Is your job killing you? Stress, lack of autonomy, ability can lead to depression, death
Job control (autonomy) and cognitive ability act as resources that help people cope with work stressors.
Cost transparency can increase sales 20%
Retailers who reveal something about themselves may notice an increase in sales as customers feel they are buying into a relationship and developing a perceived support network.
People may know the best decision - and not make it
People make decisions based on a “gut feeling,” a habit, or what worked for them last time, rather than on what they have learned will work most often.
How couples weather the COVID-19 financial storm
It’s all very well to “be there” for your partner, but unless you know that that means for them, you’re not going to get very far. We assume we know and, statistically, 90% of the time we don’t.
The link between belief in conspiracy theories and political violence
A clear conclusion can be drawn that a belief in conspiracy theories may be associated with an attitude that assumes violent extremism to be an acceptable option.
Can't buy me love - or friendship
When people’s self-worth is contingent on money, they view their financial success as being tied to the core of who they are as a person. But much of what’s required to achieve success in the financial domain comes at the expense of spending time with family and friends.
Rise in between-workplace inequalities in high-income countries
Rising inequality between-workplaces occurs when firms with powerful market positions outsource production and services to temporary labor firms, subcontractors, global supply chains, franchisees, independent contractors and other low-wage firms.
Older entrepreneurs as successful as their younger counterparts
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success.
Blissful ignorance about COVID-19 or painful truth?
We live in a time of unprecedented access to information. But do we really want all this information, all the time?
In times of COVID-19 the way to resilience is to live in the moment - but plan ahead
People who manage to balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather stress without succumbing to negative moods.
Artificial intelligence can help some businesses but may not others
The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it is important that business owners take careful stock of their operations.
Have more women on boards to ensure consumer safety
Boards that include women may be more responsive to a diverse set of stakeholders, including at-risk customers. Boards do not make the recall decisions, but instead they set the tone and expectations for how managers are to make these decisions.
The best way to support stressed out friends and family
Too often we try and console people by using language that is more about us than them. The person in an anxious, stressed or depressed state is not concerned with what you understand or know.
Lessons from the Spanish flu: Early restrictions lowered disease, mortality rates
Not everyone in 1918 and 1919 thought the strict measures were appropriate or effective at the time, but cities that adopted early, broad isolation and prevention measures had lower disease and mortality rates. However, the biggest danger in the current epidemic is loneliness brought on by enforced isolation.
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