Work teams that break off into smaller subgroups are less likely to want to work together on future projects shows a recent report from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The study, conducted with more than 1,000 real project teams at 65 colleges or universities, has implications for workplace productivity.
Survey: Men more likely to use child care benefits, flexible schedules and other work-life programs
September 10, 2015
Contrary to popular belief, work-life balance and work flexibility issues aren’t primarily women’s issues. In fact, in some cases it is men who use work-life benefits more frequently and are more likely to say that their work is interrupted for personal or family reasons, according to survey results released today by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Center for Organizational Excellence.
Improving work psychosocial factors may reduce mental health sick leave
August 20, 2015
Workers with high job demands and job strain are at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, reports a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Facebook has developed training to help employees recognize bias in the workplace and call it out. Now it is sharing the training online so anyone can view it. Facebook is one of a number of companies educating employees on the hidden biases that everyone harbors – a barrier to creating a corporate culture more welcoming to different people and ideas.
For the third year, Temkin Group analyzed the employee engagement efforts within large companies in the report, Employee Engagement Competency & Maturity, 2015. As part of the analysis, hundreds of large companies completed Temkin Group's Employee Engagement Competency & Maturity (EECM) Assessment.
When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven strategies to reduce stress.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA ) recently launched the main findings of the Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) at the European Parliament in Brussels. The results of the survey — which collected responses from almost 50,000 workplaces in 36 countries, including all 28 Member States — give a detailed insight into how occupational safety and health (OSH) risks are managed in Europe’s workplaces.
In May, NIOSH, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) hosted the 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health. “Work, Stress, and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations” marks 25 years of efforts to advance research and intervention on work-related stress through the conference series.
Burnout is a serious problem that is brought on by the negative effects of chronic, work-related stress. Actual statistics are difficult to come by, but studies from the Nordic countries recently indicated that there, the prevalence of severe burnout is between 2-7 %. If these numbers are extrapolated Europe-wide, the problem and its effects on individuals, businesses and the European economy is sobering.