How a Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Your Health
From an evolutionary (and survival) standpoint, the invention of technology took us very quickly from an active “moving” species to a population that sits an average of 13 hours per day. Add sleeping hours to that and it leaves very few hours, or even minutes, to be active. Inactivity is making us chronically sick and putting a huge burden on our health care system. It’s unfortunately a very sad reality of the world today.
Daily Life of a Workaholic
Most people like to get off of work on time and rejoice about their days off...but what about those people who live to work? Here are their stories. If you're a workaholic or know a workaholic, maybe you can relate.
How to Create a Customer-Centric Culture
Customer-centricity is commonly thought-about as a subjective topic that can't be defined in clear words. However, it has long-term financial and branding advantages that are well documented. By creating this a part of your worker's appraisal and reward system and making your higher management staff lead by example, you'll be on your way to making a very customer-centric organization.
Do You Have the Millionaire Mindset?
So, you want to be a millionaire? Last year there were 250,000 newly minted millionaires in the United States. There are as many paths to becoming a millionaire as there are millionaires. The Internet offers countless programs and boundless opportunities to reach that goal. Financial self-help books take up entire aisles of the bookstore.But what about the people who have already become millionaires? What are the traits they share? Can you cultivate these traits in your own life and set off on the path to financial success?Let’s look at the millionaire mindset, at the ten key traits shared by millionaires all over the world.
Health Rumors You Seriously Need to Stop Believing
This article draws your attention to some common myths about health in general, especially in connection with life within your workplace. You will be offered reasoning in order to show you why some information floating around is quite far from the truth.
What You Need To Know About ASMR
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), generally auto Sensory Meridian Response, is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the rear of the neck and higher spine. Its most ordinarily triggered by specific sensory system or visual stimuli, and less normally by intentional attention control.You may have experienced ASMR before while not even realizing it. The sound of raindrops pattering on a leaf, having your hair combed, somebody reading you a story... all these things may probably trigger ASMR. ASMR became additional widely known and has been growing in popularity since 2007, It continues to grow in popularity as additional and a lot of YouTubers create ASMR videos.
Self-Improvement: How To Boost Motivation In Working Toward Your Goals
Self-improvement takes drive, focus, and motivation. What tips can you use to boost motivation in working toward your goals? This article will break down those tips for improvement, motivation, and what steps to take to increase both of those skills within yourself.
What Do You Consider To Be The Single Most Important Quality Of A Leader? Why?
From decades of information and knowledge, we all know that it's impossible in practice to isolate one quality from alternative qualities. The qualities of an individual are entangled in complicated ways in which we all know that quality may be represented as most significant in the abstract. However, this importance doesn't translate any validity into leadership training. Earlier, organizations would hire those leaders who had relevant management expertise. Today, they're willing to position their bets on leaders who bring entirely different skill sets to the table and use those to assist the organization to navigate the apace turbulent business atmosphere.
I Bit My Lip So Hard It Bled
Every employee has been frustrated with work before. 40 hours a week, 9 to 5 each day, totally bored with life and lacking fulfillment. Stuck on the hamster wheel of life. The repetition has made many cry. Want to make a change or quit your job? Here are some stories of people just like you.
4 Small Business Success Stories for New Entrepreneurs
Running a small business is interesting in that it can be both a lonely and fraternal experience.Let's take a close look at four insightful small business success stories and some of the remarkable lessons they provide to those of us who are willing to learn from the key decisions and sacrifices others have made in order to grow their business.
Have You Ever Cried at Work?
Work can be the cause of many people's stress and anxiety; if not the cause, it's usually a factor in aforementioned stress and anxiety. Therefore, it may be more normal than you think to fight back tears after making one too many mistakes at your desk or to just let go and let tears fall during a quick bathroom or lunch break. In this article, we have compiled a few work-related anecdotes that you may be able to relate to.
Improving Staff Retention & Turnover
Do you look at your turnover rates and wonder what the problem is? Are your teams in constant react mode because employees keep quitting? Is your culture suffering because top performers are leaving your start up? You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered what can be done to decrease your turnover and increase staff engagement & retention. We will look at a few reasons as to why employees are leaving, and what your organization can do about it.
5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started With No Experience But Made Sure They Got It
Some entrepreneurs become successful only after doing well in another career: Maybe they mastered work as a consultant or an executive officer and used the skills they acquired to build their own enterprise.
5 success stories of entrepreneurs who started with no experience but made sure they got it
Managing Employee’s Health and Wellness – A Better Way
Employee wellness programs that target preventing illnesses instead of early detection after problems arise are now possible. Stress is a major contributing factor to chronic illnesses that can be alleviated through stress management training. An added benefit of stress reduction is improved sleep quality because psychological stress contributes significantly to insomnia. Healthier employees means a healthier business.
Top Talent Acquisition Strategies to Find the Best Employees
Recruitment shouldn’t be all about filling an available vacancy but it also involves getting the right candidates that will achieve organizational goals and business objectives. The process of talent acquisition should be an integral part of the organization's long term strategy.
Why Is Organizational Culture Important?
It could be that you are an entrepreneur who just recently launched a business, or you are a business owner seeking to make the best for your business. Certain things need to be understood and should become inherent for your business to thrive beyond your imagination. One of such things is organizational culture.
