How do you manage mental health issues at work for the benefit of all ...

When hotel manager Tony Wilson was asked to consider hiring people with a mental illness, he was a little reluctant. “At the start you think the worst of everything, don't you?” says Wilson, the general manager of Westwaters Hotel in Caroline ...

Sep 24

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?

According to a survey conducted by psychologist Kevin Dutton - called the Great British Psychopath Survey - here are the top 10 professions with the most psychopaths: CEO, Lawyer, Media (TV/Radio), Salesperson, Surgeon, Journalist, Police Officer, ...

Sep 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me when I started working at a small start-up a few months ago that has no ...

Aug 30

Categories: Bipolar, Workplace Issues

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The supposed benefits of open-plan offices do not outweigh the costs

The worlds of business, office design and psychology really need to get their heads together. Large open-plan offices have become the norm across modern cities despite a sizeable literature documenting the disadvantages, including increased ...

Aug 20

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3 Reasons Why We're All Loafing At Work--And What To Do About It

Folks slack off when they don't think their work matters--a lack of intrinsic motivation that is also a symptom of burnout, the ultimate bugbear of productivity and at-work wellness. But when they see that their work is important, they work harder ...

Jul 26

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The business case for happiness in the workplace

Forget spreadsheets, swot analysis and risk management; the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness. “Meaning” is the term used by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behaviour at IE Business School in Spain. At the Stephen M. ...

May 30

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Categorizing rewards improves motivation

What truly inspires individuals to perform at their very best? When it comes to motivating others and ourselves, it turns out offering rewards in defined categories, even when they are largely meaningless, can heighten motivation. According to ...

May 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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New Study offers insight into how to best manage workaholics

Workaholics tend to live in extremes, with great job satisfaction and creativity on the one hand and high levels of frustration and exhaustion on the other hand. Now, a new Florida State University study offers managers practical ways to help these ...

May 23

Categories: Workplace Issues

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When Women Sell Themselves Short on Team Projects

Working on a team is always a challenge, but a new study highlights a particular challenge to women: how much they credit themselves in a joint success. Women will devalue their contributions when working with men but not with other women, according ...

May 8

Categories: Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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