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8 Ways to Increase Quality of Work Life

Did you know that up to 40% of people say that they feel that their job is very stressful? Stress in the workplace can lessen productivity and job satisfaction. Unhappy employees or stressed workers never perform to the best of their ability. What you may not realize is that the stress from work bleeds over into your life. It may negatively impact personal relationships, cause you to lose sleep, and may also damage your health. You should... Read more
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How many work days are in a year?

Since the number of business days in year changes from year to year, it can be hard keep track of them. Use this page as a cheat sheet for the number of working days in 2020. Note these numbers only take into account nation-wide holidays. States and provinces may have additional regional holidays. USA * January: 21 days (2 holidays excluded) * February: 19 days (1 holiday excluded) * March: 22 days * April: 22 days * May: 20 days (1 holiday excluded) * June: 22 days * July: 22 days (1... Read more
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7 Stress Busters to Try at Work

We've all experienced stressful work days or weeks (or even months!) and we know they can be challenging. Some stress is good: it motivates you to work harder and get things done and can provide a sense of accomplishment. Often times, however, work stress can be bad for your health and cause problems over time. Constant stress over a long period of time can be especially harmful to the body. According to the National Institute of Mental... Read more
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Work Life Balance Quotes

We all need a little inspiration sometimes. Here are some inspirational work-life balance quotes to help keep you motivated and balanced. > “Who could justify trading a lifetime of stress and backbreaking labor for better blinds? Is a nicer-looking window treatment really worth so much of your life?” ― Cal Newport > “I have ‘like minds.’ You know, I’ve been fortunate to play in Los Angeles, where there are a lot of people like me. Actors. Musicians. Businessmen. Obsessives. People who... Read more
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Top Companies Experimenting with 4-Day Work Weeks

Even before the pandemic, there were a few companies choosing to work shorter weeks. In Japan, Microsoft gave it a try in later part of 2019 and found that doing so increased productivity, reduced stress, and lessened employee burnout. It also had the added benefit of lowering operating costs for that month. With COVID-19, average work environments have become even more... Read more
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Low Productivity During a Crisis: How to Understand it and How to Respond

The COVID-19 crisis has created many concerns that had to be addressed immediately; from employee health to supply chain shortages, many companies began this pandemic in a scramble. When the dust settles, our companies may look different: businesses have fewer staff doing different kinds of product delivery in order to maintain social distancing, for instance. Companies delivering services have transitioned to working from home,... Read more