Dan Gamrot is a leading Czech expert on personal productivity. He advises corporations and individuals, gives presentations and writes about how to work less but better. His zen serenity is inspiring and in his presence you quite naturally decide to stop working on five different projects at the same time and working at night. After all, your health is more important.
Water with fresh mint or, say, pastries adorned in chopped chives. Herb gardens aren’t just a rural weekend pastime. They’re for office workers too. Companies worldwide have started setting up their own herb gardens. But how do you grow these plants, and what’s the right way to take care of them?
Coffee comes first. And coffee is actually the foundation around which many new offices’ interiors are shaped. You’ll even find coffee mentioned in every fourth job ad, and employee productivity is stunted not only by procrastination, but also by procaffeination: the pathological delaying of duties until after coffee time.
Join us on the virtual guided tour of the Arval's new office. This workplace was awarded as the best healthy office during the last Meeting of the Year competition (under the patronage of the Czech green building council). As a paradox, Arval's healthy office is equipped with exhaust pipe on the roof.
What’s the atmosphere like at your job? We’re not talking about the mood among your workmates, but the literal concentration of CO2 and other substances floating through the air. All of these have a strong influence on people’s health and performance.
It’s definitely not a sin to fall asleep at work. On the contrary, companies should act in advance to “make your bed” for you during working hours. Or will you head up to your boss yourself and ask them to follow the example of one Japanese company and pay you extra if you sleep at least six hours a day?