6 Myths That Are Making You Miserable at Work

6 Myths That Are Making You Miserable at Work

Play has become seriously maligned in most offices. Why? Because we are socialized at a very young age to think that work and play are opposites. To take work seriously, we must denounce play, right? Wrong. Play is, by definition, a state of mind where we feel challenged, focused, creative, and alive. Sounds like a […]

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How to play like your work depends on it (because it does)

How to play like your work depends on it (because it does)

  Quick: how much fun are you having at work today on a scale of 1-10? Score higher than 5? Congrats you are an office anomaly- keep on keepin’ on! Score lower than 5? You certainly are not alone. A recent study noted that 80% of American workers are unhappy with their work. Why? Because, […]

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Introducing the Pivot Seat

Introducing the Pivot Seat

  Focal Upright is excitited to welcome a new addition to our family of leaning seats. Meet Pivot, our most active seat yet! Most office chairs sit idly by while your posture deteriorates into a sluggish slump. The Pivot Seat, in contrast, keeps your body active all day long, so you can get and stay […]

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New Year, New Products

New Year, New Products

  Good news: 2016 is here! It’s time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the year ahead. Of course, it’s also time to make that a of resolutions, taking inventory of all the things you hope to change.   Bad news: Keeping resolutions is hard. Really hard. We sign up for […]

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New E-Guide: How to Combat Creativity Killers in the Office

New E-Guide: How to Combat Creativity Killers in the Office

  Have you ever tried to get in the zone but find yourself focused on your co-worker talking (read: yelling) on the phone mere feet from you? Have you ever started working on a creative project, only to be blinded by a persistent ray of light causing major glare? If you answered yes, you intimately […]

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Gift Guide #2: The Athlete

Gift Guide #2: The Athlete

  A warm vest to weather the winter winds. Compression socks to keep calves cruising. A leaning seat for lasting recovery. Our gift guide for the athlete has it all! Check out the list below for gift ideas for the athlete in your life.

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Gift Guide #1: The Traveler

Gift Guide #1: The Traveler

  It may be your uncle, daughter, best friend or cousin. Perhaps it’s your grandmother. Maybe even you! No matter who it is, you inevitably have a Traveler in your life – that friend or family member who’s always exploring exotic new places. They prefer jetsetting to the Maldives or weekend road trips. Their social media is […]

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Missed our Webinar? Watch the Recording Here

Missed our Webinar? Watch the Recording Here

  Have you ever experience writer’s block? Or needed a creative kickstart? Odds are that your workspace was keeping you from being creative. Last week, Focal Upright Ergonomist, Josh Kerst, teamed up with Work Design Magazine to provide some Pro Tips on how to optimize your workspace for creative mojo. Hint: You might want to […]

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Infographic: Don’t Let Your Office Kill Your Creative Mojo

Infographic: Don’t Let Your Office Kill Your Creative Mojo

  Creativity and ergonomics. Two words you generally don’t associate with one another, right? Well, science says that you should rethink that. It turns out that the way you set up your workspace affects more than just your body. It also directly impacts your cognition, and it can make a major difference when you are […]

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How to Run Scarily Productive Meetings This Halloween

How to Run Scarily Productive Meetings This Halloween

  What’s scarier than Chuckie, the Grimm Reaper, and the Freddie Krueger combined? Your terrifyingly unproductive meetings. (Maybe not quite, but pretty darn close.) Unproductive meetings haunt almost all teams and have been known to turn even the most engaged employees into zombies. Some teams are spooked by meetings that drag on for eternity. Other […]

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