culture


Solutions connecting design and performance begin with understanding sensory needs. When hypersensitive to an environments one response is avoidance.
Does just thinking about being certain places exhaust you? If each has similar traits then you might be hypersensitive to environments. Knowing your sensory needs simplifies solving the connect between design factors and excelling performance. When a person is hypersensitive to an environment the most noticeable response will be avoidance. Interior […]

How To Thrive When You Are Hypersensitive to Environments


Talent management developing multi-generational workforces
Across generations, creating meaning at work is key to being. We use Being here to capture identity, self-awareness, and tolerance. Talent management practices that engage a multi-generational workforce are informed by an understanding of the influences and values of each generation.  Incorporating trends such as: Baby Boomers crave contributing. Generation Xers seek clear logic for their […]

Three Talent Management Strategies Developing Multi-generational Workforce


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



Gallup reported 68% of U.S. employees were not engaged. Workforces creating value do these two things for fostering productive habits and routines.
Gallup reported 68% of United States employees in 2015 were not engaged. As a result employees are not doing their work. Workforces creating value do strengthening activities. So, their work ethic, work style, habits and routines are naturally creating organizational values. Observing others doing brings opportunities to understand their values. […]

Workforces Creating Value Do Habits


organizations change employee behaviors
A multi-generational workplace is naturally diverse with good and maybe not-so-good behaviors. So, 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. Jocelyn Goldfein […]

How do organizations change employee behaviors?


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 ...



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


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 trains or alters your brain? The optimistic person we share a space with, the composition of brass instruments in music, or salad verses fries can make all the difference. Cognitive science is linking […]

15 Insights on How To Train Your Brain


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


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



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



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


There's a choice to pick activities that are meaningful to you. Occupational Therapists often create goals for work life balance. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
There’s a choice to pick activities that are meaningful to you. Occupational Therapists often create goals for work life balance. Choose leisure activities that are meaningful. Whether your leisure activity be cooking, painting, dancing or photography, let it be meaningful to you. Here’s an example of some photos that I […]

Let It Be Meaningful To You


Human's body, mind, and spirit are this world’s greatest asset. The 40 hour work week disrupts the natural work flow. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
“I used to be exhausted all the time, I would come home from work and pass out on the sofa, but not now. I am much more alert: I have much more energy for my work, and also for family life.” These are the words of Lise-Lotte Pettersson, an assistant nurse […]

The 40 Hour Work Week Disrupts the Natural Work Flow




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






Cultural Context|Patterns, opportunities, and support are the beginning of what defines cultural context.| photo courtesy: @tangojuliette
Is it difficult for you to perform at your best while working at the office? This was my experience at an internship. It was customary for employees to work by shift and to keep the environment conservative. The standards in the culture was a quiet work space. However, I thrived around […]

Cultural Context


seeking pleasure avoiding pain|Our behaviors are coping mechanisms. Seeking pleasure or avoiding pain require life-long choices towards harmful or healthy behaviors. | photo courtesy@tangojuliette
The influence of our senses supports our need to cope and celebrate life. We don’t need a doctor to prescribe certain sensations. What’s needed is simply observing our behaviors when seeking pleasure or avoiding pain. Through childhood I walked hard and loudly. I sucked my thumb while twirling my hair. […]

Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain


Characters in heroic stories always overcome their obstacles. What is your number one strength and how do you use it? photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Heroic stories begin with a disadvantaged person due to the unthinkable or uncontrollable.  The characters in those stories always overcome their obstacles. That’s what we’re after here. What is your steadfast, never fail advantage? Without fail, change happens. So, let the air out of your tires for testing sake. Take what […]

Your Number One Strength




Forty-million American adults fall into debilitating uncertainty or fear. Write, speak, or draw to reduce stress. Creative Wellbeing... photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Last week a group of women I socialize with began to discuss relational stress. By sharing our experiences, we learned the cause of our core stress was poor communication. The countless ways to immediately contact one another today including the computer, cell phone, landline, and various wireless signals are taking […]

