Ants' behavior leads to new method for optimizing product development time, costs
Trying to find just the right balance of time spent in meetings and time performing tasks is a tough problem for managers, but a Wayne State University researcher believes the behavior of ants may provide a useful lesson ...
Facebook co-founder unveils Asana productivity software
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz unveiled his highly anticipated new company, a developer of software that aims to help people work more efficiently.
Global warming: Heat stress hits labour productivity
Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.
P90X? Why consumers choose high-effort products
Stuck in traffic? On hold for what seems like an eternity? Consumers often face situations that undermine their feelings of control. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when a person's sense of con ...
Microsoft pushes for new image with Windows Phone 8 release
It wasn't hard to tell whom Microsoft was trying to win over with its Windows Phone 8 launch event Monday.
Forget about fair: It's better when bosses pick favourites
(Phys.org)—A new study from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business shows that bosses should pick favourites if they want top performing teams.
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, ...
Family-friendly tenure policies result in salary penalty for professors
Well-intentioned policies to make achieving tenure more family-friendly actually have negative consequences for the salaries of college faculty members, a study co-written by a University of Illinois labor ...
Fun at work promotes employee retention but may hurt productivity
Within the hospitality industry, manager support for fun is instrumental in reducing employee turnover, particularly for younger employees, according to a team of researchers. However, manager support for fun also reduces ...
Study suggests flexible workplaces promote better health behavior and well-being
A flexible workplace initiative improved employees' health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management, according to a new study by University of Minnesota sociology ...
Apple to produce line of Macs in the US next year
(AP)—Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the United States next year.
Group learning strategies increase productivity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Large businesses could improve their productivity by implementing a peer group learning strategy according to the results of a recent UTS study in Indonesia.
Designing your own workspace improves health, happiness and productivity
Employees who have control over the design and layout of their workspace are not only happier and healthier -- they're also up to 32% more productive, according to new research from the University of Exeter ...
UK 'likely' to have 102 trln cubic feet of shale gas
British exploration company IGas Energy on Monday said it believed it was sitting on a far bigger amount of shale gas than thought, ahead of controversial drilling work to begin this year in northwest England.