Office newspeak? Corporate bullshit? Linguistic thriftiness goes hand in hand with the pressure for workplace efficiency. Abbreviations for English business phrases and industry phrases have become so natural for us Czechs that in many cases we don’t even bother to seek Czech equivalents.
We’ve all encountered gossip in our lives, and we all know that much of it is laughable at worst. And that there’s other gossip that can carry lots of negative energy and pain. Gossip as a method of informal communication within a company can support its culture, or devastate it. In the latter case, what are some effective antibodies against this droplet infection?
Are you one of those people who can’t type a word at work without their headphones, and who build walls of music in open-space offices? Or do you prefer absolute quiet mixed with an occasional word with your workmates? Read on for a probe into the musical worlds of office souls.
The same ordinary Scotch tape that you have in your desk drawer and secretly take home with you played a key role in Watergate and saved Apollo 13. Really! And would you like to know what tape has to do with tree frogs?
Up to 87% of our live is spent indoors, most of it in the office. Our nature, however, continues to draw us to nature. Habitat Soundscaping uses acoustic engineering to bring the comforting power of nature in the office with help of the modern technology.
Do you have a climbing wall, a running track, a fitness center, and a bike room at your job? Modern offices are supporting their occupants’ healthy lifestyles right at the workplace, as a part of their efforts to improve their workplace cultures. Employees at a number of progressive companies are thus learning firsthand that a healthy body houses a healthy mind.