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More Construction Zones Springing Up – Be Aware

March 24, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Remember – Safety First! As spring nears and the sun starts creeping out, more workers head outside to complete construction projects. National Work Zone Awareness Week, running March 23-27, 2015, encourages safe construction practices for workers and safe driving for civilians in these work zones. Did you know, over 20,000 workers… Continue reading

Spring Cleaning

March 17, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Are you drowning in a sea of files on your desktop? Maybe it’s time for some spring cleaning! Many participate in spring cleaning for the home, but neglect the office space, which could be harmful to your success and the way others perceive your professionalism. According to a study by Office… Continue reading

Room Temperature Vs. Productivity

March 10, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC You know the feeling of dread when you wake up in the cold, dark, winter mornings? That reluctance to emerge from your warm, comfortable covers only to hit the frigid air and anything else in your way as you stumble across the dark room half asleep because your body is taking… Continue reading

Save Your Energy Costs

Feb 23, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Let’s face it, electricity is significant for any office environment. Employees cannot function effectively without light or in extreme climate conditions, and with everything switching to digital, most companies cannot survive without technology. However, without proper monitoring, these costs can add excessively to a big, fat bill at the end of… Continue reading

So Many Colors – What do They Mean?

Feb 19, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Knowing the color codes for electrical wires is great knowledge to have for safety when installing or checking your own wiring. Here are the common color codes used: Black Used for power in all circuits – Considered hot and should be used as the power feed for a switch or an… Continue reading

DIY: Cord Management

Feb 11, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC For National Electrical Safety Month, we advise you to pick those cords up off the ground and be electrical safe. Sometimes this is easier said than done, especially in an office with multiple computers, phone lines, printers and other electrical appliances. This is why we put together a list of simple,… Continue reading

Don’t Get Burned…Out!

Feb 5, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC National Burn Awareness Week is coming to an end, and while you should still be aware of the risk of hot water and fire burns, you should also be aware of the ability to get burned (out) at work. It’s important to “finish what you start,” and get all of your… Continue reading

New Year. New Office. Part IV

Jan 29, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC January is almost over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start more New Year resolutions for the office. Here’s an idea that can be integrated whenever, and can help increase productivity, using little to no money. Consider saving a space in the office for employees to take a break… Continue reading

New Year. New Office. Part III

Jan 21, 2014 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Last week we discussed the value of allowing employees’ to embellish the office walls with their ideas and proposals. In order to get these creative juices flowing though, the mind needs to be alert. Light Make sure the office is well lit. Light is great for boosting brain power and production.… Continue reading

New Year. New Office. Part II

Jan 9, 2015 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC As we learned from last week’s color post, splashing the walls and office with some color can liven a room and environment to induce creativity, while allowing employees to adorn their own space with personal items can make a more appealing office environment. In addition, merging all employees’ personalities can invoke… Continue reading