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100 Songs to Boost Your Productivity at Work

100 Songs to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Music empowers us, gets us moving, smiling and feeling, and can increase productivity and inspire creativity. It’s a fantastic tool to harness in the workplace, and can have a significant impact on the enjoyment and ability to meet deadlines achieve goals. It can also:

  • Create a calming atmosphere in a reception area, or make a statement about a dynamic and fast-paced company.
  • Get customers into the right state of mind before a treatment or service.
  • Boost the energy of an uninspired team.
  • Bring a fun and lighthearted atmosphere to a breakout space.
  • Bring a team together with an anthem, genre or style.

It’s time to harness the power of music, and use it to motivate your team and give your office’s atmosphere a boost. Read on for our top 100 tracks for the workplace, and comment below with your favourites!

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Rewarding and Managing a Team, in Style

Rewarding and Managing a Team, in Style

We spend more time with our colleagues than with our families, yet team bonding, training and brainstorming are so often forgotten and overlooked. Think about the last time the company you work for ran a training or team building session: was it  effective? Were the lessons long lasting? Was it relevant to your ongoing operations and needs? Probably not. The training most likely felt token, the bonding perhaps felt forced, and the team building may have even been too little, too late.

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Starting a Business and Setting up an Office to Match

Starting a Business and Setting up an Office to Match

Setting up a business can be daunting, exciting, terrifying, fulfilling, and just about every emotion in-between. You hear conflicting advice, telling you to be bold yet cautious, passionate yet practical, and to move forward by using both your head and your heart. At Jason L, we talk to thousands of new business owners in a range of industries, and work with them on setting up their customised workplace with everything they need to get started. But knowing that finding the right office chair is probably the least of your worries, we’ve put together a guide to starting a business and setting up an effective office, which will help you move from being a wannabe founder to a savvy CEO in no time.

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Corporate Culture and Why it Matters

Corporate Culture and Why it Matters

During most company inductions, the phrases ‘corporate culture’ and ‘company culture’ are usually thrown around, as the oftentimes bored H.R. representative unenthusiastically assures you that your new workplace is all about employee satisfaction. Conversely, amongst many employees there lies the assumption that H.R., senior management and the executive teams are in it for themselves, are not there to support employee interests and frankly, don’t care about the staff at all. What’s going on here?

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10 Ergonomic Tips For Ergonomic Workstations and Chair with Gifs

10 Ergonomic Tips For Ergonomic Workstations and Chair with Gifs

Did you know a desk job can be hazardous to your health? What is Ergonomics?“Ergonomics” is a word being used more frequently, as companies become aware of the importance of safety and comfort. Ergonomics, put simply, is the science of how human physical abilities and limitations interact with the layout and properties of the workplace. It is about designing the workplace and setting up workstations to account for the range of human physical movements, limiting body strain and enabling employees to work efficiently and safely, without fatigue or discomfort. A cursory look at many offices may not reveal much, but a...

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How to Set-up a Desk, Choose the Right Keyboard and Find a Mouse to Match

How to Set-up a Desk, Choose the Right Keyboard and Find a Mouse to Match

  We spend a lot of time at work, in front of screens and in digital environments, with some estimates stating that we spend more than five hours per day sitting at our desks. It makes sense, therefore, that our workstations, keyboards, mouses and desk accessories are set-up in a comfortable, ergonomically sound, effective and welcoming way, helping us stay healthy and work productively. If you're feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start, fear not! This guide has got you covered with our top 25 desk essentials and an exhaustive list of mouses and keyboards, to help you make the...

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The Complete Office Worker’s Guide to Ergonomic Furniture

The Complete Office Worker’s Guide to Ergonomic Furniture

The set up of a modern office is vastly different to how traditional offices were designed, from the style and layout of the furniture to the quality of the pieces themselves. Where once structured cubicles and heavy partitions stood, now stand hot desks, shared workspaces and even experienced based architecture. Employees are expected to spend more time at work, and a growing number of office fitouts are designed to encourage staff to spend their work hours at their desks, and their leisure time in the shared amenities like elaborate breakout spaces and creative games rooms.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Injuries At Construction Sites & How Advice on How to Avoid Them

INFOGRAPHIC: Injuries At Construction Sites & How Advice on How to Avoid Them

and here is the pdf Sources: 1. Make Fall Safety a Top Priority National Safety Council https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/slips-trips-falls 2. Injuries at work Workplace Health and Safety Electrical Safety Office Workers' Compensation Regulator - Queensland Government https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/rehab-and-claims/injuries-at-work 3. Statistics Safe Work Australia https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/statistics-and-research/statistics/statistics 4. Accidents and injuries in the workplace Business.gov.au https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/health-and-safety/accidents-and-injuries-in-the-workplace 5. Workplace Injuries Australian Human Rights Commission https://www.humanrights.gov.au/quick-guide/12113 6. 6 construction safety statistics that'll make you think RSPA Workplace Safety Blog https://rospaworkplacesafety.com/2012/12/03/construction-safety-statistics-infographic/ 7. Case Studies: Accidents Involving Work at Heights WSH Council https://www.wshc.sg/files/wshc/upload/infostop/attachments/2017/IS201704210000000417/Case_Studies_of_Accidents_Involving_Working_at_Heights.pdf 8. Claims Work Safe Victoria https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/claims 9. Safety and health at work International Labour Organization http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/safety-and-health-at-work/lang--en/index.htm 10....

