How education, work and motherhood shape women's life pathways
This article shows how specific life events, opportunities or constraints can shape later patterns in women's lives.
Work? Let the games begin!
What sould the workplace look like for humans? Dr Bob compares hunter-gatherers with todays workplaces.
Many people feel their jobs are pointless
Employees in financial, sales and management occupations are more likely to conclude that their jobs are of little use to society.
Fighting loneliness by finding purpose
A sense of purpose in life — whether it’s a high-minded quest to make a difference or a simple hobby with personal meaning — can offer potent protection against loneliness.
A strong link between social entrepreneurship and language
The probability that an individual is a social entrepreneur increased when there was weak rule of law, weak property rights and strong corruption.
Smartphones promise satisfaction and meaning, deliver only more searching
"Smartphone attachment could be causing a breakdown in social values because of the unstructured and limitless options they provide for seeking meaning and purpose and inadvertently exacerbate feelings of despair while simultaneously promising to resolve them.”
You can teach an old dog a brand-new trick!
Mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well-being can be improved in the 50-plus generation.
Mindfulness meditation can reduce guilt, leading to less prosocial behavior
When mindfulness, or any form of meditation, forces us to disconnect from the people around us and prioritize our own feelings and thoughts, we may enter dangerous and somewhat narcissistic territory.
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.
A quick morning reflection could make you a better leader-even if you're not the boss!
Study participants who took a few moments each morning to reflect on who they wanted to be as a leader were more likely to report helping co-workers and providing strategic vision than on days they didn’t do the morning reflection. They also felt more leaderlike on those days, perceiving more power and influence in the office. The effects also extended to aspiring leaders.
HRM practices a predictor for business resilience after layoffs
Organizations that encourage participative, motivation practices will recover more quickly after layoffs than those that emphasize financial incentives.
Can't buy me love - or friendship
When people’s self-worth is contingent on money, they view their financial success as being tied to the core of who they are as a person. But much of what’s required to achieve success in the financial domain comes at the expense of spending time with family and friends.
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