Improving your work-life balance can make you a more effective leader at work
"However, I expect that a lot of after-hours working–either at the office or at home is a form of escape from dysfunctional family life."
Workplace stress in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic
"Stress is something that has been understudied. Moving forward, it is critical to build a healthier workplace with fewer hazards and less stress.”
Why silly distractions at work can actually be good for you
Can a YouTube video really help when it comes to dealing with annoying emails or dreaded tasks?
Some types of stress good for brain functioning? Maybe
Low to moderate levels of stress can help individuals develop resilience and cope with future stressful experiences, as well as reduce the risk of developing mental health disorders.
Bad decisions made under pressure
All of us are forced at times to make decisions under pressure. For many of us, most of our decisions are made under conditions of stress caused by the pressure of increasing work demands placed upon us.
Many American workers plan to change jobs in coming year
Work stress related to low salaries, long hours and a lack of opportunity for growth and advancement has increased since the start of the pandemic. More than 40% of workers plan to switch jobs in the coming year, which could impact many industries already facing labor shortages.
You can have too much of a good thing, says study of financial analysts' work-life balance
Making improvements to hardworking analysts’ work-life balance produces dividends for the company and the analysts’ careers, but there's a limit to the positive performance impact, with a little bit stress a good thing.
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%
Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) is the term used to describe management practices and communication and participation systems that protect workers’ mental health and safety. Poor workplace mental health can be traced back to poor management practices, priorities and values, which then flows through to high job demands and low resources.
Female lawyers more likely to report stress, risky drinking than male lawyers
Recent reports indicate lawyers suffer from especially high rates of depression, anxiety, and substance misuse, as well as high rates of attrition, particularly among women. Binge drinking and problem gambling among female lawyers and other professionals was higher than that of males. On the other hand, cocaine use was higher among male lawyers.
Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population
Nurses and physicians face many similar risk factors for suicide, but in nurses those risk factors are potentially exacerbated by long hours and less autonomy. Has the focus on physician welfare come at the expense of the huge nursing workforce that, based on new data, appears at much higher risk?
Degrees do not lead to greater job, or life, satisfaction
Nearly all Tribe members have a degree of one kind or another—some have a clutch of them. Did we think that this education would lead to satisfying jobs? Probably. But formal educational attainment doesn’t necessarily pay off in job satisfaction.
Variable pay schemes can make workers ill
The incentive provided by sales commissions and bonus payments is motivating. However, as variable pay increases, so do stress levels. When variable remuneration accounts for about 30% of total remuneration, the pressure to perform increases rapidly and performance decreases.
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