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The Digital Workspace: A Platform for Engagement

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The metrics are clear: employee engagement is the key to success in the workplace of the future. And a digital workspace focused on the needs of employees is the platform that will drive that employee engagement.

Prioritizing the Employee Experience
With so much at stake for an organization’s success, and with the data validating the value of improving employee engagement, enterprises are starting to prioritize the needs of their employee experience. Inevitably, that strategy leads to IT.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Handling Vacation Season at Work

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Vacations are essential for improving employee quality of life. A major U.S. longitudinal study of 12,000 middle-aged men found that taking an annual vacation is associated with reduced risk of death due to heart disease. Vacations also improve employee performance. Iowa State University economics professor Wallace Huffman found vacations can boost productivity as much as 60 percent for up to two months following the vacation.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for a Healthier & More Productive Workspace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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If you work in an office building, how do you feel about your workspace? Do you find your workspace, whether it’s a cubicle, open workspace, or private office, to be cramped, dimly lit, or poorly ventilated? If so, research shows that this can impact your happiness, health and productivity.

With this in mind, here are three hacks to help improve your workspace:

Redefining the Workplace Experience

By: Emerson Foster
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In the past, workplaces were designed with the employer in mind. The goal was to get the most productivity out of each employee—often without taking into account the quality of those employees lives. But as a new generation enters the workforce, ideas about how to keep employees productive are changing. We now know that employee engagement boosts productivity over the long term and that creativity keeps companies competitive in a changing world. As a result, workplace design is evolving to put the employee experience first.

Dear Financial Services CEO: Where are the Women?

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 by Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Pax World and Managing Director, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC

For an industry that prides itself on mastering risk management, finding value and uncovering arbitrage opportunities, I think the financial services sector is falling flat. Why? Because most firms are overlooking one of the biggest investment opportunities ever: women.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Recognizing the All-Stars at Your Organization

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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You may have watched this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, but do you know why those players were picked to play? It’s not about points scored or minutes played, and it’s not about the dollars they earn for team owners. They’re chosen by the people most touched by their work. The NBA lets fans pick half of the starting players — and the rest are picked by fellow players and the media who cover them. Coaches pick the reserves.

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Spruce up Your Workspace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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This past Monday was National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Although this “holiday” might feel a little made-up, it’s still a good excuse to begin the New Year with a clean and organized workspace. Whether or not you buy into this observance, research shows that your workspace impacts your job satisfaction as well as your quality of life.

With this in mind, here are three Quality of Lifehacks to spruce up your workspace.

Paws for Thought: Why Allowing Dogs in the Office is a Good Idea

Having a ruff day? Research has shown that canine colleagues can improve staff wellbeing and productivity
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Promoting Pets at Work - Nestlé Purina believes that when people and pets bond, life becomes richer.

Earlier this year, Nestlé Purina launched its ‘Purina in Society’ commitments for Europe, a set of ten comprehensive initiatives to help create a world where people and pets can be better together. ‘Pets At Work’ is one of these initiatives and focuses on promoting pets in the workplace to help make pet ownership easier and more accessible. Modern life means that more and more of us are working longer hours and have less social time. Purina wants to support people so that they are able to enjoy the benefits of pet ownership in the ever-changing world in which we live. Having pets at work is one of the ways in which people can enjoy the companionship of their pets. ‘Paws for Thought’, a recent article published in The Guardian, takes a closer look at the many benefits of allowing dogs at work.

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Promoting Pets at Work - Nestlé Purina believes that when people and pets bond, life becomes richer.

Earlier this year, Nestlé Purina launched its ‘Purina in Society’ commitments for Europe, a set of ten comprehensive initiatives to help create a world where people and pets can be better together. ‘Pets At Work’ is one of these initiatives and focuses on promoting pets in the workplace to help make pet ownership easier and more accessible. Modern life means that more and more of us are working longer hours and have less social time. Purina wants to support people so that they are able to enjoy the benefits of pet ownership in the ever-changing world in which we live. Having pets at work is one of the ways in which people can enjoy the companionship of their pets. ‘Paws for Thought’, a recent article published in The Guardian, takes a closer look at the many benefits of allowing dogs at work.

Seven Ways to Reclaim Your Focus at Work

By: Gerri Mason Hall
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In the modern workplace the feeling of being overwhelmed is the new normal.  And it only gets worse when we don’t organize our thoughts, projects and to-do lists. From the most senior leaders to the frontline staff, we simply don’t take the time to get organized because we’re too busy (and maybe also because we’re using being “busy” as an excuse).

Designing for Our Love of Nature

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Biophilia. There’s your answer. A method of design in which the connection between humans and the environment is embraced and enhanced, rather than fought against.

I was six years old, so you’ll have to forgive the fact that I can’t name them all off the top of my head. But I’ve definitely heard of them. That isn’t remarkable though, given that (1) I’m a big basketball fan and (2) EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN HAS HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE. Sorry, that was the six-year-old in me typing.

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