Overconfidence Can Be Transmitted From Person To Person

There will always be some people within a group who are more confident than others. But some groups as a whole tend towards modesty - as with the !Kung hunters of the Kalahari Desert, for example, who deliberately downplay their own achievements and ...

Aug 6

Categories: Self-Esteem, Workplace Issues

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The Psychological Toll of Rude E-mails

Imagine waking up on Monday morning to an e-mail in your inbox that was written entirely in capital letters—an e-mail that jolts you awake far quicker than the cup of coffee in your hand: "IS THIS A JOKE??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" With the caps lock ...

Jul 28

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Presence of group members lowers IQ

People who conduct meetings with their group members show lower IQ when solving problems. There is a correlation between gender and IQ decrease, where women are more vulnerable. Researchers hypothesize that this drop in IQ is due to social ...

May 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Very Intelligent People Actually Make Less Effective Leaders

Super smart leaders suffering from too much of a good thing? New research investigates the curvilinear effect of intelligence on perceived leadership behaviour and finds evidence showing that too much intelligence harms leadership effectiveness.

Nov 15

Categories: Workplace Issues

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How to Take (Better) Breaks

So far surprisingly little research investigated employee breaks at work, and even less research provided prescriptive suggestions for better workday breaks in terms of when, where, and how break activities are most beneficial. After analyzing data ...

Nov 1

Categories: Other, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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The Importance of Work-life Balance

Taking control of your work-life balance: Find out why it is important; whether you have a good balance; and how to improve it!

Oct 25

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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Top Tips to De-stress Your Commute

From crowded platforms to rush hour traffic, delayed trains to pouring rain – your daily commute can be stressful. So take matters into your own hands and use these tips to help make your journey a little easier.

Oct 23

Categories: Mindfulness, Relaxation techniques, Stress Management, Workplace ...

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Playing Up the Benefits of Play at Work

From a traditional point of view, dedication to ones work life and sustaining a good work ethic are highly important to succeed in life, while playing around and lacking focus are portrayed as the enemy. Research, however, has shown that play can ...

Oct 17

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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How Transitioning Leads to Better Mental Health - and Job Satisfaction

Research has shown that transitioning improves trans people's mental health. Whether the physical change involves medical treatment or not, the effects have been found to be overwhelmingly positive.

Oct 7

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Workplace ...

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12 Jobs That Make People Most Satisfied

…and the 12 linked to the least satisfaction with life. A large US survey found that clergy are the happiest and most satisfied workers in America, while roofers seem to be the least satisfied with their work.

Sep 26

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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A Face Fit for the Job

Whether be it a law firm or mafia mob, every organisation has a boss. The boss is usually a person who started from the bottom and worked their way to the top. But do some leaders rise more easily than others because of their facial appearance?

Jul 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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How Body Language Helps Difficult Conversations

During difficult conversations, it is not only the words that matter, but our non-verbal actions too.

Apr 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination

People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. The Greek poet Hesiod, writing around 800 B.C., cautioned not to "put your work off till tomorrow and the day after." The Roman consul Cicero called procrastination ...

Nov 29

Categories: Academic Issues, Other, Workplace Issues

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Young bosses supervising older workers fosters resentment, harms ...

Places of work have become fairer thanks to their embrace of meritocracy: the idea that the best person for the job is the right person for the job. Formal assessment processes, for example, help ensure that interviews are granted on merit, rather ...

Nov 22

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Job Dissatisfaction and Mental Health

In this era of increasing productivity and job efficiency, many of us often complain about being overworked. However, having too little to do at work may not be advantageous, and may even be bad for your mental health.

Nov 15

Categories: Workplace Issues

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