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.
Common workplace interactions can trigger suicidal thoughts
Even perceived low-grade forms of workplace mistreatment, such as avoiding eye contact or excluding a coworker from conversation, can amplify suicidal thoughts in employees with mood disorders.
Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement
Companies play an important role in helping their employees cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic - leaders who keep their employees’ well-being as a top concern can help their anxious workers stay engaged at work and encourage them to contribute to the broader community.
Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with a heavy mental health burden
People in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people’s social lives.
Stress, insomnia, and the immune system
Scientists have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress—and it turns out that circuit does more than make you toss and turn.
Rituals lead to anxiety relief
Office life has rituals which help to make work bearable—even though work stress has increased by 200 percent over the last ten years. However, innovations such as hot desking, flexible working, and home-based working have been gradually stripping us of this aspect of our daily routine.
Researchers call for new approach to some mental disorders
Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder may be primarily responses to adversity; therefore, only treating the “psychic pain” of these issues with drugs will not solve the underlying problem.
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.
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.
Anxious about COVID-19? Your future offspring can be affected.
One of the things we know for sure about the current pandemic is that it has created a vast amount of stress, fear and anxiety. Just the things that the human system hates most (along with change).
"Feeling obligated" can impact relationships during social distancing
In a time where many are practicing ‘social distancing’ from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation—from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor—benefit or harm a relationship?
Toxic personality but still successful professionally?
Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly (again, no DT jokes). Researchers have now found out why such people can still succeed in their careers. The trick that leads to the top is social skill. The results were published in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences”.
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