Accepted medical science has it that stress is bad for you, while happiness correlates with good health and longevity. However, new research suggests that access to a spectrum of positive emotions might be the key to health.
The 9-to-5 workday may be a thing of the past but for contemporary knowledge workers, the answer might not be to work more but actually to work less – specifically for 4 hours a day.
While pressure can get effective results, negative behaviours can also develop into outright bullying – with extremely negative consequences for the team and for the business.
Whereas historically, employees stayed with a company for their entire career, the workers of today are likely to have many different roles with many different companies. This sea change has fundamentally upended ideas of how businesses train and develop staff.
If management responds to every instance of bad behaviour by creating a new item in the office rulebook then the situation can quickly become nightmarish. Here are just some of the terrible rules that businesses come up with in a bid to regulate their workforces.
Google Docs can be a powerful tool for collaborating with colleagues. However, it can also present some truly unique opportunities for passive aggressive behaviour in the workplace.
According to a recent survey of US professionals, the 8-hour workday is ‘a thing of the past’ and as many as 73% of workers in Washington D.C. believe 9-to-5 jobs are a relic of a bygone era.
It’s generally accepted that having the option to work remotely increases staff productivity. However, a recent survey found that the percentage of US workers who did at least some of their work remotely had fallen.
Opening up about yourself can be a great way of getting to know people. However, there are some things you should simply never discuss.
You might be justifiably sceptical of people who go on holiday ‘to find themselves’ but there really are some profound benefits to travelling.
In a data-driven world of metrics and reports, it’s easy for organisations to become fixated on performance. However, that focus may actually create a thoroughly rotten corporate culture.
Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is just 26. He is one of the youngest business leaders in history to take a company public and is likely to be the youngest-ever CEO of a $30-billion company. And he has some career advice for you.
Every line of business picks up technical jargon and terminology to simplify complex ideas. However, if you’re using a series of convoluted metaphors to express an idea, you may be making things more complicated than they need to be while decreasing the effectiveness of your communications.
Your first step to success is defining what it actually means for you – and there are plenty of negative behaviours which will make you miserable, wherever you are in life and however much you’re earning.
The day I realized my email was not my to-do list but just other people’s to-do list for me, I had this incredible realization: Constantly managing an inbox is like doing someone else’s homework! The minute I stopped running my day based on my email, I immediately became more effectiveRachel Blumenthal,
Founder of Rockets of Awesome, a children’s clothing subscription service
Exhausted by the number of decisions you have to make every day? ‘Decision fatigue’ is a real psychological state, so you’re not alone. What can you do about it? Go on a decision-making diet.
Putting on an act at work is exhausting and it dulls your creative spirit. As a result, you might feel as though you’re letting yourself …
Can the simple act of putting pen to paper to record one’s daily thoughts and reflections offer any tangible rewards?
The world seems to be reaching peak rant and it’s hard to blame people right now. But ranters are still boring when they get on their pedestals, so it’s a good time to be a little more self-aware. If you’re getting into the habit of ranting, watch this video to understand how not to rant.
Monica Torres at The Ladders reports that we’re spending up to a third of our working time dealing with pointless emails and most people just automatically deal with the latest thing in their inbox, rather than being selective. Don’t you wish there was a way out?
Self-initiated work outside of your day job can be great for your career. With any luck, it will improve your bank balance too. But how can you find time to start anything when you’re so busy at work?
There are lots of ways companies try to create a sense of happiness. But what if forcing employees into being happy is actually hurting their performance and overall mental health?
We all know letting people work remotely can make them happier. Technology is making it easier for more people to add ‘WFH’ (Working From Home) to their instant messenger status at work. But is it a realistic idea for people working in corporations?
Could working less be the answer to achieving more? It turns out that people who work more than eight hours aren’t usually the best at getting stuff done.
Don't lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don't have a career. You have a life.
The Create & Cultivate team want you to dream big. But to achieve your dreams, they want you to ditch a set of 4 expectations that only lead you down the rabbit hole.
The pursuit of happiness is long-winded and can really wear you down. Do you know what’s easier? The voyage to sadness Maybe you want to be the saddest saddo sailing on the sea of sadness.
Here are seven easy steps to point you in the direction of total misery from CGP Grey and Randy Paterson.
The movement against the open-plan office is gathering momentum.
There’s a lot of evidence to show they reduce productivity and make people unhealthy, and you know how annoying they can be if you’re sat near the wrong people.
When you’re trying to achieve something, thinking about the opposite of what you want is what we call ‘inversion thinking’ – a skill that author James Clear believes is crucial.
Research suggests that people who make vision boards and constantly think about what life will be like once they’ve achieved their goals are less likely to achieve them.
Saying ‘no’ doesn’t make you an arsehole. That’s just one of the things that Sarah Knight’s taught us recently. She’s the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck which is not just a book – it’s her approach to life.
It’s not about being negative or apathetic – it’s about making a ‘f*ck-budget’ in order to become more selective about what you devote your time an energy to.