Tag Archives: workplace

Seating Area at the Edge offices

The Most Intelligent Building in the World

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We have covered the idea of a smart workplace a few times on EID (for example here and here, but it seems there is always a new innovation around the corner that is far enough advanced to be worth revisiting the topic. The next example in this series is The Edge, Deloitte’s Amsterdam headquarters.

It knows where you live. It knows what car you drive. It knows who you’re meeting with today and how much sugar you take in your coffee. (At least it will, after the next software update.) This is the Edge, and it’s quite possibly the smartest office space ever constructed.

a large office of cubicles

Guest Post: Ergonomics: Essential Component of Organizational Psychology

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As startups, and business-people in general, one of our greatest assets is our staff. It is our responsibility to care for their health, well-being, and happiness. Industrial and organizational psychology, I-O Psychology, can further that goal. I-O psychology focuses on increasing workplace productivity and health, both physical and mental, of employees. Granted, productivity and employee’s well-being encompass many factors (i.e., organizational structures, leadership ability and training, personnel psychology, and many more), but proper ergonomics in an organization can have positive effects on our staff’s vitality as well as their work effectiveness. Embracing proper ergonomics in the workplace should be a fundamental part of organizational psychology assessments and plans…

safety boots

Who Thought There Was So Much to Work Footwear?

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I was reading through Industrial Safety and Hygiene News and I came across this article about work shoes by Mark Reilly. I have been in the safety area for a long time and I have dealt with provisioning and analyzing work shoes for particular work activities many times. But this article jumped out at me as a great primer for anyone who has not, but might need to some day. He quickly summarizes some of the features that are worth considering.

Once made of stiff leathers and bulky steel toes to protect feet from fallen objects and crush injuries, today’s work boots are sleeker, faster and more protective than ever…