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Poor mental health can hurt productivity, contribute to poor physical health, and drive up healthcare costs. With an estimated 44 million U.S. adults experiencing a mental health condition each year, it’s time for organizations to better understand the mental health of their workforce and focus on providing the support their employees need.
A bit of friendly workplace competition can energize an office and boost performance levels. But when office rivalries start mimicking the intensity of a heavyweight prizefight, managers need to take action before their business suffers casualties.
“There’s no justice in air travel,” an airline industry insider once told me. A third of passengers on planes get stuck with a middle seat, getting smushed for hours at a time in a chair that costs exactly the same ticket price as a window or aisle. That just stinks.
The ability to leverage diversity in experiences, culture and background is a strong driver of innovation and global success, according to a Forbes survey of executives. But there is one key element that can be overlooked as companies seek to become more diverse: cognitive diversity, or the differences in how people think and process information.
Courts have historically found marijuana-positive drug tests sufficient grounds to terminate an employee or refuse to hire someone. Employers were safe to move forward without worrying about whether the individual was approved to use medical marijuana or if an employee was actually impaired while at work.
Looking back on my corporate career, there are teams I was on that stood out. I felt like I was part of something special, achieving something that could only be achieved by a unit rowing harmoniously in the same direction. It's hard to say exactly what made such teams so special.
For a long time, I incorrrectly believed that the product with the best features always wins. The truth is that humans are emotional beings, and we make decisions based on feelings and emotion. This truth applies to people, and how much we like them.
Where do you stand on the personality trait of sensation seeking? The answer to this question has a great deal of impact on what kind of work tasks and work environment will make you happy. And how you should allocate your time and resources outside of work.
Personality dimensions like introversion/extraversion or traits such as...
Management moguls are obsessed with telling you to give more feedback. It will save your startup. Make you a great manager. Earn you millions. Hell, they promise, it’ll resuscitate your marriage and your sex life, too. But will it?...
Holed up in a cramped room of her house, Tamitha Skov gets set in front of a makeshift green screen, which has been cobbled together from two green bed sheets. She cues up a script on her computer and hits Record.
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates released his annual summer book list on Monday. The underlying theme is “upheaval,” he writes on his blog, Gates Notes, “whether it’s the Soviet Union right after...
Firing an employee is never pleasant for anyone involved. But there’s a right way and a wrong way. You don’t want to spur a wrongful termination lawsuit – or worse. Whether you’re firing an employee without warning or...