Write, Speak, Or Draw to Reduce Stress


The world is changing and so must our classrooms. Teachers, designers, and the like, have taken a critical eye to classroom aesthetics. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
The world is changing and so must our classrooms. Teachers, designers, and the like, have taken a critical eye to classroom aesthetics. Learning and teaching styles have shifted from a desk style to active movement and virtual problem solving. Thanks to entrepreneurs, our academics now include blended learning, diverse charter […]

The World Is Changing and So Must Our Classrooms


Peers in the workplace that are recovering from trauma will have difficulty verbalizing their emotions or even a simple thought. Here are tips that build confidence. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Peers in the workplace that are recovering from trauma will have difficulty verbalizing their emotions or even a simple thought (VanderKolk, 2014).  There is an uncertainty about life that confuses as they sort through their trauma.  With time and repetition, their communication patterns will slowly form into crisp, clear, confidant […]

Peers In the Workplace That Are Recovering From Trauma




Use workplace tools to ease through being thoughtful, deliberate, to nix the 40% rooted in habit. Here are 5 ideas to endure sitting at a desk for 8 hours. Photo Courtesy @tangojuliette
As I was whistling-while-I worked today, an alarming thought gave me pause: could I survive sitting eight hours at a desk? Today was a good day because I didn’t sit.  I accomplished all of my things-to-do from my list of the things I love-to-do, moving about creatively and solving problems. […]

5 Ideas To Endure Sitting At A Desk For 8 ...


We each uniquely respond to sensations. Work may trigger repetitive conflicts. The outcome may dampen or enhance performance. Create strategies for relief. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Work behaviors are a distinct part of you. We may have control over our home environments but our work environments are a collaboration of peers. The workplace has a culture of unwritten values creating its community. Regardless of who or what sets the cultural tone, there will be things that […]

Work May Trigger Repetitive Conflicts


We are relational beings. Here's a look at how research supports selflessness as free medicine to mind, body, soul. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
When you get stuck in a rut and are so so stressed out how do you feel? At a pivotal point in my life ten years ago my feelings kicked me into action mode. I believed the stride required being alone but chose environments that supported healthy healing to cope […]

Selflessness as Free Medicine


Non-verbal gesture factor into responses. Provoke their and your approval with this assuring body posture because life's outcome is truly in your hands. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Have you lived within a culture that isn’t your own? Over the years I’ve been personally challenged through unfamiliar cultures. A few examples of cultures I need to adapt to includes an indian reservation, farming community, tourist town, and middle-eastern religions. Beyond the smells, language or customs just transitioning from […]

Provoke Approval With This Assuring Body Posture




The clear advantage to a furnished space with inspiring objects is ignited conscientious living. Reward life goals with valued accomplishment. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
What’s to do with years of old memorabilia?  Often I strongly consider burying my journals and random objects of meaning in a time capsule. Are objects worthwhile to keep for security of feelings? Five years ago this month I began to travel with only one carry-on. The trail-hopping between furnished temporary living […]

The Clear Advantage To a Furnished Space with Inspiring Objects


Try one or all of these eight easy freebies guaranteed to unburden and support the mind and body when working or traveling. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Adjusting to work conditions as a telecommuter has its challenges. Good fortune may bring a flat surface wide enough to support a laptop. Typically, its propped across the legs with occasional havoc if they’re crossed. The back bumper of a car may become a chair. A work surface may be […]

8 Easy Freebies For Guaranteed Body Support At Work or ...




Built-in environments benefit from incorporating the wellbeing tactic of conserving energy. This strategy reduces the onset of fatigue. photo courtesy @tangojuliette
Last night my brother-in-law asked my opinion on the blueprint for their kitchen. It’s naked to the studs with an open map to plan task paths. We moved the location of light switches, refrigerator, dishwasher and talked through the ergonomics of a built-in nook. The emphasis here wasn’t only ergonomics […]

The Wellbeing Tactic of Conserving Energy