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Study explores workplace mythmaking

At Jacob Rawlins's first job, he learned he would be preparing food for "guests," not "customers." And to straighten up he'd use "cleaning cloths," not "rags." It's language, he said, that the company's management encouraged ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Inoculating against science denial

Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Four myths about privacy

(Phys.org) —Many privacy discussions follow a similar pattern, and involve the same kinds of arguments. It's commonplace to hear that privacy is dead, that people—especially kids—don't care about privacy, that people ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Other
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The seven myths of performance management

Investments in performance measurement and management systems have been steadily increasing over the past two decades, and there is no sign that this trend will change in the future. Leaders and managers in both private and ...

dateDec 07, 2012 in Social Sciences
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