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    Outdoor Workspaces—Why They Work

    Why Outdoor Workspaces Work

    L.L. Bean and Industrious Coworking are a leading the way in an exciting new trend in their project Being an Outsider at Work. The concept is to increase productivity by creating outdoor pop-up workspaces. Here’s why it works.

    Being In Nature Is Proven To Increase Creativity And Productivity

    Not only is fresh air good for you but being in nature, even a small park with green grass and a few trees, will boost your creativity and productivity. This is in part because it feels good to be outside. With the average adult spends 95% of their time indoors even a bit of your workweek spent outdoors can have a major impact.

    You Don’t Need A Pop-Up Workspace

    You don’t need a pop-up workspace to hop on this trend. Head to a coffee shop or restaurant with outdoor seating, if electronic screens aren’t needed walk outdoors while meeting with a coworker, or add seating to your roof or the patio in front of your office.

    You Can’t Always Be Outdoors

    Whether due to the weather or the need for a more traditional workspace, you can find ways to get the same benefits of being outdoors while being indoors:

    • If you are building your office from scratch, make sure there is ample natural light and add a glass office space, lunch room, or common area.
    • Add lots of plants and maybe even a living wall.
    • Embrace biophilic design, the art of bringing natural elements indoors.
    • Schedule in more opportunities to be outdoors.

    Whether it’s a few hours a day or a few hours a week outdoor workspaces can make a positive difference in employee health, overall productivity, and company culture.

  • How To Give Constructive Feedback
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    How To Give Constructive Feedback

    We live in an exciting time when many employers are doing more than just touting the “we encourage open lines of communication” but they actually mean it. As much as you…

  • Balancing Work And Family
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    Balancing Work And Family Life

    It’s something all parents struggle with but there are some things you can do to ensure you have quality time with your kids and maintain a successful career. Find The Right…

  • Stuck In A Career Rut?
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    Stuck In A Career Rut?

    If you have a job that you once loved but no longer enjoy, or are in a job that you never loved—then it’s time for a major self-evaluation. Here’s what to…

  • What Is Time Blocking?
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    What Is Time Blocking?

    If you find yourself constantly behind schedule at home or work, it’s time to consider time blocking. Here’s how it works. More Than Just Scheduling Creating a schedule in which you…

  • Are You Digitally Distracted?
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    Are You Digitally Distracted?

    Have you recently noticed a decline in your level of productivity? Or are you someone who is easily distracted? While our electronics bring us the possibility of increased productivity they can…

  • Avoid Sunday Dread
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    How To Avoid Sunday Dread

    You are not alone if you wake up on Sunday morning dreading that you have to go back to work on Monday. The problem with this is that Sunday Dread may…

  • Peer Mentorship
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    Why Peer Mentorship Is On The Rise

    It’s certainly not a new practice to find a personal or professional mentor or coach to help with your ongoing development. However, there is a new type of mentorship that is…