District – comparable to those from a presidential inauguration. However, as the schedule of events played out,
The article suggests many more in DC could be teleworking. One thing it fails to mention is that you can't just tell people to work at home for the day. They need training, the right technology and access to files, and experience in working remotely to ensure success.
Come hear Teresa Bridges and David Craig talk about: Preparing workplaces for the next shift: Gen Y managing Gen Z. Just one of the great Workplace Evolutionaries’ sessions at #IFMAWW15.
For over a decade, we’ve heard about Millennials (Gen Y) entering the workplace and posing new challenges for their managers. With older Millennials turning 35, many are managers themselves, often using managerial approaches different than those of their predecessors. Over the next decade, they’ll be managing the next generation in the workforce (Gen Z), who's on the cusp of entering the workplace and will have even more evolved attitudes toward technology, information consumption and sharing.
This session highlights the unique managerial approaches of Gen Y and the unique demands that are expected from Gen Z, using survey data and interviews from eight recent projects, as well as insights from high school and university design – where the next generation currently resides. The session also shows how specific workplace practices can enhance Gen Y management approaches and how future workplaces will need to be imagined differently to help them work with Gen Z.
Led by Teresa Bridges & David Craig on Oct 9 from 9:15-10:15