Workplace Deal Breakers [Infographic]

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There are many aspects of people’s jobs that they don’t necessarily like, but they deal with. These are usually things that bug them, that they will go home and complain about, but it’s not quite enough to push people to leave. Then there are the workplace deal breakers. These are the things that frustrate workers to a point of no return, pushing them to leave their jobs. A recent survey conducted by BambooHR reveals the top five annoyances that lead employees to their breaking points.

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It’s Time to Get Rid of the 40-Hour Workweek, According to Google’s Founders

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Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently participated in a rare joint interview, where they talked about self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and how the world no longer needs a 40-hour workweek. This is a topic that we have discussed at length here are Ridiculously Efficient, so it was certainly interesting to see industry leaders opening up a conversation about what the workweek should look like.

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Having Fine Art in the Workplace is Good for Productivity

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This is a guest post by Andre Smith.

Employees will typically spend more of their waking hours at work than at home during an average work week. An employee’s environment can help or hinder their productivity.

Why Have Art in the Workplace?

A survey of more than 800 employees revealed that multiple companies have begun incorporating fine art in their workplaces. Why are businesses beginning to participate in this trend? It was revealed that this practice has increased creativity, elevated productivity, reduced stress, broadened employee appreciation and enhanced morale. It not only improves the environment, but employees stated that it increases quality of life, builds relationships and leads to networking opportunities.

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FIFA World Cup Productivity by the Numbers [Infographic]

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When any major sporting event occurs, it’s widely known that it will negatively impact productivity. With the FIFA World Cup well underway, many companies are likely struggling to keep employees focused on work, rather than on their favorite teams’ standings. The infographic below from InsideView outlines just how the World Cup is affecting work productivity.

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