Anita Joy


Benchmarking Strategies - GIG Design LLC
Hot days, less clothes, more irritable? Geographical climates probably influence behaviors including activity and mood levels. Much as everyone benefits from being prepared for weather adversities, businesses are learning same goes for the climate of the workplace. Benchmarking tools unify employees by being prepared so they become the vision, protect quality of […]

These Benchmarking Tools Unify Employees


Managing an effective multigenerational workforce requires tolerance and transformative thinking. Our generation membership is a contextual factor that affects our communication and work styles, and also our values and perceptions. The Doing, Being, Becoming Model from occupational therapy offers an effective managerial approach. This model establishes a collaborative work environment that […]

How To Be An Effective Multigenerational Workforce


organizations change employee behaviors
A multi-generational workplace is naturally diverse. So, good and maybe not-so-good behaviors. How do organizations change employee behaviors? Unify the people, environment, and brand with what is most relevant: each employee. Where clarity exists there’s also a notion of rewarding conditions. Consequently, constancy of circumstances lead affective working conditions. As a result […]

How do organizations change employee behaviors?


Wellbeing Design: Sound
What’s one sound that doesn’t persuade you to look up from a task? Wellbeing design addresses sounds that distract and motivate. After all, our sensations are a necessary support. Creative wellbeing aligns sensory desires with goal achievements. One distractive sound addressed in recent years is smartphone notifications. How do you […]

Wellbeing Design Diary: Sound




Wellbeing Design Diary: Awareness
How is mental and physical awareness important to health, relationships, a meaningful life? Wellbeing Design identifies the method and process used personally and shared as a consultant. Perfection is unattainable, so the method repurposes passion. In conclusion,  rewards of victory! There are effective nuggets of this method and process. This diary will […]

Wellbeing Design Diary: Awareness





Cultural awareness may be towards blame or to matchmake satisfaction with performance through person, task, and environment. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The fabric of cultural awareness in the workplace may be threaded towards blame or to matchmake satisfaction with performance. This interweaving includes three things: person, task, and environment. PERSON There are two overarching roles in the workplace: the leader and the employee. Gallup’s How Millenials Want To Work And Live shared […]

Blame Or Matchmake? How To Improve Work Satisfaction and Performance


Do you believe the tree can be a muse to design and health? Read six reasons why this ecological frame of mind is subtle but powerful. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Today there is an absorbent amount of information readily available for whatever issue is at hand. People are becoming more specialized and willingly ready or already sharing what they know. Since childhood, I look to the trees for continuity. Last year I heard Ed Catmul say “art is about seeing,” as […]

Why I Look To The Trees For Design and Health ...





Unite the wellbeing of people and cultures through these health resources that energize body and mind tactics identified as spirituality. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The stigma behind spirituality is a alive and strong. People suggest avoiding conversations on religion but spirituality is a health resource. More medical professionals are discussing spirituality with their patients to energize body and mind needs. Pain, stress, and trauma effects mind, body, and soul. Wellbeing is an active process […]

How to Energize Body and Mind with Spirituality


Behaviors from being easily distracted and distressed have been researched since the 1960's. It's solvable by modifying hypersensitive behaviors. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Does it seem there are more days then less when someone (maybe yourself) is avoiding activities to cope? Behaviors from being easily distracted and distressed have been researched since the 1960’s with intense focus on the central nervous system’s response to sensations. The results are a failure to modify sensory intake […]

Why Becoming Easily Distressed and Distracted Is Solvable


Individual's daily resources that constitute as their wellbeing inevitably differ. Do employer's know how to solve for diversity? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
It’s easy to identify that person who’s in the midst of something novel to the norm of every day life. The reinforcement appears in their dialogue that its something everyone needs. It could be a fresh approach to storing things or the empowerment from a new app. Although, swapping out […]

Why Individual’s Wellbeing Differ and How to Solve It




Commit to the justice of a quality by knowing performance opportunities for communicating rights, responsibilities and liberties for productive change. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
When and where was the last time you experienced a creeping internal sensation of gnawing fury? It may be a feeling like you’re doing too much of something. Another may be you don’t have the resources to accomplish the task at hand. Occupational literacy is the first step to commit to the […]

How To Commit To the Justice of a Quality Life


Not being heard may sting but there are words, actions, and self-preparation strategies to boost morale. How do you use your voice when no one is listening?
One common source of stress is not being heard. This takes form in many ways but the outcome is often similar: a blow to morale. What’s the next step past that initial sting? Below are words, actions, and lifestyle strategies following the biological breakdown of how to you use your […]

How to Use Your Voice When No One is Listening


Presenteeism, absenteeism, and daydreaming are 3 lazy symptoms within a culture with weak values. How do you know if an employee is lazy or value-driven? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Every culture carries undertones of expectations or commonalities. For example, where there are four seasons it’s common that productivity slows during summer months and the days between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve. Businesses reduce expectations with anticipation their employee’s work performance will change. Is this a wise approach to managing […]

How Do You Know If An Employee is Lazy or ...


