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.
Many studies have shown that the more often employees take vacations, the more productive they are at work. But what’s the best way to manage your return to the office without going crazy, or worse yet breaking down in tears from the same unansw
ered emails and missed calls that you ignored so well on the road? We’ve got a few tips for you.
A day in the office as every other. A lunch break is long past and 5 p.m. still far away. And a colleague next to the table can’t help himself with clicking his pen. Click, click, click. Are you thinking of a gun? Just do your thing!
You should evaluate the quality of your office based both on what it adds and on what it can subtract—the distractions it can remove from developers, architects, and designers. Eliminating distractions maximizes their workplace comfort from the standpoint of all of their senses. (Unfortunately not even the best architects can rid themselves of distracting workmates...)
Perhaps you get the feeling that your boss wants to kill you because… (add depending on the current problem). But it is the actual work that is threatening your life. Even the work you pretend to do! In Japan about 10,000 people have already become victims to death apparently from overwork.
Developers try to make their office buildings comply with the strictest of eco-criteria, adorn them with a variety of vegetation, and ensure their access to daylight and fresh air. But then an employee like you arrives and sabotages all their efforts for a healthy work environment! Is that employee literally you? What are your health-harming work habits?