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March 04, 2022

Employee Appreciation Leads to Happier Workforce (duh) and 18x Higher Productivity

This Employee Appreciation Day, observed Friday, March 4th, will be the first since what’s been termed as “The Great Resignation,” referring to the roughly 33 million Americans who have quit their jobs since the spring of 2021. Though we love to celebrate a day highlighted for employees, we also want to appreciate them throughout the…

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January 24, 2022

A toxic workplace can lead to a 300% increase in depression; how to know if you have one and steps to solve the problem

As we jump into the new year, we take inventory of what is working and what is not: relationships, physical movement, mental health and the elusive work-life balance. When we map these out, we tend to focus on our personal lives outside of the work when we should also be applying these — relationships, movement,…

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December 16, 2021

Preleasing: Why it is more important than ever before

One of the biggest challenges for companies today is finding and securing the right real estate. The old way of doing things looked something like this: your broker puts together a survey of a dozen or so properties, you tour them and choose the best two or three, then the landlords compete for your business….

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November 30, 2021

Community Matters: Making an Impact by Giving Back as a Business

On this Giving Tuesday the start of what some call the “Giving Season.” During this quarter’s Uncommon Conversation discussion, we challenged the idea of the “Giving Season” as giving lip service to community when our communities need – and deserve – our support all year long. I was joined by Joy Hoover, founder and former…

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October 22, 2021

The Technology Behind UnCommons

It may be counterintuitive to think that a space centered on human connection will have a strong focus on technology. At UnCommons, we believe that properly utilizing technology in fact frees up more time, headspace, and energy for those important person-to-person relationships. Every day it feels like there is new cutting-edge technology that is being…

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September 20, 2021

Trust, Transparency and Culture are Silver Bullets to Winning the War for Talent

On Friday, Sept. 17, we hosted our second “Uncommon Conversations” panel discussion in conjunction with the Las Vegas Chamber. In light of today’s competitive environment for attracting employees, we focused the discussion on “Winning the War for Talent: What Do Employees Want.” Led by UnCommons Community Director Amalie Zinsser, the thoughtful conversation shared insights from…

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August 31, 2021

How UnCommons is Protecting One of Our Most Valuable Resources: Water

It’s an indelible reminder of how climate change and drought have affected Southern Nevada: the 140-foot “bathtub ring” at Lake Mead — the source of 90 percent of our community’s water — tells one side of a story about the fragile nature of living in the driest city in the driest state in the country….

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The Stress And Tension Are Becoming Too Much To Handle
July 21, 2021

Helping Your Employees Avoid Workplace Burnout When Returning to the Office

Going to raise my hand and say, “Hi, my name is Amalie, and I’ve experienced burnout.” Even before the pandemic, the world was already experiencing burnout at a high level. In 2019, the World Health Organization included burnout in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon. Then March 2020 hits….

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July 08, 2021

Best Practices to Determine Office Space Needs in a Post-Pandemic World

Over the last two decades, I’ve helped companies locate and negotiate the perfect office space to lease. Part of the process is to facilitate the thinking through the challenging decisions they’re required to make before choosing a space that best suits them. Of them all, probably the most daunting question is “How much space do…

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