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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.)
Two goofy engineers have their way with some technology and prove that not every field test is a success.
Traffic is the most common culprit causing tardiness according to 31% of workers. But not all employees blame jammed roads.
Chu was viewed by many as a formidable foil on several controversial subjects—ranging from climate change to hydraulic fracturing to the viability of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima age. However, few of his critics could anticipate one aspect of Chu’s character: his unflappable sense of humor.
Check out this infographic and discover what it takes to maintain The Louisiana Super Dome, home of Super Bowl XLVII.
On the farm in Michigan, methane gas is being captured before it enters the atmosphere. This action generates registered carbon credits, which Entergy is purchasing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from Super Bowl-related activities.
Either the eccentric songstress is purely seeking publicity or she is genuinely enthusiastic over the prospect of taking on a project more massive than Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery obsession….or both.
Nothing about having the flu is particularly funny, but one man’s attempt to exploit his germs is certainly weird, if not comical. Last year, Fred Parker of Coolspring Township, OH attempted to hold up a local business in Sharon, PA by threatening to spread an antibiotic resistant staph infection.
Some employees are taking the concept of dressing up to the extreme, sporting top hats and their “Sunday best” on Fridays. For them, the idea is to break the monotony of flip flops and flannel; some West Coast companies also like to do it in order to surprise East Coast guests who may be visiting for a meeting.
Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.
Some workplace experts suggest escaping the office winter blues with bright colors: cheerful shades can help workers beat seasonal doldrums.