Reflecting on your values before opening your mouth makes for happier relationships
By pausing to reflect on personal values before engaging in these kinds of conversations, our interactions could become more harmonious.
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.
Workplace bias suppression can be difficult to sustain
Decision-making that overrides one’s personal views and self-interests, also known as bias suppression, is often touted as an essential institutional objective. However it can be challenging to sustain from one decision to the next.
Managers try to fix workplace injustices by giving employees secret perks
It's not unusual for middle managers to compensate victims of workplace injustice under the table—from extra vacation time, to higher travel allowances, to equipment they’re allowed to take home—creating an invisible wage system.
Climate change is driving people to skip having kids
When deciding whether to have children, there are many factors to consider: finances, support systems, personal values. For a growing number of people, climate change is also being added to the list of considerations.
Conservatives and liberals motivated by different psychological factors
Psychological research on the different motives underlying support for liberal versus conservative leaders and agendas can help to explain why one group is much more focused on promoting equality and social justice than the other.
'Price of life' lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic
In a cross-country comparison across nine nations, researchers used epidemiological modelling to calculate how many lives were lost through delaying lockdown, estimating that a UK lockdown date just three days earlier would have saved 20,000 lives.
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.
Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse
What the researchers say: “Fake news is manufactured with no respect for accuracy, and is often based on conspiracy theories,” he said. “Worryingly, research has shown that nearly 40 per cent of the British public believe at least one conspiracy theory, and even more in the US. When it comes to COVID-19, there has been a lot of speculation, misinformation and fake news circulating on the internet—about how the virus originated, what causes it and how it is spread.”
Shared values lead to collaboration
Deeply held values, which align closely with political leanings, can predict whether someone takes action to protect the environment - and it suggests people on opposite ends of the political spectrum can be spurred to take action, as long as messaging taps into those values.
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