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August 8th, 2014

Joyless, Meaningless Work is Unhealthy

A recent study found that the majority of Americans (52.3%) are unhappy in their work. This sad statistic is doubly troubling in light of numerous other studies which report that happy people are healthier people and they live longer. It’s not a big leap to see that being unhappy in our...

via Bill Peel
June 19th, 2014

Why People Hate Work & How That Can Change

“The way we’re working isn’t working,” say Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in a New York Times article, “Why You Hate Work.”  Middle managers, as well as top-level executives reported: They don’t feel appreciated. They find it difficult to accomplish the most important work amid...

via Forbes
December 30th, 2013

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

You might want to think twice before pulling out your smartphone to check email during a meeting. According to a recent survey reported in Forbes, this can be deadly to your career.

via CEB
August 24th, 2012

Maximizing Integrity at Key Career Moments

In his Corporate Executive Board blog, Abbott Martin reports that ethical breaches spike during organizational changes that have a material impact on an employees' roles or compensation. More than 80 percent of employees experience one such event each year. According to research, spending a...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture, Ethics
September 19th, 2011

Engaged Employees Inspire Company Innovation

When it comes to innovation, business leaders are counting on ideas from employees, customers and partners to help drive the organization forward. And "engaged" employees are most likely to contribute those innovations, according to a Gallup Management Journal (GMJ) survey...

September 19th, 2011

CDC Reports Increasing Job Stress

CDC reports on the growing epidemic of job stress, confirming that occupational pressures are the leading source of stress for American adults. Three-fourths of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.

June 30th, 2011

Gallup Research Compares Wellbeing of Government and Non-government Workers

Recent Gallup research highlighted the sense of wellbeing in government workers. "The Work Environment Index asks workers if they are satisfied with their jobs, if they get to use their strengths at work, and if their supervisor creates an environment that is open and trusting. All three...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture