Open plan offices have a lot of criticism, with many disliking the layout because of its disruptive nature and lack of quiet spaces. However, supporters have always been able to claim that open plan offices encourage collaboration and teamwork. Until now, that is.Read More
When you work in an office, maintaining your healthy lifestyle becomes much more difficult. From the coffee breaks paired with an unhealthy snack to the fact that office jobs are sedentary, work life can make it difficult to get enough exercise and eat well. The infographic below from Gundry MD outlines a few ways you can stay healthy at the office.Read More
We are fans of thinking outside the box when it comes to creating an office space that inspires, motivates and fits your needs. Our founder and CEO even built her own backyard office shed to accommodate her work and entertaining needs. One Toronto couple had a similar idea when creating their perfect at-home office space.Read More
PayPal has just opened the doors to it's new Canadian headquarters, located in the MaRS Discovery District in Downtown Toronto. The office is clad in artistic murals, branded bikes and a ping-pong table. Even the boardrooms have quirky Canadian names like "Double Double" -- a term coined by Tim Horton's coffee drinkers. The kitchen is equipped with Station's Cold Brew Coffee on tap, and has catered lunches four days a week and a weekly breakfast.Read More
Before you pick up another cup of coffee and blame your tiredness on an afternoon slump, you may want to turn your focus elsewhere—like the lights in your office. That’s because light does much more than people realize to affect how well they work or how happy (or angry or sad) they feel at the office.Read More
Distractions! Noise! People! Be it the ringing phones, running office machines or colleagues having an energetic discussion, noise is a major problem in open space working environments.
Most of the people who work in open space offices attest that their level of productivity is lowered by the number of distractions, noise, and people in the their surroundings.
Why has the idea of open space working environment spread so fast in the majority of office settings? The fact is, open space working has a number of advantages over the conventional office setting. The benefits of open space working affect both the employees as well as the business.Read More
With more companies allowing their staff to work from home, many employees are jumping at the chance to trade in business attire for PJs. But what if you don't have space for a home office? These 10 tips will help you be productive in any area of the house.Read More
We've officially entered "gig" culture, with more people turning toward freelancing, personal branding and entrepreneurship. That means that people are often on the go, going from client meeting to client meeting. Coffee shops have become the go-to stop in between, where people can get a jolt of caffeine and get some actual work done. However, coffee shops can be crowded and noisy. A New York-based company wants to provide Londoners with a new option while making use of the city's iconic red phone boxes.Read More
The space in which you work has a huge impact on the way you work, your productivity and even your creative process. Your home office should be a place that is just for you and your work. It should serve as space that gets your creative juices flowing and encourages your productivity. But after awhile, even the most beautifully decorated home offices can start to feel drab and in need of an update. If you're on a budget, here are some tips that will help you spruce up your home office without breaking the bank.Read More