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INFOGRAPHIC: Modern Procurement & Purchasing. How Do You Stack Up?

INFOGRAPHIC: Modern Procurement & Purchasing. How Do You Stack Up?

and here is the pdf:  Sources: 1. What is the Difference Between Procurement and Purchasing?Procurifyhttps://blog.procurify.com/2014/02/07/what-is-the-difference-between-procurement-and-purchasing/ 2. Top 10 Procurement Trends for 2017Spend Edgehttps://www.spendedge.com/blogs/top-10-procurement-trends-2017 3. Measuring Procurement Cost Savings to the Bottom LineProcurement Strategy Councilhttp://www.procurement-academy.com/wp/KnowledgePortal/Articles/Cost%20Management/Measuring%20Procurement%20Cost%20Savings%20to%20the%20Bottom%20Line.pdf 4. What's the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing (infographic)Supply Chain Game Changerhttps://supplychaingamechanger.com/whats-the-difference-between-procurement-and-purchasing-infographic/ 5. Procurement Process ConsiderationsAustralian Government Department of Financehttps://www.finance.gov.au/procurement/procurement-policy-and-guidance/buying/procurement-practice/process-considerations/practice.html 6. Exploration of Big Data in Procurement - Benefits and ChallengesAalto University - School of Sciencehttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/bitstream/handle/123456789/31591/master_Heidari_Amir_2018.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 7. Corporate IdentityBusiness Dictionaryhttp://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/corporate-identity.html 8. 7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business SuccessLogistics Bureauhttps://www.logisticsbureau.com/7-reasons-why-the-supply-chain-matters-to-business-success/ 9. Procurement guidance - Planning for significant procurementQueensland Governmenthttp://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/sitecollectiondocuments/procurementguidesignificantprocurement.pdf 10. Supply Chain Sustainability - A Practical Guide for Continuous...

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INFOGRAPHIC: OFFICE GARDENS

INFOGRAPHIC: OFFICE GARDENS

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. How office plants can fight stress and other workplace nasties ABC News http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-08/how-plants-fight-office-stress/9310704 2. Plants Make You Feel Better Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/urban-mindfulness/200903/plants-make-you-feel-better 3. Why Indoor Plants Make You Feel Better NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/indoor-plants-can-instantly-boost-your-health-happiness-ncna781806 4. Think You Don't Ned Houseplants? Science Says Different Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2018/02/10/think-you-dont-need-houseplants-science-says-different/#705ba26e3595 5. Having a Plant in Your Office Could Prevent Sick Days and Reduce Stress, Says Expert Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/plants-office-stop-sick-days-stress-reduce-life-air-purify-cleaning-chemicals-nasa-a8149781.html 6. Can Plants Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety Green State Gardener https://www.greenstategardener.com/can-plants-help-relieve-stress-and-anxiety/ 7. 10 best Houseplants To De-Stress our Home and Purify The Air Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/best-houseplants-destress_n_2964013 8. Stress Reducing Effects of...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ideas on How To Win Allies & Influence People

INFOGRAPHIC: Ideas on How To Win Allies & Influence People

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegiehttps://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-dale-carnegie/prod9781460752661.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjw8uLcBRACEiwAaL6MSXyadE721t6Lk4ErASVcdPq_RTbF7IO8FDhsrsgtSQKbnPAnUK9cpBoC9a0QAvD_BwE 2. 10 Ways To Make People Like You, From 'How To Make Friends and Influence People' Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2018/02/07/10-ways-to-make-people-like-you-from-how-to-make-friends-and-influence-people/#6b8c7e4e4bb4 3. How to Win Friends and Influence People [Book Summary] Hub Spot https://www.hubspot.com/sales/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-summary 4. Learn How to Make Friends As An Adult Using These 5 Steps Science of People https://www.scienceofpeople.com/how-to-make-friends/ 5. The art of making new friends as a grown-up The Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/the-art-of-making-new-friends-as-a-grownup-20180201-h0rr2n.html 6. How to make friends and keep them once your childhood is over ABC News http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-21/how-to-make-friends-as-an-adult/9455552 7. Loneliness isn't inevitable - a...

