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Cubicle Decor: There’s no place like Home (Office)

Everyone spends a significant amount of time at their desks and in their offices. It’s conceivable to me that people are, on average, spending more time working than doing pretty much anything else during the week. Personally, I try to make my workspace feel more like my home-space so that I feel more comfortable and motivated. I find that being surrounded by things that make me happy lead to productivity, efficiency, and a positive overall attitude. You may think I’ve gone overboard with my workspace (I’ve got your standard photos and tchotchkes of course, but I also made my own fabric wallpaper and hanging mobile!). But here are a few things that even the DIY-averse can easily do to make themselves more comfortable at their desks:
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The (Online) Office Book Club

Office book clubs are a great way to build comradery while discovering new reads. Our club was born as a result of a conversation in passing, and has since grown a group of ten that’s been meeting for lunch for four years. How do we run our book club?
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Giving Back: a.k.a. A Fun Fundraiser

At Avanceon, we strongly believe in giving back to the community. Each year, we vote for 3 local charities to support with the company matching the amount raised and then disbursing the gift at the end of the year. Throughout the year, employees have the option to participate in a variety of activities to raise money. We’re always looking for fresh ideas for fun fundraisers and recently we found a great one.
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A Perplexing Team Building Event

Ask and ye shall receive! Pod 2 did a room escape for a team building event! The sad news is we did not make it out. The good news is we had a great time trying!
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Give in to Peer Pressure!

I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
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