Disruptions like the corona crisis create new business opportunities
We increasingly need to expand the range of our ideas and get rid of old assumptions. We need to challenge not just our thinking, but how we think.
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.
Faking emotions at work does more harm than good
The adage “Fake it until you make it” –the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits—often backfires when used with co-workers, according to a new study.
How coworkers impact the value of your skills
In today’s world, most workers are highly specialized, but this specialization can come at a cost—especially for those on the wrong team. New research uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers when it comes to one’s productivity, earning potential, and stays of employment.
Workplace resilience programs might not make any difference
Workplace resilience programs, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make any difference, suggests research published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Unemployment encourages men to try traditionally female-dominated work
Unemployment significantly increases the odds of men entering jobs traditionally performed by women. And, notably, some men find real job advantages as a result. The world labor market has been undergoing significant changes for decades, and some traditionally male-dominated work sectors have been shrinking. Accordingly, many men in these fields risk fewer job opportunities and frequent layoffs. Not surprisingly, male labor force participation rates have been declining.
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