Travel For Physical Meetings Becoming Outdated? In these tough financial times, many companies are reducing their travel budgets – and that means fewer physical meetings. The economy and convenience of email, Facebook, Skype, and the like contribute to the shift toward virtual business encounters and away from traditional face-to-face meetings. Though there are surely economic and environmental advantages to limiting travel, are there also dangers inherent in a reduction of in-person contact? Read more at forbes.com.
Natural Light In The Office Boosts Health. Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace. The study highlights the importance of exposure to natural light to employee health and the priority architectural designs of office environment should place on natural daylight exposure for workers. Read more at northwestern.edu.
Your Ultimate Day Of Relaxation Can Be At The Office. Ah, the sweet benefits of relaxation. While the easiest way to relax may be to spend a blissed-out day at the spa, we don’t all have the luxury (both time- and money-wise) to escape to the sauna or massage table. Fortunately, in honor of National Relaxation Day, we’ve created a simple, hour-by-hour guide to a day of total (spa-free) stress relief. Challenge yourself to follow the relaxation schedule in honor of one of the best and, honestly, most-underrated holidays of the year. It is possible to find calm — even in the middle of a hectic workday. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.