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Standing meetings may improve group productivity

NEW YORK – SHEREEN LEHMAN

“(Reuters Health) – Walking while working, usually on a treadmill, has been gaining popularity in recent years, but the next office innovation should be standing while meeting, according to a new study.Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, report that groups working together on a project while standing are measurably more engaged and less territorial than while seated.“A workspace that encourages people to stand up is going to lead to more collaborative and more creative outputs,” Andrew Knight told Reuters Health in an email”(more)

Company Tours: Workplace Exposure Inspires Students to Say, “Wow! I Can Do This”

Change the Equation – Staff Writer

“You’d think that kids growing up in and around the Silicon Valley would have a natural window on the world of high-tech careers. For plenty of K–12 students, however, this hub of innovation might as well be on another planet. Disparity in learning opportunities for disadvantaged students, and for girls and young people of color who are underrepresented in STEM fields, is just as real here as anywhere. Two of our member companies, Symantec and SSL (Space Systems Loral), are among those trying to change that. Both companies embrace work-based learning by welcoming students to their facilities for eye-opening company tours that showcase advanced technology and the skilled STEM professionals who create and produce it.”(more)