The brain is complex but it's your treasure with many jewels meant to be discovered and refined. Here are 15 insights on how to train your brain. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Do you adhere daily to the fact that all you surround yourself with PLUS what you ingest may train or alter your brain? According to science the optimistic person we share a space with, the composition of brass instruments in music, or salad verses fries can make all the difference. […]

15 Insights on How To Train Your Brain




Have you seen how sensory integration improves work results? The science behind productivity is knowing how your central nervous system works. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Recently I watched this hilarious story that James McAvoy shared on the BBC Graham Norton Show. In his attempt to vulnerably communicate to a recipient who spoke a different language he appeared to confess the forbidden. If you have seen or experienced sensory integration improve work results then James’ experience is […]

Have You Seen Sensory Integration Improve Work Results?


We're dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The holiday weekend is here! Does that mean scrap your healthy lifestyle? We’re dishing and digging into our blog and Pinterest archives to share eighteen tips for a remarkably healthy Memorial Day weekend. Below are three awareness tips within the six lifestyle goals we collaborate with our Clients on. RAINY […]

Eighteen Tips For A Remarkably Healthy Memorial Day Weekend


Knowing what stress is, how it spreads, and how it's good will directly point the need to act when tension is present. Here are scientific-proven methods. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Two employees walk into the office one regularly-scheduled work day morning. They respectfully go their separate desks, set down their belongings but cling to the  unnerving chaos experienced moments before work. Here are two cases of three people revealing how stress may spread along with methods to stop it. What […]

How Stress Spreads and Proven Methods to Stop It




Elective power begins with mental reflection of words, sights, sounds, smells, textures. All directly effect health. What if they were your employees? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Following 173 pages of short stories, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki instantly empowers.  At the time I read this finances were strained but there was a quick reveal for motion into better health by page two. Robert’s first proficient fact: schools focus on scholastic and professional skills, not money or finance. […]

Think of Your Health As If It Were Your Employee


We may all take a lesson on programs from Benjamin Franklin’s attempt to achieve moral perfection. Ben outlined thirteen virtues then created a program requiring daily check marks to track his adherence. As he exceeded with check marks in one virtue he shifted focus to the next virtue while continuing […]

Desperate to change? These three are guaranteed success.


A Sensory Cravers constantly engages, therefore the desire persists to seek more. More. More! Movement brings enjoyment and satisfaction. photo courtesy CKO Kickboxing Grand Rapids
Do you have an insatiable drive for enhanced experiences? This magical central nervous system response coined in the occupational therapy field as Sensory Craving, may also bring distress. Over the past 20 years I’ve facilitated sensory needs for the mild to severe cases in adults and children. Fortunate for me…because […]

What No One Tells You About Your Cravings



Workplace abuse leaves two choices for their leaders: deny change, or be open to it. The secret plot to explode it? A culture with this character trait. photo courtesy @tangojuilette
The workplace seeks to build and fulfill marketplace relationships. It secures revenue. Is the character of marketing relationships similar to that in the workplace culture? Workplace cultures resemble the character of the founder. Courage, vision, discipline, and endurance breath cultural standards into the employees of a business. Oh, and one […]

Workplace Abuse and the Secret Plot To Explode It


Empower creativity and revenue producing performance with body and mind awareness tactics. Here's how to stop the floundering or agonizing meetings. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Finished projects bring moments of exhilaration for all involved. True joy arrives with quality outcomes. Do these feelings occur after collaborative meetings? Engaged individuals actively listening and vulnerably sharing empowers productive, creative progress. Collaborative engagement with everyone at the table produces quality end goals: powerful strategies, innovative products, increased revenue. […]

How to Stop The Floundering Or Agonizing Meetings



GIG Design’s team discussed observations of a seamstress exhibiting stress in the workplace. Observations of the work environment included details of the lighting, noise, temperature, and peer engagement. The work space is an open area of approximately thirty seamstresses, all sitting at a sewing station actively engaging in production of a […]

A Seamstress Exhibiting Stress In The Workplace



Is your employer providing sick care or health care? Sick care is reactive with monetary value equivalent to putting dollar bills through a shredder. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
There is a jolting difference in cultural motivation on ‘sick care’ and ‘health care’. Sick care is reactionary, providing individuals support with onset of an injury, health or mental conditions. Sick care recipients pay for medical bills instead of luxuries. Their employers pay for loss of production or new hire […]

Is Your Employer Providing Sick Care or Health Care?


