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The value of employee well-being, for offices that want to do well


“People are your most valuable asset” is an old saw, to say the least — but it’s one with new teeth, thanks to recent Gallup research. The new findings point to the critical importance of investing in your employees’ health and well-being if you’re going to attract, manage, and retain this critical asset. Their health […]

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Office Buildings Get Efficient With Data Driven Solutions


Whether you are a CRE executive managing a diverse portfolio of office properties, or a business manager looking to optimize an individual workspace, data is the big new driver of efficiency and effectiveness. Here’s a quick look at what “data-driven” means in an office context, and how it’s transforming the contemporary workplace. Where does all […]

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New study highlights urgent need for office hand hygiene


You could call it White Collar Grime – after all, the dirty hands, desks, doorknobs and restrooms in U.S. offices “steal” some $260 billion from American businesses annually, in the form of health-related losses. The sixth-annual Hygiene and Health Report, (conducted by a global leader in workplace and public hygiene expertise, along with the United […]

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How a Sustainable Approach to Offices Can Sustain Profits


When companies start looking for “greener pastures” of profits, they don’t necessarily look outside. These days, some of the most successful organizations start by looking inward, at their own office space. They are, in part, simply giving investors what they want. As the latest State of Green Business Report notes, “Companies are increasingly responding to […]

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Building Success through Facility Managers and Property Managers


What would you call a sales opportunity worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually? We call it the office sector. Getting your share of this enormous market depends on understanding two key roles, those of facility managers and property managers. Their titles may sound alike, but their responsibilities and needs can be quite different. What’s […]

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How to Make Wellness Programs Work Better in the Workplace


Businesses are investing heavily in sustainability, as it regards environmental and social concerns — but what about the sustainability of an organization’s most important asset, its people? Yes, there is the workplace wellness movement, often thought of as a human resources concern. However, if the movement is truly going to move the needle in terms […]

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How to Design a Healthier Office


Quick — how long do you think it takes one sick person to infect half of your office? A day, a week? How about four hours. That’s right, research shows that in as little as four hours, half of your office (and your productivity) can be hit by a virus carried by just one person. […]

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