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    Autumn’s Festival of Foods
    0 Autumn’s Festival of Foods

    With a new season comes a new way of eating.  The summer weather brings with it cookouts and barbeques but as the weather starts to get colder, a more seasonal style of food begins to emerge.  In the United States, the Fall means a large amount of seasonal crops get harvested creating an abundance of many of America’s favorite foods.  From apples and pears to corn and berries, Fall brings with it a taste like no other season.

     Apples, Apples, and more Apples

    Who doesn’t remember going apple pi...

    Ways to Make the Office Environmentally Friendly
    0 Ways to Make the Office Environmentally Friendly

    In today’s disposable economy, it is easy to take the cheap and easy solution to any immediate problem; however, the cheapest road to a solution is not always the best.  Whether you need to change a light bulb in an existing office, buy more paper to print a presentation, or restock toilet trees, it is easy to ignore the impact you will have on the environment around you.  There are many simple ways to make your office more green.  These solutions might seem a bit more expensive at first but the...

    The Fall Office
    0 The Fall Office

    Summer has ended and fall has officially started.  The change of the seasons happens gradually and slowly sneaks up on you, however once October begins reality sets in.  The time of long sunny days has ended, there will be no more trips to the local pool and sunny and 80 degree days are now in the past.  Some people will be sad to see summer end and some will be ready to welcome fall with open arms.  This transition can lead to all sorts of ways to change the setting and feeling in your office o...

    Football in the Workplace
    0 Football in the Workplace

    The fall season brings about a number of changes.  Leaves start turning colors, the temperature slowly starts to drop, and people begin to prepare for the cold winter months.  As more and more people begin to wear sweaters and jackets, sports fans begin to realize that football season is here.  Whether you are a fan of the NFL or the NCAA, one thing remains constant, football is a large part of American culture and has a big impact on the modern office.

    Fantasy Football

    Over the last decade, f...

    The Revitalization of the Conference Room
    0 The Revitalization of the Conference Room

    The Initial Decline:

    The technology boom of the 1990’s created a modern digital way of conducting business.  People could work from anywhere thanks to the widespread increase of cellular phone usage.   This advancement allowed for everyone to participate in any meeting no matter their location.   Although the value of constant communication allowed for more people to be involved in more decisions and brainstorming sessions, it led to a de-emphasis on face to face meetings.  The ability to commu...

    5 Reasons Why Taking Your Lunch Break Matters
    0 5 Reasons Why Taking Your Lunch Break Matters

    In today’s high paced business environment it is easy to skip a lunch break or simply forget to take one.  Whether there is too much to do, you don’t want to leave the office due to weather, or you are simply not hungry, the habit of skipping break seems to be developing among a large number of people.  Skipping your lunch break can lead to poor performance for a number of reasons.  Being hungry or stressed can lead to making mistakes and can cause you to forget important details at important ti...

    Creating a Healthy Environment
    0 Creating a Healthy Environment

    There are many healthy initiatives in today’s modern office. There is a greater emphasis on these initiatives to help companies reach higher levels of success. With more competition to attract and maintain quality employees, offering competitive salaries is only part of the package presented to people. The office environment is vitally important.

    Candidates for jobs are looking for flexible hours, pleasant offices, work out facilities, food service, and convenient locations. Some people are int...

    The Changing Office
    0 The Changing Office

    It’s not necessarily business as usual in today’s office.  It is clear that things are more casual from dress to how we speak to each other, to flexible hours. Although there is always a boss, people feel more comfortable with office relationships and a collaborative way of doing business. This is a big change from the way businesses were run years ago. 

     

    Collaborative vs. Corporate Furniture

    The days of cubical in every office is slowly coming to an end.  Many major companies still use cubi...

    Benefits of Bringing Your Pets to Work
    0 Benefits of Bringing Your Pets to Work

    Pets have been around for as long as any of us can remember.  They bring a smile to people’s faces and create a common bond among strangers.  Almost every pet owner is excited to see their pet, whether your furry friend is a dog, cat, or anything else, at the end of a long day.  However, why should one have to wait all day for their loyal pet companion to help improve their mood? 

    Pets have been in and around office settings for many years.  As I child, most people remember a Doctor’s office or...

    Top 5 Requirements for a Home Office
    0 Top 5 Requirements for a Home Office

    In today’s modern professional environment, working from home has become the mainstay for many major companies.  People are no longer spending 40 hours a week sitting in the same chair in the same room, but a large number of people only have professional furniture at one office location.  Most people have a professional office set up that allows them to be comfortable and productive while at the office, however, many people lack the proper furniture to ensure maximum productivity while working f...