Dog Days

Dog Days

You say your company morale is flagging, sagging and downright dragging? Instead of letting your business go to the dogs, why not let the dogs come to your business? June 21 is Take Your Dog to Work Day, a national observance that encourages employers to invite man’s best friend into the workplace for a day. […]

Watch Your Tech Weak Spots

Watch Your Tech Weak Spots

Cybercrime is serious business for manufacturers. In fact, BedTimes published a lengthy article on cyberattacks in the January 2018 issue. According to a March 19 online Industry Week article, modern day hackers can find a way in through outdated technology often used in the office. Here are a few weak spots manufacturers may want to […]

A Vacation State of Mind

A Vacation State of Mind

If you’re desperate for a vacation but don’t have the time or the means, a new study shows a change in mindset can help you get those positive vacation vibes. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management asked a group of 250 people to treat their weekend as a vacation. […]

Workplace Changes Expected by 2030

Workplace Changes Expected by 2030

What will workplaces be like in the next decade? Gwen Moran attempted to answer that question in a Feb. 4 Fast Company article. Below are five factors predicted to change the workplace in years to come. Teams will be more diverse and inclusive than ever. A shortage of knowledge workers will force businesses to look […]

No More Sick Days?

No More Sick Days?

Several years ago, when employees came down with the flu, they took sick days to rest and recuperate. These days, the technology that makes working from home possible for those with administrative, sales or executive jobs also is making it more difficult to simply lie in bed and recover, according to a Jan. 10 New […]

Mature Employees Wanted

Mature Employees Wanted

Although millennials are the largest demographic group, their growth in the workplace is outpaced by those ages 65-plus. And that has its advantages, according to a Dec. 7 article by Deloitte, a professional services network based in London. First the stats: The U.S. labor market is projected to grow at an average rate of 0.6% […]

A Leader’s Best Friend

A Leader’s Best Friend

Pets not only capture the hearts of their owners — they make them better leaders, as well. A survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital in September found that 93% of U.S. C-suite executives grew up with a pet and 78% attributed some part of their success to having a pet as […]

Bringing Millennials Into Manufacturing

Millennials might be the largest demographic group in the workforce right now, but that doesn’t mean they are well-represented in manufacturing. While research from Deloitte, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute found that the U.S. public ranks manufacturing No. 4 in importance to the economy, millennials chose manufacturing as their least preferred […]

How to Generate Creative Solutions

How to Generate Creative Solutions

According to new research, a combination of collaboration and isolation are best when working on a project. In the study, Boston-based researchers — Harvard Business School associate professor Ethan Bernstein, Boston University business professor Jesse Shore and Northeastern University professor David Lazer — analyzed three groups to see how well each completed a complex task, […]

The State of Email

The State of Email

For the fourth year, Adobe surveyed 1,000 office workers about their email habits and feelings about the communication vehicle. According to an Aug. 28 Associations Now article, the survey found: People are more likely to read work email (39% said they read all of work emails) versus personal emails (17% said they read them all). […]