Category: Workplace Wellbeing

Building Strong Teams

By: Brittany Werth Working as part of a team has become common in most professional environments. But what happens when it starts to go wrong? As the days go by meetings are set, objectives are defined and rules are put into place but the important aspects, which lead to a strong teams, are pushed to the side. Many employees are… Read More

Open Offices

By: Brittany Werth The open office plan was supposed to promote a collaborative company culture, create a lighter, happier and more open office environment and promote productivity. Yet articles popping up all over the place paint quite a different picture. So, what went wrong? We need privacy. Togetherness at work can be vital for creation and easy access to one… Read More

Making the Effort to Have a Good Balance Between Work and Life is Important

By Gary K. Pino, FMP, SFP Having just come back from a week long vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida, with my wife and daughter, and witnessing the Tesla Space launch, I don’t have to tell you how important it is to take advantage of scheduling time away to relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation time.  After suffering from a long… Read More

The Power of US

By: Amanda Medlen With the Olympics in full swing, in tandem with some recent research and reading that I found myself in, I am strengthening and building upon my already strong beliefs in the power of teamwork. In this short 55 second video, entitled “How teamwork is the greatest asset at the Olympics,” it talks about the power of individuality… Read More

Balanced Living

By: Amanda Medlen, RID, NCIDQ, LEED ID + C So many events, encounters, observations, conversations and experiences related to this topic, in just this week alone, that it led me to want to write about it and share a little.  Apologies in advance, for what might come across as random ramblings…but a topic that I am extremely passionate about nonetheless! I… Read More

Plants Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

By: Donna Metallic, RID We are spending 90% of our time indoors and it’s becoming evident that there’s a huge disconnect between us as human beings and nature. There are simple tools that can help bridge the gap between our indoor spaces and outdoors.  One simple item to improving our indoor air quality, is indoor plants. Indoor plants can remove all… Read More

How to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

By: Sara Kotarski These days, it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the constant demands of your job. According to a Harvard Business School survey, nearly 94% of working professionals said that they work over 50 hours per week. But did you know that working less can actually improve your productivity and prevent burn out? Maintaining a better balance… Read More

WELL Building Standard: Fitness Review

By: Yasha Ogg In following up on the Fitness Intelligence blog post by Julie Knight, the WELL Building Standard offers some interesting features in the Fitness Category that can be implemented into one’s daily activities. How can a company encourage physical activity among employees? One of our clients has implemented a protocol that personal trash cans by desks are prohibited…. Read More

Fitness Intelligence

  By: Julie Knight, RID The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released the 2017 findings of the American Fitness Index (AFI) report. The AFI findings assist communities to identify opportunities to improve residents’ health and to help use community assets to better support a healthy and active lifestyle. The AFI report measures personal health, preventive health behaviors, levels… Read More

NeoCon 2017

By: Catie Sterling I was very fortunate this year to have the opportunity to go to NeoCon for the first time with IDO. As a new interior design professional, I tried to take in as much of the convention as possible. Dozens of manufacturer’s reps informed us on their innovative new products, new directions of their companies, and allowed us… Read More