In response to NBC Health's reveal we aren't getting enough sleep, here are 20 questions for sleep awareness. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
In response to the statement “employers can educate shift workers about how to improve sleep” in the NBC Health’s reveal we aren’t getting enough sleep, here are 20 questions to get started. Answers are provided at the end. How many hours of sleep per night do you suspect the average American gets […]

20 Questions For Sleep Awareness



How do you discover your unique sensory response? Here are five steps to engage in a healthy lifestyle. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
How do your thoughts articulate each moment you experience? “I’m confidently griping the handle of this heavy meeting-room door, stepping into this meeting that will shape and sharpen feelings of fulfillment in my life.” Thoughts vividly characterize the body’s experience. Our body senses every tiny thing before describing it with […]

Five Steps To Engage In A Healthy Lifestyle



Comfort and safety are needs we seek for wellbeing in the workplace, relationships, and home. Who’s the expert defining your sense of belief in what is ‘safe’ or has ‘comfort’? Some might say its the leader in a culture. Others may argue its trend-led. There are marketing messages, spiritual guides, […]

B.E.I.N.G. Is To Boldly Exist in Necessary Growth


Consider this: the act to use one toilet paper square improves performance of economy, of sewer, of mentally and physically engaging in the intended task. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette
Health experts often recommend routines to build healthy habits. What do you do when the unexpected destructs that routine diet, exercise plan, or stress relief plan? Enter: toilet paper. We use it routinely. It’s designed to roll, to tear, for comfort, for hygiene, and for biodegradable properties that keep plumbing […]

One Toilet Paper Square Improves Performance


Anticipate sleep with softened textiles, subtle bedroom décor, bedroom specifically used for sleeping. Lay down sleepy head. You'll be wiser for it. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette
We personally know Client Want, Client Fear, and Client Loathe. Which one are you? “I want to sleep more.”  Client Want follows trends. Their routines may include caffeine to wake or to keep aroused, sugar to quickly surge energy, social media to distract, or saying ‘yes’ to all things. The […]

Lay Down Sleepy Head. You’ll Be Wiser For It.


Body, mind, and soul work has fragile elements. Its both personal and relational. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Wellbeing is something I learned late in life. It was easier to avoid adversity by following desires for comfort. When I was a child I climbed a tree to escape. Avoidance behaviors kept me from becoming who I was meant to be. Here and now I’m profoundly thankful. Especially with reflection of […]

Work Has Fragile Elements



Do It Lifestyle a uniquely rewarding experience. The Tree Model granted room to change, to grow. and least expected of all was the act to forgive. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Below is a testimony 180 days following her accomplishments through GIG Design’s support. One of the reasons why I moved to the Pacific Northwest is because of the trees. Trees are everywhere – both beautiful and relatable. A tree must have been meticulously chosen for “Do it Lifestyle”. Its a visual […]

Reclaim Joy In A Jubilant Quality of Life



A swing is a simple way to improve mood in the workplace. Swinging stimulates our body's system that regulates the sense of balance and coordination. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Designers are slowly emerging with incredibly functional and stylish swings. A swing is a simple way to improve mood in the workplace. Swinging stimulates the vestibular system, the sensory system that contributes to balance and spatial orientation for overall coordination. This body system was found to modulate our mood states (Winter, […]

Mood In the Workplace


There are many layers to living honestly but here I expose a near-time experience known as distorted thinking. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Have you been educated on what a healthy relationship is? My parents modeled valuable aspects but they didn’t sit me down as teachers of Relationships 101.  When I decided to research what ‘healthy from the inside out’ meant, I began to experience what healthy relating is. Healthy begins with an honest […]

Distorted Thinking




Within these values he emphasized behavior patterns, goal setting, and communication. What will enable your soft start for the will to act? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Occupational therapy practitioners are found in a variety of industries outside of health care, including automotive, architecture and non-profit sectors. Jim Burns is a major in the U.S. Army as well as chief of O.T. at Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado. He quoted Max Depree to support […]

Design The Will to Act


Stress is rarely seen as serious by both employees and employers. Job stress has become a societal norm that people simply refer to their day as 'so busy'. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
One-fourth of all employees view their job as the number one stress in their lives. ¹  Yale University found that twenty-six percent workers report they are “often or very often burned out or stressed by their work. ² Health care expenditures are nearly fifty percent greater for workers who report high levels of […]

Job Stress


Active listening in cultural differences fosters healthy relationships. C'mon, giving the hand is on the selfish side of relaying information. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Right in the the middle of an important task that has a deadline you get interrupted by your Fellow. What do you do? This scenario begs for the least amount of listening. Some may just use a body gesture, like a hand in the air without diverting the eyes from […]

Active Listening in Cultural Differences



Aesthetics and Functionality | When rooms or offices are designed without the user it fragments personal needs by opinions on aesthetics and functionality. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Do you believe what you see may change behavior?  Aesthetics engage our sight. We may identify with its beauty, coziness, charm. These words prime feelings.  Feeling that ‘sense’ of beauty responds with behaviors like hugging, tasting, smelling, or jumping up and down. There’s a flip side. Sight also triggers behavior responses […]

Aesthetics and Functionality