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.
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.
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Millions with voice problems don't know treatment available
Two-thirds of Americans with voice problems don't seek medical care either because they don't know treatment is available or because they think the problem will just go away, according to a new study conducted at the Duke ...
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 ...
Google's corporate products division changes name
Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.