What’s Your Type? Functional Workplace Application of MBTI.
Here are the 5 things that stress people out the most at work
MBTI or Meyers-Briggs Personality Theory started in the early 1900’s and evolved through the years into a self-analyzing tool that in some circles is cult-like. Originally started as a means to understand one’s affinities and abilities in their career, it still has yet to reach its potential in the workforce. MBTI geeks utilize the personality […]
7 STRATEGIES FOR REGAINING FOCUS IN A HECTIC WORKPLACE
Stress is a common roadblock to productivity at work. But what exactly is stressing workers out? Wrike, a project management software provider, decided to find out by asking 1,500 knowledge workers in various positions and companies to rank a list of common work hurdles from the most to the least stressful. Below are the top […]
Young Professionals and Stress
SETTING ASIDE TIME TO DO IMPORTANT WORK IS ONE CHALLENGE, BUT BEING ABLE TO ACTUALLY FOCUS ON IT IS ANOTHER. We talk a lot about time management, but for all our efforts to set aside time to tackle important projects, we miss overlooking one key thing: being able to focus on actually completing them. The […]
‘Find your passion’ is terrible career advice
Young Professionals often experience persistent tension, also called stress. Research by the ArboNed (2015) showed that 33% of the long-term absence in the past year had to do with stress-related complaints such as heart palpitations, especially among workers between 25 and 34 years old. About ten years ago there was a similar trend in absence […]
Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback
Grand emotions tend to get a lot of play in the professional world: “Find your passion,” new graduates are told, as they sally forth into the job market, ready to try their hand at something that will hopefully pay them money. “Figure out where your bliss lies,” mid-career professionals are advised when they’re looking to […]
DAN ARIELY: WHAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR WORK?
If companies are looking for gender bias in their workplace, here’s one place they may want to start: feedback. Research suggests that men and women are assessed very differently at work. Specifically, managers are significantly more likely to critique female employees for coming on too strong, and their accomplishments are more likely than men’s to […]
Six in 10 affected by bullying at work
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our […]
Am I not good enough?
Almost six people in 10 have witnessed or suffered bullying at work, according to a survey by law firm Slater and Gordon. More than one-third of respondents said they had been bullied themselves. However, more than half of those who had witnessed or experienced bullying did nothing about it. The poll of 2,000 workers found […]
How Does Exercise Improve Work Productivity?
Some of you may recognize the following thoughts: ‘I checked this paper for grammar mistakes ten times already but I’m going to do it once again, just to be sure’, ‘if I’m not being liked by all of my colleagues, I’m probably just not likeable’, ‘I need to flawlessly prepare this PowerPoint presentation, otherwise I […]
If you exercise regularly, you understand there are many more benefits other than just weight loss or staying in shape. Exercise helps improve all aspects of your life, including work productivity. Being productive and alert at work can help you get your job done faster and even make you more eligible for a promotion. If […]