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Find the Business Structure Your Company Needs

October 8, 2020


Every company needs a form of structure in order to succeed. A business structure should lead your business to an end goal of success and help new employees become integrated into your company. There are many different types of organizational …

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Sharpen Your Financial Skills

A Guide to Your Most Important Financial Tools

July 25, 2020


You chose to be a facilities manager for many reasons, but some of them probably didn’t include being a part-time CPA. On the plus side, many talented facilities managers already have the important talents — solid critical thinking skills — …

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Understanding quality control and its benefits

November 20, 2019


What does the word quality mean? Basically, it means the degree of excellence of something when measured against other things of a similar kind. In workplaces, it is not only about quality but also about quality control. There is a …

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Ergonomic workstations ease unnecessary muscle strain

July 10, 2019


In a previous article, we looked at why standing desks and adjustable workstations are healthier, more productive options for employees. Today, we’re going to look at how to make workstations more ergonomic. Ergonomic design seeks to minimize strain on the …

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Protecting Employees From Harassment

May 1, 2019


According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, incidents of harassment were the highest in these industries: Accommodation and food services: 14.23 percent Retail trade: 13.44 percent Manufacturing: 11.72 percent Health care and social assistance: 11.48 percent So, what can a …

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Time Management, Part One: The Pomodoro Technique

September 12, 2018


This is part one in an ongoing series about time management.   We’ve all had days where we felt we didn’t accomplish as much as we should have. Here’s one proven method for getting more done. It’s called the Pomodoro …

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Circadian lighting’s time has come

September 5, 2018


There is a growing body of evidence supporting the idea that proper light exposure can help keep our circadian rhythms (our internal 24-hour clock) in sync with the sun. Doing so can improve sleep, mood, and our metabolic function. Lighting …

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The pros and cons of open-office floor plans

August 22, 2018


In a recent article, we wrote about how the design of the office often impacts which company millennials want to work for. One of the things younger employees tend to like an open floor plan. However, a few new studies …

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Human-centric lighting delivers improved productivity

June 20, 2018


In 2001, scientists identified a third photoreceptor—in addition to rods and cones—in the human eye. These photoreceptors are linked to our 24-hour body clocks (i.e., circadian rhythms, which affect our daily mental, physical, and biological changes). Thanks to their discovery, …

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