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INFOGRAPHIC: WORKPLACE UNIFORMS

INFOGRAPHIC: WORKPLACE UNIFORMS

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. Workplace uniforms and clothing: what can an employer insist on? Workplace Info http://workplaceinfo.com.au/recruitment/employment-contracts/analysis/workplace-uniforms-and-clothing-what-can-an-employer-insist-on#.W5S5zOgzaUk 2.Uniforms Australia: Fitting Uniforms For Your Team Work Smart - Uniforms Australia https://uniformsaustralia.clothing/ 3. Uniforms in your business Business.gov.au - Australian Government https://www.business.gov.au/people/hiring/pay-and-conditions/uniforms-in-your-business 4. Why Uniforms Are Still Important In A Changing Workplace Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/07/06/why-uniforms-are-still-important-in-a-changing-workplace_a_23020093/ 5. Fashion retail staff spend thousands of dollars on work 'uniforms' The Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/fashion-retail-staff-spend-thousands-of-dollars-on-work-uniforms-20171020-gz4xsu.html 6. Do Work Uniforms Have An Impact On Productivity? Australian Uniform Service https://www.australianuniform.com.au/work-uniforms-impact-productivity/ 7. Dress Code Australian Human Rights Commission https://www.humanrights.gov.au/quick-guide/12031 8. The Advantages of Uniforms in the WorkplaceChron https://smallbusiness.chron.com/advantages-uniforms-workplace-18147.html...

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INFOGRAPHIC: MUSIC IN THE OFFICE

INFOGRAPHIC: MUSIC IN THE OFFICE

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. Music at work: good or bad? Jason Miller, Linkedin https://business.linkedin.com/en-uk/marketing-solutions/blog/posts/B2B-Marketing/2017/Music-at-work-good-or-bad 2. Should Employees be Allowed to Listen to Music at Work? Noise News https://www.cirrusresearch.co.uk/blog/2017/12/employees-allowed-listen-music-work/ 3. Why you should let your employees listen to music Workopolis https://hiring.workopolis.com/article/let-employees-listen-music/ 4. Infographic: The Impact of Music on Workplace Productivity Refresh Leadership http://www.refreshleadership.com/index.php/2017/05/infographic-impact-music-workplace-productivity/ 5. Here's How to Avoid Annoying Absolutely Everyone Around You at Work Time http://time.com/59923/heres-how-to-avoid-annoying-absolutely-everyone-around-you-at-work/ 6. How to...listen to music at work The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/money/2001/jan/06/jobsadvice.careers6 7. How To Help Build Employees' Career Paths So They Don't Quit Fast Company https://www.fastcompany.com/40490723/how-to-help-build-employees-career-paths-so-they-dont-quit 8. Can Creative Breaks Boost Your Employees'...

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INFOGRAPHIC: WORKPLACE SLEEPING

INFOGRAPHIC: WORKPLACE SLEEPING

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. Why napping at work is now a thing Insight - SBS https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/article/2018/03/29/why-napping-work-now-thing 2. Take Naps to Work. Apologize to No One. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/smarter-living/take-naps-at-work-apologize-to-no-one.html 3. How to nap successfully at work BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/business-38498488 4. Clocking off: the companies introducing nap time to the workplace The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/business-to-business/2017/dec/04/clocking-off-the-companies-introducing-nap-time-to-the-workplace 5. It's Time To Start Talking Naps At Work Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/kaytiezimmerman/2018/02/01/time-start-taking-naps-work/#4012138078b6 6. Report to the Sleep Health Foundation 2016 Sleep Health Survey of Australian Adults Sleep Health Foundation https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/pdfs/surveys/SleepHealthFoundation-Survey.pdf 7. The Scary Truth About Getting Fewer Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Each Night Huffington...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips For Your Office Emergency Procedures

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips For Your Office Emergency Procedures

and now for the pdf... Sources: 1. Road Deaths Australia 2011 Statistical Summary Department of Infrastructure and Transport - Australian Government https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/RDA_Summary_2011.pdf 2. Work-related fatalities Safe Work Australia https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/statistics-and-research/statistics/fatalities/fatality-statistics 3. What do people die of? Mortality rates and data for every cause of death in 2011 visualised The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2012/nov/06/deaths-mortality-rates-cause-death-2011 4.Tens Of Billions Are Lost Every Year On These 9 Meeting Mistakes Business Insider Australia https://www.businessinsider.com.au/37-billion-is-lost-every-year-on-these-meeting-mistakes-2014-4?r=US&IR=T 5. First aid kits Health Direct https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/first-aid-kits 6. Work-Related Injuries, Australia JUL 2013 TO JUN 2014 Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats%5Cabs@.nsf/0/7EBF2FCCABAB02C3CA256AE2007DBCEF?Opendocument 7. WHS reports and statistics Workplace Health and Safety Electrical Safety Office Workers'...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to office chairs

