A quarterly publication on all things work. . . from Forrer Business Interiors

Well, the kids are back in school, the leaves are falling, the air is crisp and Halloween is just around the corner! It’s amazing how quickly summer passes us by. Before we know it, there’ll be snow, the holidays, and a new year on our doorsteps. But for now…it’s time to enjoy autumn and all the good autumn things (like the changing leaves, apple pie and football).
So, grab a pumpkin latte and kick back with the latest issue of our newsletter. We cover topics ranging from staying fit at work to managing MiIlennials and collaboration in the workplace. Enjoy!


Doctors are Taking a Stand Against Sitting

from Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Too much sitting increases your risk of heart disease and can contribute to elevated cholesterol levels. Doctors from Ohio State University recently conducted a study in the effects of sitting for extended periods of time.

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GE Power and Water

from biztimes.com

Renovations to GE’s innovative engineering space at their Waukesha gas engines facility are complete. Brian White, president of Waukesha gas engines, said the new center will assist with both GE’s retention and recruitment efforts.  Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in this amazing transformation!

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Steelcase CEO on How Office Layout Impacts Corporate Culture

from forbes.com 

Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett talks about how office design can influence worker productivity and happiness. Workplaces are moving from “I” spaces to “we” spaces to enhance collaboration which in turn promotes innovation.  Steelcase’s own offices are a model for “we” spaces, as they have been constantly changing and updating since Jim Hackett took over as CEO in 1994.

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Managing Millennials
from mashable.com

The thought of Generation Y, aka Millennials, running the country by 2020 may be a scary thought to some, but it’s more than likely an inevitable reality.  They have workplace priorities slightly different than previous generations, partly due to growing up with computers.

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The Dangers of a Messy Desk
from forbes.com

Is your monitor framed with layers of post-it reminders? Is your desktop hidden under stacks of papers, or your guest chair buried under a pile of outerwear? Your colleagues are judging you.

According to a new survey of over 1000 workers by staffing firm Adecco, a majority of Americans (57%) admit they judge coworkers by how clean or dirty they keep their workspaces. Meanwhile, nearly half say they have been “appalled” by how messy a colleagues’ office is and most chalk it up to pure laziness.

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media:scape mini test drive

from Steelcase.com

media:scape by Steelcase was conceived on the idea that collaboration leads to innovation.  The mini extends this collaboration into smaller and existing spaces.  With PUCK technology, it has never been easier to share from one computer to another.

The test drive is free!  Follow the link below to set up yours.

Test Drive Form.


Did You Know?

  • Grapefruit didn’t exist before the 18th century
  • 3 out of 4 people have Glossophobia (fear of public speaking)
  • Mini Mouse’s first name is actually Minerva
  • More germs are transferred by shaking hands than kissing
  • It’s possible to win a game of chess in two moves – it’s called the Fool’s Mate
  • If your arm or leg falls asleep, you can wake it up by shaking your head

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