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Lessons from tribes

This brings us on to another lesson. Tribal people generally only take from their environments what they need, because they know that if they destroy their own resources they, or their children, will suffer in the future.

Statistics: Math or Myth?

The World celebrates the first World Statistics Day to promote the many achievements of official statistics premised on the core values of service, professionalism and integrity. The WSD serves as a tool to further support the work of statisticians across different settings, cultures, and domains.

Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace

According to a survey by the International Data Corporation, up to 40% of Internet access in the workplace is spent on non-work related browsing, and 60% of all online purchases are made during working hours. The same survey also reported that 90% of employees felt the Internet can be addictive, and 41% admitted to personal internet surfing at work for more than three hours per week.

Avoiding solitude

Loneliness and Dissatisfaction can occur when moving to another city for work. These feelings come from the uncertainty of being liked, involved, appreciated. The best advice for being happy in unknown places is to establish new habits and identify places to go: bars, restaurants, grocery stores, gyms. A new love interest could be a ‘cure-all’, but this is a different story that cannot be scheduled obviously. RETAIN THE ASSETS YOU HAVE Take stock of the relationships in your network and ...

Psycho-rumination

Losing a job could put a person’s ability to balance the emotional status into risk, and this ability processes with the regulation of the negative emotions caused by experienced situations. But how does the regulation of this emotion work? First of all it is important to understand what the feeling is and to establish a dialogue with ourselves; this is called rumination through which we think over the motives of our discomfort. These motives are, in this case, always linked to the ...

The Perils of Time Pressure

We live in a society that values being busy. A typical response to “How are you?” is either “Busy,” “Swamped,” or “Things are so crazy right now.” The less time you have, the more important you seem. by Craig Dowden This mentality is particularly evident in workplaces, where the number of hours worked is often assumed to signify one’s value as an employee. In these cases, employees often sacrifice work-life balance to prove their dedication to their organization. ...

Using Strengths to Feel Happier at Work

It comes as no surprise that happier people are more productive in their work. In fact, studies have found that making people even temporarily happier increases production. by Joe Hatcher Jr Aside from trying to hire happy people, what can a business do to increase the happiness of the people who work there? Ideas from two different areas of psychology can be useful in increasing happiness in the workplace.  The first idea, from John Gottman’s research on marital satisfaction, is ...

Rules and Passion

The cognitive approach is just the tool if a manager wants to get to know his raw material: people. This is because it can zero in on the four main ingredients of a personality and the infinite number of ways in which people express themselves. by Marco Mossi These ingredients provide flexible frameworks that suggest how an individual will react to certain stimuli and what will motivate his or her actions. The first framework considers the areas of perseverance and commitment. ...