When Korea imposed a limit on working hours, did it make people ...

Across different professions, many people are familiar with the sense of having to deliver more with less, meaning clocking-off time falls later and later. One way to protect workers' rights, and look after their wellbeing, is to introduce working ...

Nov 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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How to Maximize the 2 Most Productive Hours of the Day

Wake up, smell the coffee, and get right to work. That should be your new mantra to start the day, according to Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics.

Nov 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is your boss making you sick?

Having a bad boss can make your work life a misery, but it can also make you sick, both physically and mentally, researchers say.

Oct 28

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The most intelligent candidates may not make the best employees

Workplace research through the 20th Century suggested that selecting for intelligence is the best way to identify good performers. General mental ability (GMA), a popular recruitment measure that maps closely to the colloquial meaning of ...

Sep 19

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Liking Work Really Matters

WE have all had to work on tasks we detest: Calculus homework, for example, is boring and hard. As soon as we start, we feel mentally exhausted, and the quality of our work suffers. Now imagine you are an aspiring architect. Learning how calculus ...

Sep 19

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Staff working in offices designed to be lean and devoid of greenery, are happier and more productive when those environments are enriched with plants, say researchers who conducted the largest field study of its kind.

Sep 2

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Why does Happiness at work usually dips Mid Career?

If you're in or not far from your thirties, you're part of the age group that previous research shows is most likely to experience lower workplace wellbeing. A new study suggests the reasons for this midlife dip: a double whammy of more demands on ...

Jul 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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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

Categories: Workplace Issues

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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

Categories: Workplace Issues

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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

Categories: Workplace Issues

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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

Categories: Workplace Issues

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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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