Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population
Nurses and physicians face many similar risk factors for suicide, but in nurses those risk factors are potentially exacerbated by long hours and less autonomy. Has the focus on physician welfare come at the expense of the huge nursing workforce that, based on new data, appears at much higher risk?
A quick morning reflection could make you a better leader-even if you're not the boss!
Study participants who took a few moments each morning to reflect on who they wanted to be as a leader were more likely to report helping co-workers and providing strategic vision than on days they didn’t do the morning reflection. They also felt more leaderlike on those days, perceiving more power and influence in the office. The effects also extended to aspiring leaders.
Degrees do not lead to greater job, or life, satisfaction
Nearly all Tribe members have a degree of one kind or another—some have a clutch of them. Did we think that this education would lead to satisfying jobs? Probably. But formal educational attainment doesn’t necessarily pay off in job satisfaction.
Conspiracy theories influence our behavior-even if we don't believe in them
Not least because of the COVID-19 pandemic, conspiracy theories are more topical than ever. They are reported and discussed in almost all media and communication channels. But what influence do they have on our behavior?
Variable pay schemes can make workers ill
The incentive provided by sales commissions and bonus payments is motivating. However, as variable pay increases, so do stress levels. When variable remuneration accounts for about 30% of total remuneration, the pressure to perform increases rapidly and performance decreases.
BSers are more likely to fall for BS
"It probably seems intuitive to believe that you can’t bull**it a bull**itter, but our research suggests that the biggest purveyors of persuasive bulls**t are ironically some of the ones most likely to fall for it."
Seattle's minimum wage increase did not change crime or employment rates
The drive to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the US is gathering steam—though it is hotly contested by those on the right of the political spectrum. Some interesting new research has killed off two popular assumptions upon which both sides have relied.
Leaders take note: Feeling powerful can have a hidden toll
Power is generally considered a desirable thing and it’s rare for leaders to turn powerful roles down. However, many feel exhausted and overburdened by their work. Leaders with a propensity to worry and to experience stress are particularly sensitive to the costs and benefits that come with feeling powerful at work.
Making decisions based on how we feel about memories, not accuracy
When we recall a memory, we retrieve specific details about it: where, when, with whom. But we often also experience a vivid feeling of remembering the event, sometimes almost reliving it.
Campaign promises more likely to be kept by governments run by women
Governments with strong female representation are more likely to deliver on campaign promises. Promises are even more likely to be kept when women in government assume leadership roles.
Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing commonality
Identification with a wider sense of community, as opposed to identification with a geographic area like a country or town, predicts whether someone will engage in “prosocial” behaviors particular to the pandemic, such as donating their own masks to a hospital or coming to the aid of a sick person.
Will we enjoy work more once routine tasks are automated? Probably not.
When routine work tasks are being replaced with intelligent technologies, the result may be that employees no longer experience their work as meaningful.
Higher income predicts feelings such as pride and confidence
The effects of income on our emotional well-being should not be underestimated - having more money can inspire confidence and determination while earning less is associated with gloom and anxiety. But money doesn't necessarily make a person more compassionate and grateful.
No second chance to make trusting first impression, or is there?
In business, as in life, it is important to make a good first impression, but if you do get off on the wrong foot and the initial trust is tested, there may be opportunities to build and strengthen the relationship.
Link between personality and risk of death
It has been shown that people scoring lower on the personality trait of conscientiousness (a tendency to be responsible, organized, and capable of self-control) can be at a 40% increased risk of future death compared to their higher scoring counterparts.
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