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Cubicle Creations June 20, 2008

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Cubicle Pranks Magazine

Design^3 is THE place to find chic and stylish cubicle designs!  This week we will highlight three wonderful designs by local cyberweb designers.  First up is a wonderful modern design done in the newage material of Aluminum!    My favorite parts of this design are the personally accessories included!  Check it out for yourself:

 

 

Next we look at a more rustic work abode.  Make from recyclable materials, this design is completely biodegradeable. My favorite piece in this design would be the telephone.  It is obviously a custom design made just to fit into this room.  You can’t find something like that in the stores these days.  This room is also very child friendly, perfect for take your kids to work day!

 

 

Our third and final design is all about craftsmanship.  The attention to detail in this design is what really sets it apart.  No expense was spared in this design and it is guaranteed to make even the most disgruntled worker feel right at home.

 

 

Thank you for viewing this week’s issue of Design^3!

Millennials.. A new approach? February 25, 2008

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I happened to be meandering across Adage today when I came across this article.  Every one of these points struck a chord with me.  I could either relate them to people I know from college or to myself.  I specifically related with these:

1. ELIMINATE AMBIGUITY.

Millennials are experts at calculating what it takes to meet expectations. Once locked in, they have a GPS-like approach to navigating toward the goal. I have learned that the flip side of this laser-like focus is a lack of patience for any hint that the rules are being changed midstream.

LESSON: Set clear goals and timelines — and resist modifying them. Once the syllabus is printed, I never change it.

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4. MAKE IT WORTHWHILE.

Students are sick of busy work and exercises; they long to do something “real” and meaningful. What’s more, they are convinced they are ready for it. Whenever possible, I incorporate real-world consulting problems and clients into class assignments. Many students have told me years later that those were among the most meaningful experiences they had in their college careers.

LESSON: Assign the tough problems, not just the ones you think they can handle.

For those of you who are managers, what strategies do YOU use to relate with the younger work force?

An Apple a Day… July 6, 2007

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Healthy employees are more productive say many reports published in the past year. And, one of the biggest epidemics currently facing the United States is obesity. A sedentary lifestyle and bad food choices have seen our waistlines and our healthcare bills rising.

Now, I have always enjoyed my food and like most people who do I have put on a few more pounds than I would have liked. About 9 months ago I began looking for weight loss help online. Like most college students, I tend to spend a lot of time online, so it seemed like a good option. I needed something that would teach me Healthy Habits as well as help hold me accountable for following them.

Two of the “heavyweights” of online diet help are Weightwatchers.com and eDiets.com. However, both of these services have fees involved. Instead I ran across Sparkpeople.com. While the name doesn’t give it away as a diet website it offers all of the top notch services you should expect. Everything from a nutrition tracker, meal plans, exercise plans, recipes and best of all, a great community. Sparkpeople is not just for the individual who wants to lose weight though. They market their Spark Teams to businesses as well. Sparkteams allow a company to have its own private “leaderboard” and forums. A great way for employers to get involved in their employees weight loss.

And I have to brag a little as well. Thanks in part to Sparkpeople, I have currentlylost 25lbs

Here’s a link to a Fox News story about Sparkpeople.com 

A Balancing Act July 4, 2007

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A recent article in the Career Section of Business week talked about what Generation Y is looking for as we break free from our college bonds, and I think it can be summed up in one word: BALANCE. This is certainly a concept that has been in the forefront of my mind recently as developing a more balanced lifestyle is my goal for the 2nd half of 2007. Nearly everyone needs a good balance between work and play and being well rounded is stressed to college students today ( I don’t mean your waist line).Courtesy of Moontoon.com

So in an attempt to be more balanced here, I will be adding a few articles that are related to being a balanced individual, as well as a good business person. These will be located in the brand new “Cheesy Whiskers” category of articles.

My other categories have also been renamed( and it’s about time too) so I will quickly run through them 🙂

A Better Mouse Trap: Articles on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Business Tails: Information for Companies and Managers

Clear Tracks: Advertising Campaigns that have made their mark

Mouse Clicks: Interesting websites and links I’ve found

New Squeaks: General News and Updates

The Job Maze: Posts for the job hunter

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Happy 4th to everyone 🙂 Happy 4th of July!