Do you work from home? Set a time, not a room

Those who work remotely try to limit the stress caused by interference between the professional and private/family spheres by using two types of strategies. Physical tactics consist of the use of spaces expressly dedicated ...

How an 'impact mindset' unites activists of different races

After the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020, more than 15 million Americans took to the streets to protest racial injustice. In just a few weeks, Black Lives Matter became one of the largest ...

How to have more successful conversations

Negotiating a salary increase or a job promotion ranks high on the list of hard conversations to have at work, and it doesn't get any easier without a plan.

Study finds empowering workers can backfire

There is an increasing body of work demonstrating the benefits of empowering workers, but a new study finds that efforts to empower employees need to be coupled with efforts that allow those employees to do their jobs well. ...

When workers feel powerless, they get paranoid—and aggressive

When employees lack power at work, they can feel vulnerable and paranoid. In turn, that paranoia can cause people to lash out against colleagues or family members and even seek to undermine their organization's success, according ...

Why it pays to notice emotions in the workplace

Alisa Yu first became intrigued with emotional acknowledgment while interviewing nurses working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The nurses told her that verbally acknowledging ...

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