Randoms-What Employees want Most in the Office & More

Because it’s Boss/Employee Exchange Day …

  • What would you change about your workplace if you were the boss? Do you think you could do a better job than your boss? 
  • Bosses ... What do you hate most about being "in charge"? Would you rather not be? 

TODAY’S TOPICS:

Forget walking desks and ping pong tables ... what employees want most in their office environment is natural light and a view of the outdoors. A new survey found that, for a majority of workers, those two things were the most important perks of a workplace atmosphere – beating out on-site cafeterias, fitness centers, and even on-site childcare. The survey also found that the absence of natural light and views of the outdoors negatively affected employees. Over a third said they don’t get enough natural light in their workspace, 47 percent of respondents said they feel tired because they don’t get any natural light, and 43 percent said not being able to see outside makes them gloomy. (Harvard Business Review

Speaking of work … Do you talk to your co-workers about “sensitive” topics? A study found that plenty of people share personal stuff with their co-workers, including things about their love life. This may be because, according to the study, 82 percent of respondents said they worked with someone they considered a friend.

Here are the most common sensitive topics co-workers share with each other:

  • “Conflict(s) with coworkers:” 64%
  • “Love life:” 58%
  • “Health issues:” 53%
  • “Financial issues:” 33% 

Having a tough time making a decision about something? Terrible about making decisions in general? Meditate. Research from UCLA found that meditation strengthens the brain and helps you think more clearly, which can help you make better decisions. (Elite Daily

Cheaper ring, better marriage. New research has found that the less spent on an engagement ring, the more likely a marriage will last. The study found that men who spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring had a higher rate of divorce (1.3 times) than those who spent between $500 and $2,000 on a ring. (NBC News

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