The Lazy Hour: What Causes It?

The Lazy Hour

We’ve all been there:  you just had your lunch and come back to your office… Only to feel super tired and unable to focus on work at all.

This usually lasts for about an hour, and we have given it a name: The Lazy Hour. (more…)

7 Most Common To-Do List Mistakes and How To Fix Them

To-do lists are something that most of us have tried to use for one or another reason at least once in our lifetime. But did you know that 41% of to-do tasks are never completed?

The only way to truly understand how to use a to-do list appropriately is to stop making 7 most common to-do list mistakes, and we’re here to help you avoid them all! (more…)

Mindfulness: Your Opportunity To Beat Stress And Burnout

Get started on your journey towards Mindfulness, one day at the time with this undated daily planner!

Stress resilience

Stress is a growing productivity issue worldwide and we have written about stress and burnout before. This is a topic that needs to be addressed again and again until all effective methods have been found and implemented in our everyday lives.

One of the widely discussed methods of avoiding stress is mindfulness – most of us have heard this term. But do we actually know what it means, understand how to interpret it and what the benefits of practicing mindfulness techniques are? (more…)

Freedom From Wires With Luxafor Bluetooth

The hazards of a tangled office

The modern office grinds to a standstill without electricity. From computers to printers to office radios, almost everything plugs into an electrical outlet for power, which means the average office can be a maze of electrical cords. Turns out there are an estimated 400 million meters of exposed cabling in UK workplaces alone.

Did you know, that, according to the British Council for Offices (BCO), the average workstation size has shrunk by 2sqm since 2009, yet the power requirement has remained constant at 200-250w per workstation?

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How Microclimate Affects Your Productivity

The linkage between productivity and microclimate

Ever wondered how the environmental conditions affect your quality of work?

You probably have felt a bit chilly or too hot in your workspace at times. Or noticed dry, itchy skin or eyes, even a runny nose after a long day at the office. Maybe your allergies are flaring up more often in your office than outdoors…

All of these situations are caused by one major problem – inappropriate microclimate in your workspace.

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Luxafor Introduces Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise is one of the biggest issues in open offices

“Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” in 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said. “It is not only an interruption; it is also a disruption of thought.”

A study from the University of Sydney in 2013 found that lack of sound privacy is the biggest frustration for employees. Noise is quickly becoming the biggest barrier to a productive and a pleasant day at work. 30% of workers in open plan offices, were dissatisfied with the noise level of their workspaces. (more…)

Luxafor Study Finds What The Biggest Productivity Issues Are

Here at Luxafor we are very passionate about making the work environment productive and stress-free. We know that the best work is done in a workplace where you feel comfortable. (more…)

Crowdsourced Wisdom On How To Survive Open Plan Office and Deal With Interruptions

After Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, spoke at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle about the reasons programmers prefer their own space it opened up discussions on the problems of an open office.

On discussion thread on Reddit people shared their experiences with open plan offices. Mainly the problems were noise, interruptions and never ending meetings. (more…)

Psychological Tips to Stay Focused at Work

We’ve all had those days at work where the day just drags on. You are not focused and a quick snooze seems to be the order of the day. Unfortunately, you cannot just decide to go lie down and have to come up with ways to remain focused and alert. We all want to have every item on our to-do lists ticked off at the end of the day. Having a plan might get you there. Randomly multitasking can both exhaust you and have you end your day with minimal work completed. (more…)

Infographic: The Rising Problem Of Stress And How To Avoid It

Depression, stress, and anxiety is a growing problem globally. It is related to pressure we experience at work. Industries’ increasing pace, growing amount of information as well as pressure to perform causes personal emotional health issues. To minimize the damage that these issues can cause it is necessary to build resilience skills.

Check out how stress have become a rising problem and what steps to take to avoid burnout at work.

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