How do you motivate employees? Don’t!

How do you motivate employees? Don’t!

Are you truly motivated in your job? If you are, consider yourself among the happy minority. According to the latest studies, no more than 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged at work, while one in four people are actively disengaged. To misquote Thoreau, a...
The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

Rational-choice theory attempts to explain human choice by assuming we are rational choosers, have well ordered preferences, and have information on costs and benefits. It also assumes we compare options on the basis of preference, value or utility. Additionally, the...
How Learning your ABCs at Work Can Decrease Stress

How Learning your ABCs at Work Can Decrease Stress

One of my all-time favorite bumper stickers asserts, “Don’t believe everything you think.” The first time I saw it, fifteen years ago, it took me a second to even make sense of it. Since that time, I have increasingly used that quote to remind myself that just because...
Why the Office “Good Guy” Enjoys his Work More than You

Why the Office “Good Guy” Enjoys his Work More than You

The office good guy… you know him… he’s John, the administrative assistant who is always ready to enthusiastically serve on a new voluntary committee at work. She’s Nancy, a customer service representative who is not only genuinely happy to help customers solve...

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