Category Archives: Human Behavior: Work Ethic

Business people prefer working in their cars instead of trains, planes and airports

Noisy and cramped conditions in trains, planes and airports are discouraging many commuters and business people from working while travelling, new research shows. Sociologist Dr Donald Hislop and psychologist Dr Carolyn Axtell found that the most popular place to work … Continue reading

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7 tips for creating a functional home workspace

Maybe you’re tired of schlepping into the office every day. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t love your micromanaging boss. In an effort to score some more work-life balance (and never have to set eyes on The Micromanager again), you’ve … Continue reading

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Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it. No time like the present, … Continue reading

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Personality Traits Predict the Onset of Disease

Sara J. Weston1, Patrick L. Hill2, Joshua J. Jackson1⇑; 1Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA 2Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; Joshua J. Jackson, Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1125, St. … Continue reading

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The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

Jeff Goins, a brilliant new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff among his fans, explains how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. The path to your life’s work is … Continue reading

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Employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts: study

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington shows. Marcus Butts, … Continue reading

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10 Behaviors That Will Hinder Your Success

Naivety. Granted, we all start out sort of wide-eyed and gullible, but the sooner you convert that to savvy and skeptical, the better your chances of coming out on top. The reason is simple: suckers and fools don’t win. Learn … Continue reading

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4 common productivity tips that are actually the worst

You’ve heard the same “tried and true” advice from productivity experts for years. And I’ll admit it — I’ve given and taken this advice myself. But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. Most of the “best” … Continue reading

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How Japan is dealing with workaholics

TOKYO — College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a nation where workaholic habits die hard. Often toiling … Continue reading

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Accomplish More by Committing to Less

There’s a cost to complexity. Every time you commit to something new, you not only commit to doing the work itself, but also remembering to do the work, dealing with the administrative overhead, and to getting it all done in … Continue reading

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Why all-nighters don’t work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here’s a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack. Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep … Continue reading

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Stop Playing the Victim with Your Time

It’s just not fair. There’s always too much to do. Everyone just keeps piling more work on me. I feel so helpless. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel like they have a crushing number of requests … Continue reading

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9 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time

If you’re in a constant struggle with the clock, these solutions will help you master your schedule Some people get their daily dose of cardio by running into every meeting saying, “Sorry I’m late!” While it might seem like chronic … Continue reading

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