Here are the 5 things that stress people out the most at work

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 […]

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Young Professionals and Stress

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 […]

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‘Find your passion’ is terrible career advice

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 […]

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Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback

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 […]

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Six in 10 affected by bullying at work

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 […]

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How Does Exercise Improve Work Productivity?

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 […]

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Are you a perfectionist? It could be harming your work

Spending less and less time on non-work activities? Continually raising the bar? It’s time to get your clinical perfectionism under control. The pressure we’re under to succeed in business has never been greater. This is no surprise. Everywhere you look, entrepreneurs are receiving the social adulation and financial rewards traditionally reserved for pop stars. As […]

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70% Of People Don’t Know How To Give A Proper Handshake

For all its popularity, the handshake is not well understood. According to one poll, some 70% of people don’t feel confident about their ability to give a proper handshake. The mass ignorance is startling, given that the handshake is “one of the most crucial elements of impression formation,” according to University of Manchester psychologist Geoffrey […]

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#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Amoruso, founder of online retailer Nasty Gal, isn’t afraid to get personal. In “#GirlBoss,” she shares stories from her wayward youth, including stealing and dumpster diving, and how it paved the way for her tremendous success. The book is chock full of practical advice that will inspire you to follow your passion and forge your […]

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