Maybe you spend your workdays inside a wood-paneled, book-lined chamber with your feet propped up on a Cadillac-size desk, and an assistant who holds your calls and wouldn’t dare enter without knocking. But probably not. These days, you’re way more likely to toil in a huge communal room packed with rows of keyboard-tapping, phone-yakking, nose-blowing, stinky-lunch-chomping colleagues. To some, this is a fantastic development, allowing for easier collaboration and smoother workflow. For others, it signifies the death of privacy, concentration, and dignity. Who’s right? A pair of Fast Company editors debate the office space that defines their days. advertisement advertisement Jason Feifer: We both work at desks that sit out in a large, open-air pit. But we’re across the floor from each other, so let me tell you what I see: The colleagues who are nearest to me are all silent, with their earphones on. I am as well; if I were to take them off, I’d be … [Read more...] about Two Cube Dwellers Argue Over Open Offices. Who’s Right?
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The Nifty, after an early trade uptick, largely remained rangebound with a negative bias for most of the session on November 18. HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, TCS and Bajaj Finance pulled the market down.The index made several attempts to hold 11,900 but failed, forming a small bearish candle on the daily charts following the Gravestone Doji formation in the previous session.The bulls somehow managed to defend 13-day exponential moving average (11,852), which offered support to the index during corrections in this leg of upmove. Weakness can get accelerated once the bears decisively push the index below the said average, experts say.Close The Nifty opened higher at 11,915.15 and moved in a narrow range of 85 points. The index touched an intraday high of 11,946.20 in the early trade, but immediately wiped the gains to remain rangebound. It hit the day's low of 11,867.60 in the afternoon and closed 11 points lower at 11,884.50. related news Taking Stock: Sensex fails to hold … [Read more...] about Technical View: Nifty forms small bearish candle, but defends crucial 13-day EMA
What if, instead of crouching over your desk in an open office, you could kick back in a cocoon-like space where no one could sneak up behind you and start talking? At the very least, you’d probably be more productive. advertisement advertisement Steelcase, the office furniture company, will soon be making such a space. The product, called Brody, can help workers arrive at a total state of concentration–a finding supported by neuroscience research, according to the company Last year, Steelcase embarked on its first foray into more private office solutions with Susan Cain Quiet Spaces, a series of designs for shared, closed spaces within open offices that give workers a bit of respite from noise and distraction. Brody is not an offshoot of Quiet Spaces, however. The design originated as an education solution, inspired by the way that students tend to look for private spaces within a school library when they want to stretch out and concentrate. “We had kind of … [Read more...] about Can’t Focus In Your Open Office? Wrap Yourself In This New Cocoon To Tune Out Distraction
Hailed as Google Glass meets 3-D, Atheer Labs’ augmented reality glasses can be used by factory workers to manage inventory, gamers to play immersive first-person shooters, and more. Atheer first showed off its futuristic goggles at AllThingsD’s conference to much fanfare in May, and on Thursday, the two-year-old startup announced it is turning to crowdfunding to collect feedback for its glasses. advertisement Unlike Google Glass, which despite its niche following has mainstream aspirations, Atheer isn’t meant to be worn all day every day–at least not in its current forms. The vision video above shows the potential of these augmented-reality glasses in everyday life, but that future is still far off. Currently, the company aims to produce two models that will be available through Indiegogo: The Atheer One, a consumer version that connects to smart devices using Bluetooth, will be available for $350 late next year, and Dragoneye, a larger full-fledged … [Read more...] about “Google Glass Meets 3-D”: Atheer Opens Presale For Futuristic Goggles
People have long made fun of Canadians for being too nice, but it turns out that the Canadian generosity of spirit comes in handy when you have a hankering for a cold beer. Molson placed bright red refrigerators in cities, on piers, and even along remote roadsides across Europe over 10 days. The catch? They were only accessible by scanning a Canadian passport. Once opened–by a Canadian–the fridge revealed a stock pile of Molson Canadian beer, which could be enjoyed by all. The ad, from agency Rethink, debuted online and aired on TV and represents a revival of the beer brand’s classic tagline “I am Canadian.” It was directed by Jonty Toosey of Partners Film. The agency says we’ll likely see more adventures from the Beer Fridge in the months ahead. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Only Canadians Can Open The Molson Beer Fridge