How to Improve Emloyee Retention Rate
About one-third of employees will quit in the first 6 months of getting a new job while 35% of employees are planning their leave if they do not get a pay increase within 12 months. Hence almost 80% of corporate leaders’ view employee retention as a critical issue.
Workplace Pollution and 4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Employers must consider how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions because workplace pollution can be detrimental to employees' health. Pollutants can trigger asthma, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms for those who are susceptible.
By addressing some of the common components of workplace pollution, employers can help improve quality of life for their employees.
Workplace Pollution and Its Impacts on the Workforce
Employees are often concerned about workplace air quality. For example:
- Temperatures are too hot or too cold.
- Air ventilation is too drafty or too stale.
- Humidity is too high.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, explains that poor air quality can cause a variety of health issues if not properly addressed. For instance, warm and humid environments can create mold. As the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) explains, many studies show that poorly ventilated workspaces can increase cold and flu germs. The repercussions of these outcomes are obvious: Workers are more likely to be sick or be affected by the poor air quality inside the office environment.
Preventing Poor Air Quality Issues
OSHA requires employers to provide safe environments free of known hazards. Luckily, the AIHA, OSHA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) all offer suggestions for how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions. The list below includes some of the common elements of a healthy work environment:
- Clean regularly. Vacuuming and cleaning work surfaces on a regular basis can keep mold spores and dust from building up over time. T
Workplace Ergonomics and ISO Certification
ISO 6385, ISO 10075 and ISO 27500 certifications allow organizations to take a methodical approach toward meeting approved ergonomic standards. Awareness of the importance of ergonomics in the workplace has grown in recent decades as one solution to problems associated with repetitive and stress-related disorders.
Dangerous or even merely unhealthy work environments feed longer term challenges that are harmful to employees and costly to employers. The American Institute of Stress cites multiple studies showing that 40 percent of employees find their job very stressful, and 25 percent view their jobs as the main source of stress in their lives. This stress leads to more health problems, higher levels of absenteeism and employee fatigue, and disengagement directly tied to productivity.
Workplace Ergonomics Are Important to the Solution
Against this backdrop the importance of ergonomics in the workplace cannot be overstated. ISO certifications give organizations a path toward standardized and professionally vetted ergonomic solutions. ISO certifications vary greatly in scope and scale, and the organization does not provide guidelines for the amount of time to receive certification. Prior participants suggest starting with the assumption that it will take roughly a year.
ISO 6385, Ergonomic principles in the design of work systems, is a good starting place by establishing ergonomic basics to enhance the work environment. It covers many job types from physical, blue collar workers in industrial settings to hospital workers to office workers who spend most of their working day at a desk.
How Durable Are FlexiSpot Desktops?
When it comes to choosing the perfect desktop surface for your new electric standing desk, durability is one of the most important features you can shop for. But, how exactly do you measure durability? Well, we think a good field test does the trick. So, we recently put a standard FlexiSpot desktop through a four-part durability test to see how it stood up to a little abuse. Here’s what we discovered.
Test #1: Scratch Test
Customers often ask how susceptible FlexiSpot desktop surfaces are to scratches. It’s a smart question since scratches take away from the desk’s beauty. They also make tasks that require a smooth surface, like writing and drawing, more challenging.
For our scratch test, we didn’t hold back. We grabbed a stainless steel fork from the kitchen and repeatedly scraped the prongs along the surface of the desk.
Result: Despite our best efforts, the fork didn’t leave behind a single scratch.
Test #2: Weight Capacity Test
With multiple monitors, desk accessories, a full-size keyboard, a mouse and paperwork, it’s easy for a desktop to fill up with stuff quickly. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that one of the first questions customers ask is: “How much weight can a FlexiSpot desktop support?”.
To help answer that question, we tested to see what would happen when a 178-lb man stood on the desktop and moved around a bit. While the technical specifications on the FlexiSpot
Can Employee's Poor Use of Ergonomic Office Furniture Lead to Workers' Compensation Payout?
Ergonomic office furniture can introduce new risks even as it solves for old problems. These tips will help prevent new workers' compensation claims.
Do Posture Braces Work? The Pros, Cons and Three Alternatives to Consider
Do posture braces work? The scientific evidence seems to be up in the air, but these pros, cons and alternatives might help you decide what's best for you.
Change Management: How HR Professionals Can Effectively Disseminate Information
In the business world, nothing is older than the concept of change. Employers have long struggled with change management, but research shows a clear path.
Assisting Pregnant Women With Temporary Health Conditions Can Increase Productivity
Learn about the common health symptoms of those working while pregnant and make changes to increase productivity for women in the workplace.
Deadly blood clots from sitting: Are you at risk?
While we are sitting at our desks, rushing to complete tasks, we might not have the extra time to spare to consider our cardiovascular health in these situations. More specifically, we might not know that we are at risk of developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot in our legs when we sit for an excessive amount of time.
Problems with DIY Standing Desks
While most office spaces that upgrade to standing-sitting desks cover the costs and set-up fees, what’s the average person who works at home to do? Bring on the DIY, it’s simple… or so they thought. In this article we will discuss some common issues to be aware of with DIY standing desks.