NBS Blog: Productivity

September 29, 2015

Do Goldfish Have a Longer Attention Span Than You?

Here’s a shocking statistic: A 2013 study, by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, reports the average attention span has fallen to just 8 seconds. It gets worse. The same study says goldfish have an attention span of 9 seconds!

April 22, 2015

Who Needs a “Lunchroom” Anymore?

The disconnect between where and how people work today, and the traditional lunchroom, makes you wonder if a dedicated space just for eating still makes sense. Think about it. Most lunchrooms sit idle much of the day because they don’t function as workspaces.

February 23, 2015

Color as a Workplace Strategy

Which color do you think is most likely to stimulate imagination and brainstorming? Which ones are best at supporting detail-oriented thinking? Or which color is most likely to induce relaxation? Research has shown a room’s color can have a profound effect on its occupants.