NBS Blog: Wellbeing

June 20, 2018

Top Trend at NeoCon Makes You Feel Like a Super Hero

NeoCon 2018 was the year of the “Phone Booth” In 1978 the world was introduced to Superman on the big screen. As we remember from the movie and many variations of the original since, when Clark Kent needed to get ready for his other day job as a Super Hero he entered into a phone […]

January 23, 2018

Designing for People, Technology, and Place

The workplace is changing. We can no longer create the same spaces and expect different results. Multi-generations are working together, technology is evolving, and organizations are looking to get the most out of their real estate. Today’s workplace needs an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering […]

NBS Live Work Balance

November 8, 2016

Practicing Mindfulness

Shared by Designer, Shawney Anderson 3 minutes: How frequently the average office worker is interrupted or distracted 23 minutes: How long it takes to return to a task after being interrupted 8: Average number of windows open on a worker’s computer at the same time 30: Average number of times per hour office workers check their email […]

NBS Block Party

October 14, 2016

Welcome to the NBS Block Party!

Don’t you love a neighborhood block party? It’s a time when your community can come together to connect and socialize. We have taken this concept and turned it into our own weekly gathering! Our Troy team members are actually organized into “neighborhoods” depending on the market they support. With busy schedules and workloads, we thought these […]

October 5, 2016

Privacy: Thinking Beyond Four Walls

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Jessica Merchant Most of my career has been client facing. Meeting with clients weekly and hosting them at work events or other social engagements. I am a mobile worker in a sales role, I must be an extrovert, right? Well, I am not. While I have similar qualities of an ambivert […]

April 28, 2016

A Reason to Clean

Spring Cleaning Solutions Spring is in the air, and winter is probably still on your windows. It’s unavoidable. The weather, parking lots, roads and traffic, even coworkers, can all contribute to the soot, smudges and smears that appear on most glass surfaces. Did you know that dirty glass can harbor germs and bacteria, especially in […]

October 29, 2015

Here’s Why Nature Means Business

Bringing the Outside In is a Powerful Boost for Productivity When nature makes its way into the workplace, interesting things happen. According to Professor Sir Cary Cooper, an expert on workplace wellbeing, “Workspaces that incorporate nature allow for more effortless attention, are less mentally draining, and may restore our mental capacity.” If that sounds a […]

September 29, 2015

Do Goldfish Have a Longer Attention Span Than You?

The myth of multitasking and what to do about it 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! With all of the interruptions […]

March 19, 2015

Look a Little Closer

A Clean Workplace Can Pay Off in Unexpected Ways Attracting top talent. Keeping staff engaged. Maintaining a healthy environment. These are all business challenges impacted by the cleanliness of your space. Factor in a brutal winter, and it’s probably time for a good spring cleaning. Take a look around. Floors take a beating from the […]