Happiness Is Tied to Your Emotional Intelligence. Here Are 3 Traits Happy People Have in Common

by Michael Schneider via Inc.

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Learning what makes you tick and defining your own definition of success is critical to finding happiness. If you're still bouncing from accomplishment to accomplishment in search of fulfillment, take a breath and consider the emotional intelligence skills listed in this article.

6 Ways to Hack Your Workspace and Find More Joy at Work

by Ingrid Fetell Lee via Ideo

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As a designer who studies joy for a living, one of the questions the author is asked most frequently is: How can I find more joy at work? We spend at least a third of our waking hours at the office, and some of us much more than that. Yet most workspaces, with their beige carpets and rows of cubicles, aren’t exactly designed to delight.

Use of Height-Adjustable Tables Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

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A recent study using Humanscale workstations shows that alternating between sitting and standing positions throughout the day can lower blood pressure. This news is particularly timely as the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association revised the guidelines that determine hypertension in November.

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

via Harvard Business Review

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image courtesy of JUJ WINN/GETTY IMAGES

There is a growing range of new job opportunities in the fields of big data analysis, decision support analysts, remote-control vehicle operators, customer experience experts, personalized preventative health helpers, and online chaperones.

A Guide to Reducing Unneeded Distractions and Time-Sucks so You Can Be More Productive

by Lydia Belanger via Entrepreneur

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image courtesy of Hinterhaus Productions, Getty Images

Productivity is a combination of sacrifice and discipline. But our smartphones and various other devices make it especially tough to turn off all of the distractions in our lives.

Manufacture Spotlight: HON furniture

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Office Interiors is a proud supplier of HON office furniture. From the break room to the boardroom, HON designs and manufactures a variety of Business Office Furniture including; durable desks, file cabinets, chairs, workstations and other office solutions that answers your every need.

The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light

by Jeanne C. Meister via Harvard Business Review

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image courtesy of WONG/UNSPLASH

The news headlines about what perks or elements of office design make for a great employee experience seem to be dominated by fads — think treadmill desks, nap pods, and “bring your dog to work day” for starters. However, a new survey reveals the reality is that employees crave something far more fundamental and essential to human needs.

HON: Sustainability Every Day we make a Smaller Impact

via HON

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It all started in 1947 when HON began making card files from pieces of scrap metal generated from its contract business. Today, we closely examine every step in the product life cycle to uncover ways to minimize our footprint. This starts with designing and manufacturing products that incorporate recycled content. But it doesn't stop there.

Worker Effectiveness and the Role of Place

By Jan Johnson via AllSteel

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Many people have recognized the power our workplaces hold over our daily actions and interactions, and perceptions about our work. However, it is not broadly understood how our workplaces shape our behavior and what these insights might mean for knowledge worker performance. An expansive approach to the workplace is required to go beyond what is physically known, to the science behind the factors that influence our everyday experiences.

Change Management

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It is human nature to resist change – fear of the unknown generally insights stress and causes us to imagine negative outcomes. No matter the scale, this occurs with change in the workplace as well. A Change Management Program that engages employees early in the project, outlines why the change is happening, how it will benefit them and the organization, and defines the support that will be provided can mitigate most of the resistance ensuring the outcomes are more successful.