People struggling with work addiction feel unwell even when they are working
This article looks at how work addiction can lead to significant negative repercussions, not only on relationships with family and friends, but also on physical and psychological well-being.
Growth of large operators threatens existence of grassroots coworking spaces
How is the coworking office space landscape changing post Covid?
Work? Let the games begin!
What sould the workplace look like for humans? Dr Bob compares hunter-gatherers with todays workplaces.
Better or different? How brand differentiation affects pay and profits
Do high-end brands attract good staff and promote productivity?
Managers exploit loyal workers
"Managers targeted loyal workers because they believe that loyalty comes with a duty to make personal sacrifices for their company."
Workers' and bosses' trust in teleworking is key
New research looks at how trust, and the lack of it, excessive workloads, social isolation and work-related fatigue impacts performance.
Automation drives income inequality
When you use self-checkout machines in supermarkets and drugstores, you are probably not — with all due respect — doing a better job than checkout clerks once did. Automation just makes bagging less expensive for large retail chains.
New group flow theory shows: Behavior, mental state and personal skills must fit together in a team
Group flow is not only apparent in team sports. We also see it in business meetings, between doctors carrying out surgery, or with musicians in an orchestra.
Cash is not a good way to motivate employees
US firms spent more than $90 billion annually on tangible employee rewards, such as gift cards, recreation trips and merchandise in hopes of increasing productivity.
How to be "in the flow"
Flow—being so involved in what you are doing that time, indeed anything else, ceases to be noticed—is said to be good for our well-being. There is evidence that it can ward off depression, prevent burnout and make us more resilient. We seek it out, but our understanding of how the brain enables flow is limited.
Finding the perfect match
There is an eternal question when hiring: “Is this person really the right fit?” Even if a candidate has the skills for the job, does their personality fit the company culture? Do their goals align with those of the organization? Employees who identify with the organization’s goals do better and remain longer. But the organization must have goals that employees can relate to.
How organizations can encourage bursts of creativity
Hot streaks last about five years on average and directly result from years of exploration (studying diverse styles or topics) immediately followed by years of exploitation (focusing on a narrow area to develop deep expertise). Afterwards, individuals return to “normal” and no longer follow any pattern of exploration or exploitation.
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