Working in an office once only involved coming to work every day, sitting at the same desk and continuing to work in the same spot. However, the massive financial crisis and down economy have changed the traditional office environment.
Both the public and private sectors have gone through major cutbacks, and a number of employees must use public transportation or travel with friends and family. Across the globe, a new trend is unfolding called hot desking.
There is a Naval practice called hot racking, which involves many sailors using the same bunks during their shifts. Hot desking uses the same concept. Basically, during their shifts, employees utilize the same work spaces. (more…)
No matter what kind of office job you have, being comfortable and protecting your well-being are important. As more people spend their nine to five (and often much longer) hunched over desks, ergonomics are more important than ever. However, it’s time to forget having “just” an ergonomic chair or simply following ergonomic best practices. Ideally, you have a complete ergonomic office cubicle to ensure that you’re safe, your body is protected and you have the tools at your disposal to bust out those TPS reports like nobody’s business.
There’s no one size fits all solution to ergonomics, and it’s more of a lifestyle than a quick fix. Simply put, ergonomics is the study of the connection between people and the objects they use as well as their environment. The goal? To match the task to the person. In the long run, ergonomics improves a person’s health, reduces employer costs due to absences or lack of productivity, and guarantees that certain legal and social obligations between employer and employee are met.
We were very happy to receive an email this morning from the Oregon Zoo. What a great way to start the week.
Notice of Intent to Award / RFB No. 13-2365 (AfriCafe Tables & Chairs)
“This letter shall serve as Metro’s official notice of intent to award the above listed contract to Rose City Office Furnishings. This selection was made in accordance with the criteria listed in the RFB solicitation and Metro Code, Chapter 2.04. Metro received a total of three (3) bids for this project, and after reviewing all the bids, Rose City Office Furnishings was deemed as offering the lowest price.”