by Katie Holmes OutWit Trade Working from home has been a difficult adjustment for many of us during the current pandemic. For those struggling to be productive at home, here are some great tips a wide range of professionals have sent us on how they were able to make the most of working at home. […]
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth
from NMAAHC On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered as […]
60 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using and Their Meaning
by Vanessa Van Edwards writing for Science of People Do you know how to speak with your hands? Holler and Beatie found that gestures increase the value of our spoken message by 60%! The best, most charismatic speakers and influencers know the importance of using hand gestures. Leaders use specific hand gesture patterns. Science of […]
A Massive, 3-Level Harry Potter Store Is Opening in NYC This Summer
By Kyler Alvord thrillist.com The largest collection of Harry Potter products is coming to New York City this summer for what’s sure to be one of Manhattan’s hottest new attractions. The three-story shop, set to open on Thursday, June 3, takes wizarding to a whole new level, with 15 themed areas spaced across 21,000 square feet. Harry Potter […]
Do you have a fear of returning to the office?
by Emma Beddington TheGuardian.com If they want us back, will we go? And how can managers make workplaces more enticing? Emma Beddington wonders if office life will ever be the same again. My husband is standing in the kitchen, asking me if his shirt is stained. He looks different: clean-shaven, sharper. I like it. “I […]
History of the New York City Subway
Written by Steven Thomas TopViewNYC The New York City subway system has been an iconic representation of American metropolitan transportation since its opening in 1904. Subways provide a solution to crowded cityscapes, offer a cheaper alternative to cabs and cars (which place the cost of gasoline, parking, and insurance on one commuter instead of many), and […]
What Will Happen to All the Empty Office Buildings and Hotels?
By C. J. Hughes The New York Times Dark windows. Quiet lobbies. Hushed halls. Many of New York’s hotels and office buildings have been empty for more than a year now as the pandemic continues to keep tourists and workers out of the city. And some of those properties may never recover. An effort is afoot […]
Don’t Work on Vacation. Seriously.
by Laura M. Giurge and Kaitlin Woolley Harvard Business Review How — and when — we work is fundamentally changing. Data from the 2018 American Time Use survey indicates that 30% of full-time employees report working weekends and holidays, and even when people officially have time off, that doesn’t mean they stop working. Moreover, the recent global shift to remote […]
Uniquely New York City
As one of the first providers of flexible office space in New York City, in fact the country, World-Wide Businesses Centres has been in business since the idea of flexible, short term space was indeed unique. Although the concept may not longer be, our commitment to service, and the experience of out staff, is still […]
Return-to-Office Plans Are Set in Motion, but Virus Uncertainty Remains
By Julie Creswell, Gillian Friedman and Peter Eavis New York Times Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements. A year and a pandemic ago, over 100,000 people filled the central business district in Charlotte, N.C., pouring out of offices, including several recently built skyscrapers, and […]
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