Barriers to Honest Communication in the Workplace

There are a number of barriers to effective communication in the workplace. It is important as a manager to identify factors which prevent honest and open discourse. When employees do not feel that they can share their thoughts and opinions freely with upper management, it indicates that there is a lack of trust within the…

Why There Are No Skyscrapers in Washington DC?

If you have ever visited our nation’s capital you certainly noticed aside from the Washington Monument (555-feet tallest in the city) and a few other landmarks including the US Capitol (289-feet ranked 5th tallest) there are no real tall high-rise or skyscraper buildings. Look across the Potomac River to Crystal City and Rosslyn and you’ll…

Petrified Wood Flooring – Pros and Cons

A lot of people today are considering getting petrified wood flooring. If you are one of these people, then you ought to be aware of the different pros and cons of getting this type of flooring. Before we tackle this, what actually is petrified wood? Well, it is actually a sort of fossilized wood. Through…

7 Tips For Office Chair Safety

Office chairs never had that sinister look on them (well, maybe except those office gaming chairs that look out of this world). They look so innocent and dull that we never associated them with being health risks and safety hazards. You may look now at your own work chair and will not be convinced, but…

Interesting Facts About Log Cabins

There are many important facts that should be learned about log cabins. It would be great to know that they are environment friendly. Knowing this may help those who are not yet fully convinced to have a log home built, to finally do it. This is due to the thermal mass features of wood which…

Ice Melt – How Does It Work?

This time of year, many building managers and building service contractors have to deal with the problem of icy sidewalks. To keep sidewalks safe, most building managers use an ice melting compound. There are dozens of ice melting products on the market today, so what’s the difference? The active ingredient used in ice melt is…

5 Benefits of Climbing Mount Everest

According to Mount Everest facts, this tallest mountain is approximately sixty million years old. Ever since its expeditions over the years, mountain climbing enthusiasts are always excited to climb Mount Everest. Although its challenging height can be dangerous, one should never miss the chance to experience this great adventure. If you are well-prepared and well-trained…

How to Notch Wood by Hand Easily and Quickly

Incorporating notches in woodworking is something I recommended in a previous article called “Why Wood Notching – Tips and Benefits”, but in this article I’m going to cover the step by step process you can use to actually do the job. There are several tools and methods you can choose from to accomplish this task,…

The Origins of Diversity Management

In this article I would like to outline where the idea of diversity management came from, different schools of thought and how one author named Deborah R. Litvin believes that diversity can continue to be relevant in the future. The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s/ 1960s in the US gave rise to Equal Employment…