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Remote workers are interested in benefits packages that include flexible hours, receiving performance bonuses, access to online courses, and contributing education stipends.  One of the most desirable benefits among all employees — particularly those who go into offices to work — is a four-day work week.   If companies do not...
Not only are office leases becoming more flexible, but their furniture is as well.  Furniture designers have noted that leaders are prioritizing agility and flexibility in order to create an immersive office environment that accommodates everyone’s style of work.  Modular designs like acoustic panels, storage units and room dividers help...
Desk hoteling is not a new concept. The idea of flexible work arrangements has been around for more than two decades. Over the years, several studies support the idea of office hoteling as an effective means of increasing productivity in the workplace.While many employees are still reluctant to the...
Offices in Middle America are seeing employees return much to the relief of landlords, but central cities are still struggling to recover.  While returning to the office remains a point of contention for many regions in the country, in other areas, it’s already been settled.  “I know almost nobody in...
There comes a point in every relationship, organization, business, and related activity when leaders must lead. The various teams have done their designing. The committees have reviewed it. Management has approved it. Now, it is time for leaders to take control and execute it. This is true whether we...
Human contact, whether through professional networking, social connections, or by earned reputation still matters significantly and should in no way be minimized when describing the recruitment and hiring process. If anything, it's paramount. However, another very important track to cover when developing one's career is the one driven by...
Research shows that feeling connected in the workplace correlates to employees’ sense of being more (or less) engaged, productive, and loyal. Organizations are working to rebuild ‘lost connectedness’ as workers return to the office, by focusing on mental health and providing an environment that meets employees’ primal needs. Dustin A....
WeWork is maturing its design as it attempts to support more corporate clients.  According to Ebbie Wisecarver, global head of design at the coworking firm, the company is pivoting away from its days of vivacious offices in order to meet evolving member demands.  “A lot of our older spaces had...
FlexJobs has identified the top companies and industries that support a work-from-anywhere lifestyle.  Analyzing its own database, the company was able to identify the companies that posted the highest number of work-from-anywhere jobs between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022.  The positions listed offered the ability to work from...
Team members should understand how they are responsible for much of their own motivation and performance. Each member can help motivate other members to have better attitudes and become more productive in team work. In many ways, motivating team members to build a better team not only increases the...