Bullying - the answer
We live in an age of bullying. In many ways it’s built into the system. It will increase with the added stressors created by working from home and increasingly become cyber and Zoom-bullying and harassment. What do organizations and their leaders need to do to prevent bullying?
Effective ways to include people with disabilities in the workplace
Since the advent of farming, humans have not been good at looking after the disabled members of their society. Yet our hunter-gatherer ancestors and even the Neanderthals regarded all members of their small bands as precious. Only in comparatively recent times have we as a society seen fit to make allowance for disability.
Harmful effects of ageism on older persons' health found in 45 countries
We boomers and Xgeners are getting on, and as we do the fixation with youth—in employment and many other areas—that we see all around us becomes more of a problem. We become excluded and seen as a liability rather than the irreplaceable asset that we are.
Internet use may lessen belief in only one religion
It’s that time of year. The winter solstice (or summer solstice if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) is a time of religious and spiritual significance for many faiths from animists to monotheists.
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.
Preventing toxic work environments through ethical leadership
While it would be easy for supervisors to ignore the situation or to confront and punish employees for counter-productive behavior, research shows that ethical leadership may prevent these types of outbursts from ever even happening.
Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualization
We are predisposed to trust men who are taller, better looking and with deeper voices and women who are taller than average, regarded as beautiful and who also have deeper voices (anyone remember Fenella Fielding?), so I think that men and women have been trying to preserve or improve their looks for longer than we have had the present economic system.
The right women for the job
The nature of work has changed dramatically in the last century from Henry Ford’s moving assembly line to automation today, but arguably the largest change is women. Women’s participation in the labor force has nearly doubled from less than 34% in 1950 to 57% today (Federal Reserve Economic Data as of August 2017).
CEOs who are paid less than their peers are four times more likely to engage in layoffs, according to new research.
The researchers behind this study sought to find out if CEO pay was related to layoff announcements made by CEOs.
Why people love to hate on do-gooders, especially at work
According to a new study in Psychological Science it doesn’t always pay to be a do-gooder. Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive circumstances, the research found.
Popular "growth mindset" interventions are not effective
For some time, Alicia and I have argued that the standard tests and surveys for what is known as the “growth mindset” were based on dodgy science. We have preferred the idea of the “cycle of change” to explain how you can get a person to adopt a more positive approach to a particular challenge or on-going learning. It seems that we were right
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