New hires are going to be looking at your office space when deciding whether they want to join your company. Why? Because your office’s design implicitly reflects the culture and priorities of your company. Creating an energizing, employee-centric office space is an often overlooked strategy that you can use to both attract new hires and engage your current employees. In fact, 62% of US workers say they would be more motivated if employers made an effort to improve workplace surroundings. According to Recruiter.com, office environment makes up 25% of job satisfaction.
Focal Upright is pleased to announce that Matthew Tedesco has joined the Focal team as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Based in the New York City area, Tedesco will help guide the company’s growth and brand in the emerging active seating and standing desk markets.
Are your company culture and workspace optimized for talent attraction and retention? Check out this infographic to see how you shape up.
Workplace wellness programs focused on improving physical fitness are commonplace at top companies across industries. Companies stock the fridge with healthy snacks, offer free health screenings, and even hire personal trainers to get employees' blood pumping. This is all good, but it may not be good enough.
What is your company's biggest competitive advantage? Perhaps your proprietary technology? Maybe your inspiring branding? No and no. In an age where, companies are going to increasingly complex lengths to differentiate themselves from the competition, the answer to this question is surprisingly simple. Your people are your number one competitive advantage. That means attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees is a strategic imperative for company that want to thrive in today’s competitive climate, and more importantly, tomorrow’s.
When Focal Upright launched in 2012, we were two people with a grand idea of creating a new type of seat. Now, just three years later, we are a team of 20+ upright evangelists with a complete line of active office furniture—and more to come.
Since our launch, we’ve helped doctors, students, artists, and business people alike be healthier and more productive with our revolutionary office furniture. We’ve seen total transformations. Customers who were previously unable to make it through the workday without pain, are now able to thrive in the office. One Focal user even told us her seat made her “feel human again.”
An easy way to be more active in the office? Change up your seating. Whether you’re already working at a standing desk setup or looking to get one, active seating will help keep you moving all day long.
Use the chart below to determine which active seat best fits your workstyle.
Wearable fitness trackers have taken over. Whether you’re on Team Jawbone, FitBit, Apple Watch, or you are playing it old school with a pedometer, you’re likely tracking your steps in an effort to be more active.
If you spend the majority of your day behind a desk, you may notice a large dip in steps between 9 and 5. Here are 5 unexpected ways your fitness tracker can help you get moving at work.
Here at Focal Upright, office activity is important to us. It’s our mission to help you be active and healthy throughout the workday. We also like to practice what we preach.
This week we put together some of our best tips for staying active. From the CFO to the Project Engineer to the Sales Team, Focal is dedicated to the active office. Try these tips and learn a little more about the team behind the Upright Revolution.
An internal walking path, a Tour de France simulation spin studio, or getting paid time to work out? All in a day’s work for employees at Clif Bar, Hasbro, and Nike. These companies have made an effort to encourage workplace wellness by making it as easy and accessible as possible.