Business Travel Need Not Be Tedious When You Are Living Out of a Suitcase

According to author Jase Ramsey, PhD., “The consequences of not performing well on a business trip are grave, thus anything that increases an already stressful environment is worth addressing.” While most of us sometimes sit behind our desk, stare blankly into the screen and wish we could have jobs that allow …

Creating a productive workplace for people is all about context

The quest for a proper understanding of the links between the places we work, the things with which we fill them and our wellbeing and productivity has been ongoing for a very long time. It predates our current thinking on productive workplace design and the facilities management discipline as we …

Firms with a balance of men and women outperform male dominated rivals

The share performance and other metrics of listed companies with a balance of men and women tend to be better than those of male-dominated rivals, according to a new report from Morgan Stanley. The report is based on Morgan Stanley’s HERS ranking, a new measurement the investment bank has developed …

Four day week at Microsoft Japan boosts productivity by 40 percent

Microsoft Japan has announced the results of its four day work week trial, and claims the move increased productivity by almost 40 percent. The trial of the four day week, named the “Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019” saw around 2,300 employees given five successive Fridays off, with no reduction in …