Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Office Spring Cleaning Tips

Top 10 Tricks to De-Clutter Your Office
Forbes.com brings us this incredibly helpful article on how to keep your office looking neat and clean and organized. An organized office is much easier to work in and these handy little tips are going to make keeping it organized a snap. 
Creating specific zones for your workspace is a huge first step. Making one zone where you do your computer work, one where you do research or work that requires dealing with paper and one where you keep supplies. By creating zones, it also helps you to organize your day and workload as well as your office. There are a lot of other great ideas and you can get them all by reading the full article here.

Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips for Organizing Your Office
Spring is in the air and that means spring cleaning your office needs to happen. In this article by waspbarcode.com we get some awesome ideas on how to get our offices cleaned up for spring and ideas on how to keep it from getting all cluttered again. Clutter doesn’t just look unsightly, it also is a time waster. When you have to dig through clutter to find what you need, you’re wasting time you could be spending on more valuable tasks. There are some great tips and tricks in this article that will really help you create a workspace that works for you. Read the full article here.

30 Days of Spring Cleaning: 3 Easy Ideas for Organizing Your Home Office
As with any project, it’s important to get tips from the experts so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. In this article by Lauren Matthews for countryliving.com, she got some great advice on organizing your home office from Holly Bohn, founder and creative director for See Jane Work. One of her top tips is to get rid of what you don’t need. Go through your stash of papers and throw out or shred what you don’t absolutely have to keep. What’s left should be filed in a nice logical order that will make it easy for you to find later. Check out all her great tips, tricks and hints by reading the full article here.

Spring Clean Your Way to Career Success: 12 Orderly Office Tips
In this article by Heather Dugan for salary.com, she has some super common sense ideas to make your office at least look like it’s inhabited by an actual working person. Start with a look from the outside and imagine it is someone else’s office. Does it look neat and organized, or does it look like a baboon takes up temporary residence there from time to time? Getting rid of all those borrowed books, pens that don’t work, dead plants and paper slips that no longer have any meaning will go a long way to making your work space look more neat and organized. She has a lot more great ideas, so read the full article here to get them all. 

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Workspace
Though the weather outside is still frightful, spring will be in the air before you know it and it’s never too early to start a bit of spring cleaning. This article posted on Oe-md.com gives you several ways to get started on your spring cleaning now so you won’t have such a huge task to complete when it really is spring. A good cleaning is a great place to start. That computer monitor would probably be much easier to see if it didn’t have that layer of dust on it. Get all of the great ways to start your spring cleaning now by reading the full article here.
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Top Office Health Tips to Avoid the Spring Cold

We all need to do some form of work every day and for many of us, which involves working in an office environment. Since most of that work means we sit all day long, it can be a difficult thing to try and figure out how to add some exercise and healthy habits that will help us stay in shape and feeling good at both work and home. On top of combating a sedentary work routine, there’s also the reality of working around other people and being exposed to colds and other illnesses they may bring into our midst. Fortunately, we found some great articles that show you how to combat the bad habits that can come from sitting all day at your desk and how to avoid getting that cold your coworker has. Check out all the great info in the articles below.

10 tips to Improve Your Health at Work
Working in an office all day can make staying healthy a bit daunting at times, but this article posted on Webmd.com has some great tips to help you keep ahead of the game when it comes to staying healthy. From remembering to drink plenty of water, to taking a walk at lunch time, there are a lot of things you can do while you’re at work that will aid you in keeping your healthy goals on track. Making sure your desk, keyboard, phone and mouse are clean are also very important because they are great places for germs to hang around, so use those disinfectant wipes and keep your workspace clean. Get all of the great tips for a healthy work environment by reading the full article here.

10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy in an Office Job
Just because you work and office job does not mean you can’t also stay healthy and in good shape. In this article byMargo Gladys for mindbodygreen.com, she gives us several ways to increase our physical activity and improve our health even though our day consists mostly of sitting at a desk. From switching out your office chair for an exercise ball, to avoiding phone calls and walking over to that coworker you need to speak to, there are all kinds of small ways you can add activity into your day when your work has you sitting at a desk. She’s also got some other great ways to make your work day healthier and you can get them all by reading the full article here.

8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office
While working in a cubicle farm type of office space or even an open office space may make working as a team easier, it also makes the spreading of cold and flu germs easier too. In this article by Spencer Blackman for Entrepreneur.com, he gives us some easy ways to help stop the spread of germs and viruses in your office and help keep you healthy even when those around you may not be. From remembering to wash your hands, to keeping some of the antibacterial wipes around and using them on those items that get a lot of different hands touching them, there are plenty of ways for you to arm yourself when it comes to staying healthy. Get all of the great tips by reading the full article here.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Benefits of a Computer Workstation Over a Traditional Desk

Office design is consistently one of the hottest topics of conversation in the world of workplaces and welled designed ergonomic solutions are continuing to grow in popularity. When it comes to proper ergonomics, there are many factors that play into a healthier workstation that will help you on a daily basis as well as in the long term. From monitor height, to keyboard shape, even how far away or how close you are to the desk, you will need to take plenty of things into account before purchasing a workstation for yourself.

One of the most important things to a proper workstation is how you sit. Learning proper ergonomics for your workstation will directly affect how you feel and can end up affecting the quality of your work, either positive or negative. A great way to help out with sitting properly at your desk is selecting a workstation that has the monitor separate from the keyboard. Keeping your hands down at a more comfortable level that matches the natural bend in your arms will help cut down on shoulder, arm, and wrist pain developed over time due to poor typing position. Having the monitors at eyes level in correlation to how your hands are naturally falling with help take strain off your eyes and cut down on neck and shoulder pain developed from your head being in an incorrect position.

