Sunday, May 26

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‘Fake it until you make it’ Attitude May Backfire at Work

According to a study, Faking a positive attitude to elicit benefits may backfire when used with co-workers and making an effort to communicate the felt emotions can be more productive. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, surveyed working adults in a wide variety of industries including education, manufacturing, engineering, and financial services for two types of emotion regulation surface acting and deep acting. "Surface acting is faking what you're displaying to other people. Inside, you may be upset or frustrated, but on the outside, you're trying your best to be pleasant or positive," said Allison Gabriel, study co-author. "Deep acting is trying to change how you feel inside. When you're deep acting, you're actually trying to align how you feel with how...
How To Apologize For Your Emergency Vacation And Be Cool About It!
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How To Apologize For Your Emergency Vacation And Be Cool About It!

If you want to be a loved and appreciated employee in your company, it is advisable that you plan your leaves out. Yes there are some emergencies (hangover being not one of them) where you can cut out, but as said, it is not advisable. Well that is on the one hand, but what happens if you are on a vacation(planned one!) but you happen to work in LinkedIn and during that time its CEO Jeff Weiner plans to pay your team a visit. Seeing people like him in person is something that doesn't happens a lot, even for employees at LinkedIn. What would you do if you are working there and happen to be on a vacation while he visits? How cool can you really be? Mariah Walton, Analytics Manager at the business and employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn, "accidentally" scheduled he...
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Boring, Dirty Workplace May Affect Your Brain Function: Study

Bosses, take note! A lack of stimulation in the workplace and a dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees, a new study has warned. "Psychologists say that the brain is a muscle, while industrial hygienists point to chemicals in the work environment that may cause decline," said Joseph Grzywacz from Florida State University in the US. "There are real things in the workplace that can shape cognitive function: some that you can see or touch and others you cannot. We showed that both matter to cognitive health in adulthood," said Grzywacz. In the past, researchers had been divided on whether it was working in an unclean workplace?facing exposure to agents such as mold, lead or loud noises - or working in an unstimulating environment that took the biggest...