Why Color and Design in Your Workspace Matters

Who can deny that a workspace full with the air of positivity can be a great motivator for your employees and clients alike? In fact, according to a study from the Ohio State University and the National Institute of Mental Health, the working conditions in an office play a major role in how employees handle their work and how they react to stress. After more than a year of observations, scientist found that workers in old offices with low ceilings and loud air conditioners were likely to be more significantly stressed than workers in bright and open workspaces. And you know what they say about personnel—a happy employee is a productive employee.

According to the same study, even the design and colors inside an office can really make a big difference. Scientists say that red walls are more likely to produce employees who have better skills requiring accuracy and attention to detail, while blue is said to be a more encouraging environment for enhancing creativity.

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How Co-Working Can Benefit Entrepreneurs and Solo Lawyers

There’s a rising interest in start-ups these days. With larger corporations downsizing and many small businesses thriving, solo entrepreneurs and law practitioners are becoming bolder. Many have found a way to maximize flexibility and productivity at the same time: the co-working space.

What is Co-Working
Nowadays, pretty much all you need to start your own business is a profitable idea and a solid Internet connection. As a result, more entrepreneurs are tapping into the potential of co-working spaces.

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Study: Telecommuting Can Actually Benefit Work Performance

Last year, a study by a business professor from the University of Illinois attempted to link telecommuting to good performance and employee behavior. Here’s what they found out:

Employers are Generally Wary of Telecommuting
Telecommuting has been around for quite a while and many people have long been debating its impact on the workplace. However, Marissa Mayer’s surprising decision in 2013 to ban telecommuting at Internet services giant Yahoo! that brought the debate to the fore once more.

Professor Ravi S. Gajendran, lead author of said study, remarked that a lot of employers tend to assume the worst when it comes to working remotely. Many seem to think that it’s not good for performance.

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