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to office chairs

Sources: 1. How to Adjust Office Chairs Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/office/chair_adjusting.html 2. Ergonomic guide to computer based workstations Workplace Health and Safety Queensland https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/83067/guide-ergo-comp-workstations.pdf 3. Ergonomic Principles and Checklists for the Selection of Office Furniture and EquipmentNational Occupational Health and Safety Commission https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1702/ergonomicprincipleschecklistsforofficefurniture_1991_pdf.pdf 4. 8 Common Office Chair Mistakes to Avoid Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com/janet-miller/8-common-office-chair-mis_b_12586844.html 5. What to Consider When Buying an Office Chair Ergonomic Office https://www.ergonomicoffice.com.au/guidelines/ergonomic-guidelines/what-to-consider-when-buying-an-office-chair/ 6. How to Stop Your Office Chair from Killing You Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/06/12/how-to-stop-your-office-chair-from-killing-you/#2ba6435f10a6 7. Killer Chairs: How Desk Jobs Ruin Your Health Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/killer-chairs-how-desk-jobs-ruin-your-health/ 8. 5 adjustments you need to...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Coffee In The Workplace

INFOGRAPHIC: Coffee In The Workplace

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. Coffee grinds fuel for the nation USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/09/coffee-mania/2069335/ 2. Coffee Drinking Statistics Statistic Brain Research Institute https://www.statisticbrain.com/coffee-drinking-statistics/ 3. Report From the Expert Working Group on The Safety Aspects of Dietary Caffeine Food Standards https://www.statisticbrain.com/coffee-drinking-statistics/ 4. Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results - Foods and Nutrients, 2011 - 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4364.0.55.007~2011-12~Main%20Features~Non-alcoholic%20beverages~701 5. NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends 2018 National Coffee Association USA http://www.ncausa.org/industry-Resources/Market-Research/National-Coffee-Drinking-Trends-Report 6. 5 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day Odyssey https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-reasons-drink-coffee-day 7. Coffee Buying Guide - Getting Started Consumer Reports https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/coffee/buying-guide/index.htm 8. The Coffee Paradox: Global Markets, Commodity...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Office Yoga Practices

INFOGRAPHIC: Office Yoga Practices

Sources: 1. 38 Health Benefits of Yoga Yoga Journal https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/count-yoga-38-ways-yoga-keeps-fit 2. Pilates and yoga - health benefits Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/pilates-and-yoga-health-benefits 3. Yoga - Benefits Beyond the Mat Harvard Health Publishing - Harvard Medical School https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/yoga-benefits-beyond-the-mat 4. 8 Science-Backed Benefits of Doing Yoga Women's Health https://www.womenshealth.com.au/science-backed-benefits-of-doing-yoga 5. State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia Heads Up https://www.headsup.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/bl1270-report---tns-the-state-of-mental-health-in-australian-workplaces-hr.pdf?sfvrsn=8 6. Workplace Stress The American Institute of Stress https://www.stress.org/workplace-stress/ 7. Workplace Stress Leads To Less Productive Employees Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2014/09/11/workplace-stress-leads-to-less-productive-employees/#2919ebcf31d1 8. Office Yoga Yoga Journal https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/how-to/office-yoga 9. 5 Office Yoga Poses (That Won't Freak Out Your Coworkers) Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com/meredith-nordhem/office-yoga-poses_b_5604195.html 10. 12 Yoga Poses...

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to eat healthily at work

INFOGRAPHIC: How to eat healthily at work

and now the pdf.. Sources: 1. Eat Healthy At Work With These Tips + Recipes Academy of Culinary Nutrition https://www.culinarynutrition.com/how-to-eat-healthy-at-work/ 2. 12 Ways to Eat Healthy No Matter How Busy You Are Entrepreneur https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245770 3. 10 healthy eating habits for a productive work day The Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/want-a-productive-work-day-watch-what-you-eat-20170303-gupnl9.html 4. Healthy eating Queensland Government https://workplaces.healthier.qld.gov.au/public-resources/health-topics-ideas-for-action/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/ 5. Healthy eating Healthier Workplace WA https://healthierworkplacewa.com.au/take-action/for-workers/my-health/healthy-eating/ 6. How Are Sharks Less Dangerous than Vending Machines? An Exercise in Conditional Risk Freakonomics http://freakonomics.com/2011/09/08/how-are-sharks-less-dangerous-than-vending-machines-an-exercise-in-conditional-risk/ 7. Your Vending Machine: Safety and Security Regional Vending http://regionalvending.ca/your-vending-machine-safety-and-security/ 8. The best healthy snacks for work Good Food - BBC https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/best-healthy-snacks-work...

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