Our world is very busy and we’d be able to enjoy life more if we didn’t waste so much time. While mankind hasn’t eliminated inefficiency yet, we have found several ways to expedite life tasks; making our lives easier and giving us more time to focus on what’s important. Continue reading
The infographic shows how mobile devices are changing the way we work. A variety of new devices and services are empowering the mobile worker to work, where and when he or she wants to. Continue reading
According to 2,000 business owners, executives, managers, team members and freelancers who took part in Wrike’s online survey, overworking doesn’t necessarily disturb your work-life balance! Check out the infographic with the most fascinating stats on working habits.
Text messaging is now key to business communications. Texting for work is on the rise per a survey RingCentral recently conducted. Nearly 80% of adults text for work and 32% said they’ve even closed a business deal via text!
Source: Visual.ly, RingCentralConnect
Getting the right look for the daily office catwalk could help you dress to impress. While for most men picking a tie that goes with their shirt is the biggest decision they have to make, for women at work the fashion bar is set a great deal higher.
At Very we want to help you extract the maximum fashion benefit from your daily 9 to 5 existence, so we polled women up and down the country to find out the secrets of working that dress code. When we looked over the results we discovered that while we all want to impress with our carefully considered outfits, 38% of women have revealed that they don’t want to look like they are trying too hard, they want to turn heads but look effortless while doing it.
The majority of women we surveyed believe the best way of breaking through the glass ceiling is by teetering on high heels, with a whopping 44% of women putting their faith in gravity defying footwear.
Slapping on the make-up, plunging necklines and dressing for a night out on the town during the day are all major no-no’s for fashion savvy employees, with most believing that good quality work trousers, teamed with funky knitwear or eye-catching blouses, are the way to go.
Black dresses still remain the go-to staple for office workers, with 77% of women believing the dark silhouette has a slimming effect, but crafty colleagues know teaming the muted tones with accessories like bright handbags can lift an outfit to another level.
So check out the results of our office catwalk poll to find out who your office fashion icons are, whether shoulder pads are back to stay and whether the mini skirt comes up short when trying to make a positive impression at work.
Power dressing worker or effortless executive? Find out whether work trousers or black dresses are the best way to move from office frump to supermodel employee on the office catwalk.
Source: The Very Blog
As your company searches for new ways to boost productivity and increase sales, it’s important to be aware of the ways your plans can be thwarted. Turns out, your everyday work habits may actually be standing in the way of your success. Want to know what kills your productivity?
Source: Marketo, Columnfive
August 29, 2012 in Business, Infographic, Life, Lifestyle, People
Tagged Habits, Kill Productivity, Killing Time, Productivity, Wasting Time, Work
It’s been found that full-time employees spend 33 percent of their waking hours at their workplace – that a third of your life spent at the office! It’s no wonder, then, that your working environment can have such a big impact on your happiness and productivity. Many startups have realized this and created gorgeous, open offices for their employees. However, some companies are still stuck in the bland “cubicleville” mentality. If you are working in one of these productivity-sucking environment, we have got some suggestions to help you turn it around…See More
May 28, 2012 in Business, Companies, Infographic, Life, Lifestyle, People
Tagged Cubicle, Happiness, Infographic, Office, Productivity, Space, Work
Are you stressed at work? You’re not alone: A recent Gallup poll indicates that on-the-job pressure is the top reason for employee dissatisfaction in the American workforce, and nearly half of American workers say their job is “very or extremely stressful.”
And whether you notice it or not, you’re broadcasting clear signs that should indicate to your employer that you are overworked and need a change of pace. The infographic below, developed by Column Five in conjunction with employee wellness company Keas, shows exactly how employees behave when they’ve been pushed to their limits. Workers tend to develop classic symptoms when their workload gets too much to bear, such as poor memory, fatigue and bad time management. They also exhibit odd behaviors, working too much or too little in response to the level of stress in the workplace. Employers should be watching for these key symptoms and redirecting overworked employees to a more manageable situation…Read More
Infographic research and design by Column Five
May 27, 2012 in Infographic, Life, Lifestyle, People
Tagged Employees, Employers, Family, Job, pressure, Sick, Stress, Work, Workplace