Standing during meetings may improve work performance

A new study suggests standing during meetings indirectly benefits work performance in organizations where knowledge working is key to productivity. It found that compared with sitting, groups who held meetings standing up were more excited and less ...

Jun 30

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Why Am I So Tired?

"Tired" is a slippery word. There's physically tired: heavy limbs, moving through metaphorical mud, or drowsy eyes. But there's also emotionally tired: lack of motivation, feeling unable to deal, and the most common: "I just don't feel like it."

Jun 26

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Workplace Issues

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Leadership key to good mental health

Stress can be experienced as a result of excessive workload, lack of autonomy, office politics, bullying and poor relationships with colleagues and managers. The Australian Psychological Society "Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey 2013" ...

Jun 20

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The Masters of Multitasking

In 2012, David Strayer found himself in a research lab, on the outskirts of London, observing something he hadn't thought possible: extraordinary multitasking. For his entire career, Strayer, a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, had ...

May 23

Categories: Workplace Issues

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How Your Hobbies Impact Your Work Performance

Hopefully, you don't need an extra reason to enjoy your hobbies, but if you happen to be one of the many professionals who are struggling to keep their constant busyness from encroaching on their favorite activities, a new study might give you a ...

May 17

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One in three people struggle to cope at work due to depression or ...

An omnibus survey of 1,200 people across the UK has shown that a third of people struggle to cope at work because of depression, stress or burn out, with 83 per cent of those affected experiencing isolation or loneliness as a result. Only half of ...

May 9

Categories: Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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How Do I Avoid Being A Micromanager?

You need to make sure things get accomplished but you don't want to be the boss that everyone hates - the dreaded micromanager. Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman offer their advice in how to balance this tricky situation.

Apr 29

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10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

Lists of how to be happy at work often implicitly blame workers themselves. If you're not happy, they imply, it's because you're not prioritising properly or you need to smile more, or some other trite rubbish. Don't accept this: organisations are ...

Apr 28

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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3 Emotions at the Root of Success

I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow. Here's the ...

Apr 7

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Mental Health At Work: What Every Team Leader Should Know

Mental health is a topic everyone can relate to. We all personally know what it’s like when you miss the train or you're late to a meeting - we all know what it feels like to be stressed and how it impairs our ability to make good decisions. And ...

Mar 26

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When Incentives Are Too Enticing

Management research about incentive pay often focuses on whether or not the tactic works to increase productivity. But what if the promise of a bonus or some other reward works too well? New neuroscience research from a team of American and ...

Mar 17

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Singapore: Free courses help those who have recovered from mental ...

SINGAPORE - To help those who have recovered from mental illness secure jobs and reintegrate into society, Kaplan Singapore has worked with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to introduce a series of courses designed to equip them ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls on organisations of all sizes to implement workplace policies and ...

Feb 26

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24 proven ways to make a bad boss better

Many people encounter workplace issues in their working lives and many of them can be related to the ...

Feb 25

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If You're Allowed to Quit, You'll Work Even Harder

The option to abandon a project might just strengthen your resolve to complete it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. The study, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvanis and Georgia State University, is ...

Feb 18

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