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April 28, 2017

Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and Economics

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new article shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of such decisions than either discipline can on its ... read more

Charisma-Challenged? You Can Still Be a Good Boss

Apr. 18, 2017 — You don't need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research. The new study is one of the first to examine how a leader's regulatory focus, or mindset, affects ... read more

Struggling With Different Work Identities? Your Work May Suffer

Apr. 12, 2017 — Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands. Now a new study suggests that how you juggle ... read more

It's Not Just Big Business: Crowdsourcing Creates a 'Win-Win Situation'

Apr. 11, 2017 — Why do ordinary people sign on to help design or produce a product without much compensation? Why do they volunteer their time and skills to a company that profits? And how can a firm better address ... read more

Experienced Auditors Better at Fraud Detection After a Simple Cue

Apr. 4, 2017 — A simple cue can trigger a marked increase in fraud detection among veteran auditors, suggests a new ... read more

Machines and the Modern Day Labor Market

Mar. 28, 2017 — Technological advances, particularly in machines that can perform complex tasks, have begun to dramatically change jobs and labor ... read more

Does Advice for Managing Workplace Bullying Really Work?

Mar. 23, 2017 — The paradox of workplace bullying advice has been the focus of new research. Investigators interviewed 48 individuals from a variety of occupations and found that targets of workplace bullying ... read more

Too Much Structured Knowledge Hurts Creativity, Shows Study

Mar. 22, 2017 — Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a new ... read more

Lack of Leisure: Is Busyness the New Status Symbol?

Mar. 22, 2017 — Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high ... read more

Having a Laugh With Recruitment

Mar. 21, 2017 — Can humour on social media help managers find the most appropriate candidates for the job vacancies they hope to fill? Researchers suggest that humorous recruitment campaigns can increase exposure ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — For the first time ever, new research examines data from the 2007-2009 financial crisis to show how the US Federal Reserve can effectively assist banks in times of financial ... read more

ESHG Supports the Principle of Genetic Privacy at Work

Mar. 16, 2017 — The European Society of Human Genetics calls for the genetic privacy of individuals to be upheld in the light of the bill that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing ... read more

New Extension Improves Inflight Wi-Fi

Mar. 14, 2017 — Inspired by the notoriously slow inflight Wi-Fi service, researchers have developed ScaleUp, an extension for the Google Chrome browser that drastically improves web browsing speeds at 30,000 ... read more

Harnessing ADHD for Business Success

Mar. 9, 2017 — The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who found that entrepreneurs ... read more

Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace bias

Mar. 7, 2017 — American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human ... read more

Multilab Replication Project Examines Cooperation Under Time Pressure

Mar. 7, 2017 — In 2012, a trio of psychological scientists reported research showing that people who made quick decisions under time pressure were more likely to cooperate than were people who were required to take ... read more

Manufacturing Method May Help Keep Work in High-Cost Areas

Mar. 7, 2017 — A new study describes seru as a cellular assembly approach. The system appears to offer promise for manufacturing in dynamic, high-cost ... read more

Maintaining an Active Sex Life May Lead to Improved Job Satisfaction, Engagement in Work

Mar. 6, 2017 — Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees' job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on the Darker Side of Business Travel

Mar. 6, 2017 — Individuals who have to travel regularly on business either 'flourish' or 'flounder,' new research ... read more

Facebook 'Likes' Don’t Work Like Marketers Think They Do

Mar. 2, 2017 — Simply building up followers on Facebook isn't enough to boost a brand’s sales. If companies want to convert social media fans into more active customers, they have to engage them with ... read more

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