Why it is important to your job to get enough sleep

As we just passed the weekend where daylight savings time came back I thought some facts about the importance of sleep on performance were in order. I have struggled the last couple of days, staying up later, mostly because my biological clock had not readjusted. I have written some similar posts in the past, see …

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The Power of Naps in Increasing Productivity- More advice from Dan Pink

I have written about naps in the past, checkout Napping at Work: Why You Should Finally Implement AND Regulate it and Yawn: Lack of Sleep and the Benefit of a Power Nap. I am a fan of naps and have been for a long time. However, Dan Pink is not, or at least was not …

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Another Pink Observation: Lunch is the most important meal of the day for workers

Last week I talked about Daniel Pink’s book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and described the case for When is the best time to make important decisions? In this week’s installment is about lunch and the evidence that it is the most important meal of the day if you expect productive workers. Breakfast …

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How Promoting Exercise in the Office Can Drastically Increase Productivity

Today’s post is written by Robert Brown. Robert writes about running, quality footwear and other sports related topics for Runabees – a website dedicated to running and quality footwear. When he is not running or writing, he is relaxing at home with his family and friends. If you are like many of us who spend their …

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3 Bad Habits in the Workplace & How to Avoid Them

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Do you have any of these bad habits? I do!   When employers think about dangerous habits in the workplace the typical concerns that come to mind are substance abuse, negligent OSHA compliance, poor food handling, or not wearing safety equipment. In reality, there …

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Finding the Balance Between Work and Exercise 

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. After a long day at work, it’s difficult to find time and motivation for exercise. But the truth is, the busier and more stressed you are, the more important fitness becomes. Exercise is a great stress reliever. It also releases endorphins, gives you energy, …

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Will your unlimited vacation policy run afoul of the law?

One of the more talked about trends in employee relations and new ways of working is unlimited vacation. Touted as the best way to treat employees unlimited vacation supposedly focuses on productivity rather than time. As long as an employee has their assignments done they can take off any amount of time they desire. It …

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Future Friday: Will HR be irrelevant in a virtual office?

In the changing world of work more and more companies are trending to virtual work. The need for offices and gathering points for workers will diminish, though not go away entirely. That trend however, raises the question about the importance of HR in a virtual company. It may be possible that the human resources function …

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Want to increase productivity and wellness in one easy step?

Wouldn’t you love to have one easy way to increase employee productivity and employee wellness all at one time? You would be a hero to your management. Want to know what the secret is? Keep reading. Change the furniture A study performed by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health found that …

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