Genetics may control who our friends are
Have you ever met someone you instantly liked? Or disliked? An “unconscious” part of the brain enables us to process information spontaneously and there may be a biological basis behind this instantaneous compatibility reaction.
Ways to preserve employee morale during cost-cutting
Layoffs, offshoring and other cost-cutting measures affect morale longer than most companies realize, challenging assumptions that shifts in job attitudes are temporary. Companies that invest in their remaining employees are less likely to see a plunge in morale.
Typography influences consumer preferences
Typography—specifically tracking, or the spacing between letters in a word—can influence consumers’ interpretations of brand logos. Compact logos encouraged favorable brand attitudes, signaling that the brand was reliable, secure, and trustworthy.
Human instinct better than algorithms in detecting online "deception"
Can we trust our gut instinct? We often assume the human brain is no match for a computer but with practice in looking for deception cues, we may be able to rely on our gut instinct when it comes to detecting fake online reviews.
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."
No second chance to make trusting first impression, or is there?
In business, as in life, it is important to make a good first impression, but if you do get off on the wrong foot and the initial trust is tested, there may be opportunities to build and strengthen the relationship.
Less job stress for workers at financially transparent firms
At companies with more financial transparency, workers felt more secure in their jobs, more committed to their employers and—most significantly—said they had better relationships with their managers.
Candidates who lie more likely to win elections
Pundits tell us endlessly that the public has grown tired of candidates who say one thing on the election trail then do another when in office, yet they are still the ones more likely to gain our vote.
Defiance and low trust in medical doctors related to vaccine skepticism
A new study shows people who react negatively to rules and recommendations have lower trust in medical doctors and a more negative attitude towards vaccines. This reflects falling trust in all areas of life—in corporations, in politicians, in the professions, in leaders of all kinds.
Cost transparency can increase sales 20%
Retailers who reveal something about themselves may notice an increase in sales as customers feel they are buying into a relationship and developing a perceived support network.
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.
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