Reopening? Learn How to Help Your Employees Feel Safe Psychologically

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As the doors to stores, offices, and manufacturing plants open again, leaders are grappling with new local and federal safety procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But whatever number of facemasks or bottles of hand sanitizer are on hand, business owners still need to make sure employees feel safe, both in the workplace and around customers. With ample communication and education, you can help your employees feel safe in the workplace. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Explain the reasons behind your new policies.
  • Stay current on local, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Have open conversations about guidelines and the use of PPE.
  • Emphasize community safety.
  • Document safety issues and new training materials.

Excerpt taken from inc.com

7 Exercises to Do at Your Desk

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If you work in an office—whether at home or elsewhere—you’re often sitting for a big percentage of your day, so it’s important to find ways to move more during your day in order to get your blood flowing. A recent study found that “posture changes and movement reduce rigidity in the body and increase openness of thoughts and emotions.”

So, to benefit both your body and your mind, here are some exercises you can do while in your office to help you take a break and get in some of those much-needed exercise minutes.

5 Tips for Working From Home

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In the current climate of uncertainty, many of us are being asked to shift our workplace to our home. Despite this disruption to work norms, there are ways to make your time at home equally productive and positive. Informed by Haworth’s workplace research, here are some tips for thriving in this age of remote work.

  1. Curate Your Workspace
  2. Plan Out Your Day
  3. Change Posture, Position, Location
  4. Harness Available Technology
  5. Take A Walk

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7 Workplace Design Trends

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In the latest trends, we’re seeing workplace designs that celebrate the human experience and nurture well-being, as well as some that strike a compelling balance of two seemingly different aesthetics. Here are seven of those top trends, why they’re important, and how you can use materials, finishes, and colors to reflect them.  See the list

Space Planning for a Digital World

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With the widespread adoption of digital communication tools, work can be done anywhere, from coffeehouses to coworking spaces. This flexibility begs the question: Why should we want to come to the office?

Turns out, about half of employees would rather skip the office, according to those surveyed by Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. That disaffected attitude can take a toll on recruiting, retention, productivity, and creativity.

But not everyone wants to work from home. Many workers find the office more comfortable or convenient, from a faster internet connection to a cool place to work on a hot summer day. Companies want innovation to be part of the culture at every level. As a result, they are creating innovation teams, innovation centers, or innovation groups that are bringing together R&D, engineers, developers, and even salespeople.

Creating a workspace that encourages innovation and creativity often means going beyond providing spots to work and a series of amenities. In addition to taking care of employees’ physical well-being, these spaces should be about creating meaning and a connection to work, experts say.

Human capital is the one constant in the ever-evolving digital age that is transforming the workspace. As a result, organizations have begun to embrace and nurture employees as individuals with unique skill sets. *Article from Spark at Haworth

8 Things to Look For In an Ergonomic Chair

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What to look for in an Ergonomic Chair…To avoid developing or compounding back problems, it is important to have an ergonomic chair that supports the lower back and evokes good posture. A well-designed chair allows the user to sit in a balanced position. Here are 8 chair adjustments that help make this possible:

-Back Height Adjustment

-Back Angle Adjustment

-Center-Tilt Movement

-Chair Tilt Lock

-Forward Seat Angle

-Seat Depth

-Seat Height

-Synchro-Tilt Movement

7 Things Mentally Strong Women Believe

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So why are women more likely to compare themselves to other people, downplay their success, and insist on perfection? It all comes down to their core beliefs.

Mentally strong women do things differently because they live by a different set of core beliefs that guide their decisions and daily habits.

Here are seven things mentally strong women believe:

  1. Self-Worth Should Never Be Determined By Anyone Else’s Opinion
  2. Your Strength Will Sometimes Be Viewed As Weakness
  3. There’s No Need To Shrink Yourself For Other People’s Comfort
  4. Society Encourages Women To Engage In Unhealthy Habits
  5. Mental Strength Can Be Contagious
  6. Mental Muscles Must Constantly Be Maintained
  7. You Can’t Always See Inner Strength

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5 Immeasurable Traits for Business Success

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When it comes to delivering business outcomes, every leader aspires for success. The measure of success could vary for an individual, team or organization, but everyone wants to win, whether at a personal or team level. When we think of achieving success, it is natural to consider it as a measurement of money, power, accomplishments, awards, etc. Yet, if we seek wins only at the outer level without attention to what is inside of us, I believe success is incomplete and unsustainable. There is another world we live in: Our inner world of thoughts, emotions, aspirations, attitudes, viewpoints and more.

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