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Let's go to the beach, beach: Why you should encourage your employees to travel

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/25/19 9:33 AM

With summer right around the corner, you can bet that your employees are already dreaming up where they're escaping to with friends or family. Getting out of town gives your workforce a chance to recharge, feel relaxed, and respected by your company. The stereotypical office in TV and movies may depict a staff that's always on the clock, but that isn't how your employees should feel or be treated.

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Topics: Corporate Workplace

Your employees should wheely be biking to work

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/23/19 10:01 AM

Give a person a bike lane, and they can cycle for miles. It's incredible how much faster you can get from point A to point B in a crowded city when you're on a bike compared to being in a car. So what benefits do you get by encouraging your workforce to commute on two wheels? Let's talk about it.

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Topics: Corporate Workplace, Mobility

Finding the values in your company and why they're important

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/19/19 9:10 AM

Integrity means you're the same in public as you are in private. It can be difficult to define a business down to a couple of choice words, but it's a key part of the process if you plan to successfully grow and scale. Your company values help you put out the image you want to your clients, prospective employees, and partners. 

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Topics: Corporate Workplace

I'm gonna soak up the sun: Summer hours can increase productivity in the office

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/16/19 9:06 AM

Friday is already one of the least productive days in most offices. Add in sunny weather and beach-filled weekends and you're in for trouble. What's a solution for your team? Two words: summer Fridays. The idea was allegedly conceived in the 1960s in Mad Men-like offices when managers realized their employees weren't productive on Friday afternoons. But how has it evolved now?

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Topics: Corporate Workplace

How can your office find its green thumb?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/11/19 4:37 PM

Transportation has been in the spotlight for being one of the main contributors to global pollution. Cars, specifically single-occupancy vehicle cars, have been the poster child for increased carbon emissions, and it's true — not driving a personal vehicle is the biggest change an individual can make to have an impact. But the solution can't be centered around individuals. Major corporations are responsible for more pollution, particularly in relation to air travel, than any single person could be.

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Topics: Real Estate, Corporate Workplace, Mobility

Is your office prepared for Stress Awareness Month?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/9/19 9:20 AM

According to a 2000 Integra survey65% of employees reported that stress in the workplace has caused difficulties, and more than 10% described these as having major effects on them personally. So how can you make your office and your employees aware of stressors in the workplace and how to handle them?

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Topics: Corporate Workplace

Optimizing face time with your team: how to get the most out of in-person conversations

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 4/4/19 12:58 PM

Strengthening professional relationships is an important part of employee satisfaction; workers will get excited to come into the office (or log on) when they enjoy who they're working with. Here's how you can build a cohesive team by making the most out of face time in the office. 

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Topics: Corporate Workplace