One of the best models on the market for ergonomically friendly computer workstations is the Mayline Mobile Computer Table. With the keyboard tray sitting below the monitor level, this will keep your arms and wrists at more comfortable, and proper position to help promote proper ergonomics and will help eliminate pain developing in your wrists. With the monitor being raised above the keyboard, your eyes will naturally meet the screen at a comfortable and natural level so you do not have to be tilting your head up or down, leading to neck and shoulder pain.

Monitor position is one of the most important parts of an ergonomically friendly workstation and not many workstations meet this need better than the Mayline Arched Mobile Computer Desk. By isolating the monitor on a separate tray above the keyboard puts it at a comfortable eye level to avoid craning your neck to see the screen. By framing it in a tighter space, it can perfectly fit a monitor or laptop and keep your eyes focused on the one spot to cut down on neck and shoulder pain.

Proper ergonomics is key to staying healthy in the office and one of the best ways to help yourself is with a computer workstation. Do the research and find out which option is going to be best for your needs.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Top 3 Coolest Gadget Concepts for the Office

Technology is moving at the speed of light these days and it’s hard to keep up with all the latest inventions out there designed to make our lives easier. We’re always happy to hunt up the latest “thing” so we scoured the net and found these three articles that are going to blow your mind with all the great stuff they’ve discovered. From brand new ways to use and interact with your phone, to completely unusual ideas about what those phones will look like and how you will make them respond to your commands, there are some gadgets we have found that will make you feel like you’re living in the future. With items to help you out at home, at the office and more, you’re going to want to keep an eye on how these great new gadgets develop. 

#1: Incredible Gadgets You Would Kill For
If you’re wondering what the latest new gadgets are going to be, you’ll love this article by Designyourway.net, because they have gone out and found some of the newest items in development that will change your life. From the strangest refrigerator we’ve ever seen, to a phone that acts like a window, and a whole new way to get your newspaper, there are some pretty mind boggling changes coming our way. Check out all the incredible new gadgets by reading the full article here.

#2: Cool Futuristic/Concept Gadgets That Really Inspire
When you’re looking for the latest concept gadgets, you want to make sure you check out this article by Hongkiat Lim for hongkiat.com. From products that are designed to make technology more accessible to seniors, to pillows that provide their own sunshine, there are some seriously out of this world new items coming to the market that make it seem like we’re living in the Star Trek era. Whether you’re blown away by the B-membrane laptop, which doesn’t need a monitor, or you simply must find those awesome looking virtual goggles, there are gadgets in this article that will inspire your own creativity and inventive nature. Get the full low down on all these awesome inventions by reading the full article here.

#3: 12 Cool, Creative, and Just Plain Weird Gadget Concepts
When artists and techno experts get together they can come up with some pretty amazing ideas for directions that our technology can take and in this article by Brian Nadel for infoworld.com, we get to see just how blue sky these ideas can get. Currently all of these things are either in the prototype stage or the concept development stage, so you can’t run out and buy them just yet and the final product they become may be very different than what you see in this article, but you’ll get a good idea of the direction some of these items are taking. Whether you like the idea of a full body immersive experience of the immersive cocoon which will throw IMAX right out the window, or you prefer a more tactile innovation like the twist to scroll, squeeze to answer Nokia Kinetic phone, you’re going to feel like you’ve stepped into the next century after reading the full article here.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Top 3 Benefits of Working From Home

The world today is a very different place from the one our parents lived and worked in. In the past, a person went to a job every day and came home at night. However, today more people are working from home than ever before. While that’s a great thing for most, and a great thing for the environment, it can have its drawbacks as well. We wanted to find out what some of the best reasons for working from home were and in the process we found out some of the pitfalls as well. Check out our top three favorite articles on this topic and get the low down on working from home. 

#1: Pro and Cons of Working from Home
This article posted on Lifehack.org examines the pros and cons of working from home. While there’s some obvious pros, the cons are little more subtle. The pros include saving on time and money because there’s no more commute, no need to buy fancy work clothes, and no need to pay rent on an office space. However, there’s also things that go on at your home that can distract you from the work you have to do. Being able to set your own start and stop time can be good, but it can also set bad habits when you don’t feel like working. Get all the helpful information by reading the full article here.

#2: Top 10 Benefits of Working from Home

Noted author and leadership expert, Kevin Kruse writing for forbes.com gives us some great feedback from a survey done by the Microsoft employees about the benefits of working from home. Hands down the biggest benefit is the better balance they are able to achieve with work and home life. Of course, there are many other benefits as well including the money saved on gas and clothing and the blessing of working in a less stressful environment. Kruse states that while employees love working from home, many managers are not as comfortable with it because they can’t “see” their employees working. Kruse insists this is short sited on the part of the managers because they aren’t looking at the issue realistically. There’s a lot of valuable information in this article and you can get it all by reading the entire piece here.

#3: Top 8 Reasons Working from Home is More Beneficial
Well known lawyer and business owner Rashida Maples, Esq., writing for hellobeautiful.com gives us her take on why it’s a positive advantage to work from home. Having been forced to work from home during a break from the corporate world, Rashida realized that it was much more convenient and saved her a lot of money. Once she got back into a more normal work environment, she found herself wanting to have some work time at home again and now is in a position where she splits her week between working at home and working in her office. She has some great insight on the benefits of working from home and why managers need to make this option available to their employees if they want to keep top of the line talent. Read the full article here.
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