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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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Curb your cell phone use

March 23, 2018


Cell phones are incredibly useful for a whole host of reasons. Most people could not imagine working or even getting through a typical day without them, but there’s a dark side to this tech. There are, as Tristan Harris said …

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For Better Productivity, Go Green

December 20, 2017


This is part six in our ongoing series on increasing employee productivity. In a 2007 study published by Building Research and Information, 12 U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) buildings (including courthouses, offices, etc.) determined that workers’ productivity is higher in …

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How Customizing the Workspace Boosts Productivity

November 29, 2017


This is part five in our continuing series on employee productivity.   More and more offices are moving to an open-workspace design, which can be great for team collaboration. These kinds of workspaces often include low-walled cubicles, shared workspaces, and …

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Green Products, Part One: The Wool-Based “Smart Wall”

October 18, 2017


Walls have lagged behind in terms of efficiency and technology. According to Lucas Johnson, a Seattle-based consultant for 475 High Performance Building Supply:   Most walls are built with toxic materials and end up being vapor retarded or, in many …

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Boosting Productivity, Part 4: The Break Room Bump

October 11, 2017


Looking for another way to boost productivity? Studies show that productivity increases when employees can step away from work and get a mental break. After all, people can only be productive for 90-120 minutes before they need to recharge their …

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