Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – October 6, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Oct 6, 2014 6:36:05 PM

end workday this officeWe've all been there – stuck at the office to try to catch up. And then 5:30 pm turns into 6:00 pm turns into 7:00 pm turns into...well, you get the picture. Well, one company in Amsterdam has a solution. They've designed an office that disappears every night at 6:00. See how they're instituting a better work-life balance by design in this recent piece from Fast Co. author Adele Peters.



bad day at workDo you ever have those days when it's hard to focus at work, no matter how driven you try to be? It happens to the best of us, especially when working a 9 to 5 (or longer) schedule every day of the week. Did you know there is actually a proven reason why some days are more productive than others? See what Forbes contributor, The Daily Muse has to say about hacking your process to get more out of your days in this recent piece, "It's Not Your Imagination: There's A Proven Reason You Work Better Some Days."

body languageDid you know that anywhere from 60-90% of your communication is non-verbal? This means that things like body position and eye contact, can tell another person more than you might want them to know. To set yourself up for successful non-verbal communication, check out these 18 tips from Inc.com author Peter Economy. I guarantee you will pick up more than a few useful suggestions you've probably never considered.

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