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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.)
The CDC is taking the tongue in cheek approach to disaster preparedness in order to catch the attention of those who might not take the subject seriously otherwise. So remember, if you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything.
Last summer, New York’s JFK Airport was invaded by turtles—more than 100 of the diamondback terrapins slowly made their way across the tarmac, causing flight delays and generally wreaking havoc at the busy airport. At a news conference on September 20, 2012, Port Authority commissioners approved plans for a world class, $32 million animal handling facility at JFK. Terrapins welcome!
Facility management professionals are never afraid to get their hands dirty. Some even look for excuses to roll up their sleeves and get into the trenches with members of their maintenance crews. If you’re itching to be rewarded (rather than scolded) for your dirty hands, jump in for your chance to win a trip to the Dakar 2013 rally.
Within the past few weeks, two studies examining the subject of happiness in the workplace have been released. And interestingly enough, the results were completely different. Where does your workplace fit? Is the glass half empty (as in the PARADE/Yahoo! Finance poll)? Or is it half full (as in the Marketplace/Gallup poll)?
According to the original image, this is “Viagra’s head office in Toronto, Canada. Seriously, it is!” At least according to the meme. Alas, this is not true. So where is this place and is the shrubbery placement significant? Turns out, the “unfortunate topiary” may indeed be fitting.
An IT In The Toilet study shows Americans aren’t spending alone time alone: habits behind closed stalls have been modified by increased cell phone usage.
The main goal of 2012Architecten is to re-purpose discarded materials in an attempt to divert trash from the waste stream. As architects and designers, they have the talent and creativity to fabricate truly fantastic things, like transforming old refrigerators and washing machines into a mobile ice cream stand!
A metal strip down the middle of the EBC delineates one country from another, but for the facility management team, the gulf—in two languages—is much broader.
Furniter dealer OFM and Swingline, the makers of the iconic Red Swingline Stapler, have joined forces to launch the “Hands Off My Stapler Contest.”
In the workplace, food can be the cause of much controversy. FacilityBlog has dedicated its Friday Funny space on numerous occasions to share tales of culinary indiscretion,