How can we overcome negotiation impasses?
Leaders spend around 15% to 26% of their working hours negotiating – and many of these negotiations end without an agreement. Understanding why negotiations end with an impasse can help leaders become more effective, improve business outcomes, and make employees happier.
"Why you gotta be so rude?" The rise of the 'vicious cycle' of workplace incivility
Uncivil behavior at work can range from criticizing someone in public, rude or obnoxious behavior or withholding important information, to more subtle acts such as arriving late to a meeting, checking email or texting during a meeting, or ignoring or interrupting a colleague.
'Hey, do you have a second?' The upside of workplace interruptions
It’s a common occurrence: you’re right in the middle of a project and a co-worker stops by to ask for help with a task or to share a photo of their new puppy. While there are downsides to interruptions at work (increased stress, lower energy), the upside is a greater sense of belonging, leading to higher job satisfaction.
Need to vent? Turn to real-life support, not social media
Social media may make it easier for people to engage online, but it does not provide a lot of the benefits of real-life human interactions. Problematic social media use is not a recognized addictive disorder, but there are similarities in the symptoms of someone with a substance use disorder and a person displaying excessive social media use.
Confirmation: Gossip is good
By exchanging information with others, gossip is a way of forming relationships. It involves trust and facilitates a social bond that is reinforced as further communication takes place. To the human mind, the chit chat before and after a meeting is far more important that the “topic” or “purpose” of the meeting.
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?
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."
The four causes of "Zoom fatigue" and their simple fixes
As more people are logging onto video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have a warning for you: those video calls are likely tiring you out.
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.
"Water cooler talk" can have big benefits
Remote working and more virtual meetings have led to increased workplace structure, with clear goals and tasks. "Reciprocity in conversation" - ensuring a two-way flow of conversation - may help improve remote work environments and lead to higher levels of task enjoyment.
Lie detection-Have the experts got it wrong (again)?
Lies are typically difficult to detect because only small and unreliable differences exist between genuine and fabricated statements. Researchers argue that, although the Model Statement is a promising tool for lie detection, it is nowhere near ready to be used in practice.
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