At world's top IT fair, firms mull death of email
At the CeBIT in Germany, the world's biggest high-tech fair, some firms say they are looking at doing away with email to increase productivity.
Researches quiet combustion with patented 'noise sponge'
(Phys.org) -- A sponge-like material employed by a University of Alabama engineering professor can significantly quiet combustion, possibly making work environments safer and extending the life of equipment.
Sky light sky bright - in the office
Working under the open sky it sounds enticing, but its seldom really a practical option. Now, a dynamic luminous ceiling brings the sky into office spaces by creating the effect of passing clouds. ...
Measuring fatigue through the voice
What can scientists learn from watching a group of people sitting around, chatting, playing movies, reading, and happily making new friends? Quite a lot, says University of Melbourne, Australia acoustician Adam Vogel, who ...
Engaged employees are good, but don't count on commitment
The notion that highly engaged workers will continue to work tirelessly for organizations despite diminishing resources often isn't true, according to Clemson University psychology professor Thomas Britt.
Researchers say feeling sleepy at work—or even when applying for a job—can heighten your negativity
You know that prickly co-worker who gets bent out of shape over the slightest things? Could be that he or she just isn't getting enough sleep.
Acting 'out of character' in the workplace
Look around your workplace – and ask yourself which colleagues you'd describe as extravert and which as introvert. Perhaps your most talkative workmate is actually an introvert? Research by Sanna Balsari-Palsule, ...
Terror attacks offer insights for first responders, study finds
When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper training, information access and a positive work environment will make better decisions, according to research from the University at Buffalo ...
Best job performance comes from match between first and later work experiences
What's better for an employee's long-term success: starting off at a company when the good times are rolling? Or, when money is tight?
Study rebuts negative reputation of 'No Child Left Behind'
The public perception that No Child Left Behind has increased burnout and lowered job satisfaction among teachers is unfounded, according to a recent study co-authored by UT Dallas researcher Dr. James R. Harrington.
Study: Little evidence that No Child Left Behind has hurt teacher job satisfaction
The conventional wisdom that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has eroded teacher job satisfaction and commitment is off the mark, according to new research published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer ...
Shorter working hours do not guarantee happier workers
A reduction in working hours does not necessarily mean happier employees, as it might merely be adding stress to their general working environment. This is according to a study by Robert Rudolf of Korea University, Seoul, ...
Professionals often attribute applicants' success to personal traits, not circumstance
Professionals evaluating graduate school or job applicants frequently attribute applicants' credentials to their personal qualities rather than their circumstances, according to research published July 24 in the open access ...
Is workplace flexibility failing to give parents time with their children?
Parents are increasingly experiencing a 'time squeeze' as they struggle to navigate the pressures of full-time employment and the demands of caring for their children. Research in the Journal of Marriage and Family examin ...