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Why Promoting Healthier Workplace Habits Will Boost Your Business

Too many existing workplace environments lack adequate value when it comes to mental health and physical fitness, according to Sam Corcos in his Entrepreneur article, “Why Promoting Healthier Workplace Habits Will Boost Your Business.” Corcos acknowledges, “we’re living in a fast-paced era with higher stress levels than ever,” so it’s crucial you show your employees you care about their health and well-being.

Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left a job for mental health reasons, according to a recent study by Mind Share Partners, Qualtrics and SAP. Combine this high exit rate with the fact that according to the Centers for Disease Control, depression reduces cognitive performance one-third of the time—and you have a petri dish of too many unnecessarily-high unhealthy work environments.

“To help your employees mitigate these health risks and improve mental clarity and motivation, become part of the solution,” writes Corcos. An example of what you can do? Improve the nutritional quality of the food and drink offered in the building. Vending machines and office parties with snacks and drinks high in sugar not only provide an eventual crash in energy levels and mental clarity after consumption, but they also contribute to long term health problems.

Instead, Dr. Casey Means suggests offering glucose-stabilizing snacks such as nuts, seeds, berries, sliced veggies, hummus, olive tapenade, bean dips, nut butters, grain-free nut-based crackers, roasted seaweed and roasted chickpeas. She says that, “these types of snacks tend to generate less of a glucose spike, thereby helping employees maintain energy levels and mental clarity while also providing their brains and bodies with health-promoting nutrients.”

At the same time, encourage employees to monitor their glucose levels and corresponding daily energy and mental sharpness, as well as overall physical and mental health.

Corcos includes other solutions to a healthier workplace, so be sure to read the entire article. Ultimately, the modern workplace needs to value the physical and mental health of its employees.
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Crash Course in Microsoft Teams

The best work is often done by people from different backgrounds, departments, and even geographical locations. How do you work efficiently as a team without adding another tool everyone has to learn?

In this e-book, you will discover how to quickly start using Microsoft Teams to:

(1) Communicate instantly with chat, online meetings, calls, and more.
(2) Set up meetings with file sharing, recording, and transcription.
(3) Coedit documents in real time without leaving the app.
(4) Collaborate with people both inside and outside your organization.
(5) Connect other business apps to toggle less and save time.
View: Crash Course in Microsoft Teams

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How AI is transforming healthcare

Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving massive innovation in the healthcare and life sciences industries. It’s expediting advances in drug research and discovery, allowing for better and faster diagnoses, and enabling far greater efficiency in business processes. Considering how many can benefit from AI advancements in the healthcare industry, it’s a sector where technology stands to have the one of the biggest impacts on society.

Read this article to learn how #AI, machine learning, and robots will continue to shape the future of the healthcare industry and enhance patient experiences in the upcoming decades.
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Manage risk and reduce fraud solution overview video

Global losses from fraud topped $90 billion in 2018, with related costs near a crippling $175 billion. Unreliable processes, regulation and compliance, and many more issues add even more layers of risk to your organization. With Microsoft, you can protect your revenue with predictive data and smart automation to help optimize financial operations. Watch this video to see how Manage Financial Risk and Reduce Fraud solutions from Microsoft can help save you time, money, and your reputation.
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Five trends driving the emergence of the personalized health ecosystem

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent global disruption, health organizations have needed to adapt to become more resilient. This article explores how organizations can contribute to a personalized health ecosystem by implementing new data-based tools and technologies.
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