Prepackaged Office Suites Promotes Phenomenal Management

We’ve all had really terrible bosses. If you close your eyes, you can probably picture the worst boss you’ve ever had. You know the type. They control every decision their employees make. They micromanage everyone in their office to death. And because they focus so much on the work of others, eventually their work seems to slip through the cracks. Fantastic management is usually the product of very intentional self-control.

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Your Reception Desk Is Telling First-Time Visitors These 3 Things

First impressions are everything when it comes to doing business. While it’s possible to come back from a negative first meeting, it’s hard to make a client’s skepticism or suspicions go away without a lot of work. So make sure you set the stage for first meetings well.

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Here are three things your receptionist’s desk could be telling people whether you want it to or not:

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Keep Your Makerspace Free from Power Cords with These Three Changes

Makerspaces don’t have to be dangerous. But, by their very nature, there are a lot of hazardous tools, sharp equipment, and potential trip hazards around the room. This is just as true in a community-hosted makerspace as in a STEM classroom. While you can’t remove every potential danger without completely emptying out the room, you can design the space to remove one of the most prevalent tripping hazards: power cords.

Here are three tools that can help your makerspace be as cord-free as possible:

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Think Outside the Box with Flexible Seating

They’re in every classroom: squirmy sitters, kids who find traditional, rigid chairs painful or constricting. The struggle to find a comfortable position can hinder their concentration and even distract others. Physical activity is essential for children’s minds to thrive, but it can be difficult to translate healthy movement from the court to the classroom.

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Ergo Ergo Wobble Stools

The solution might be as simple as swapping out the hard seating for something a little more flexible.

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