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Each week, FacilityBlog features one article (at least!) that takes a look at the lighter side of business, either directly or indirectly as it relates to facility management and commercial real estate. Issues of morale, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here. (Articles from the Weird Wednesday feature are also found here.)
Some workplace experts suggest escaping the office winter blues with bright colors: cheerful shades can help workers beat seasonal doldrums.
Is there any new approach to infrastructure that hasn’t already been tried? A trampoline! At Russia’s Archstoyanie festival, that was the answer delivered by the Estonian architectural studio, Salto.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012 the Senate Judiciary Committee took action to make it more difficult for law enforcement officials to access old e-mails without a warrant. And while privacy advocates are applauding the move, it would be hard to deny the fact that the new law would have put the following fictitious e-mail exchange “off limits.”
These little workplace humor tidbits were originally posted by Lane Olinghouse. Feel free to add your own in the comments section or share over the table at Thanksgiving (or any family dinner, for that matter).
Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the emergency.
One innovative and mobile app enabled device could provide a place for people to relieve themselves outside while turning a nuisance (public urination) into a nutrient for hungry bamboo biofilters.
In celebration of the 161st anniversary of Herman Melville’s great American novel, Moby Dick, find out what lengths a person will go to when prompted by a dare.
With Global Handwashing Day, just around the corner (October 15), a new survey reveals insight into Americans’ handwashing habits and it’s not pretty. Consumer awareness of the importance of hand hygiene is grossly exaggerated, according to the survey findings.
PQI began its search for the “prettiest painted places” by contacting state departments of tourism, convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, historical societies, and Main Street programs in all 50 states. Eventually, nearly 200 towns and neighborhoods were nominated in the competition.
Imagine if you had the power to make the world a better place…how would you do it? Would you discover new ideas by playing a board game based on the concept of sustainability?