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Experts: Economic losses from stress at work are rising - 06/16/2021

Workplace stress costs the global economy more than $8 trillion annually, Gallup analysts have calculated. Stress, anxiety, anger, sadness and other negative emotions of workers in 2020 reached a record level and costs the global economy of $ 8.1 trillion a year, according to a study of the State of the Global Workplace, prepared by Gallup.  The company's analysts found that every seven in...

Early career: Simple advice for a head start - 06/14/2021

Economists and sociologists agree: working between the ages of twenty and thirty has a very large impact on career development. Around two thirds of wage increases occur in the first ten years of a career. Here are some tips to help make the start an exciting one. Choose a job that matches your qualifications There's nothing wrong with taking an "easier" job at the beginning of your career...

Former Volkswagen chief, other top executives to pay €288M for dieselgate - 06/10/2021

German carmaker Volkswagen said it reached an agreement with former CEO Martin Winterkorn and three other former top executives on the issue of compensation for the "dieselgate". In total, VW will receive €288 million from them. Most of the amount - €270 million - will be paid by the company that insured the top managers' liability for possible harm in the performance of their activities. ...

Apple employees speak out against return to office - 06/07/2021

Apple employees have spoken out against a new company rule that would require them to work from the office at least three days a week. According to them, working remotely has only improved their productivity, allowed them to take care of themselves and their loved ones and avoid wasting time commuting. Apple employees have expressed dissatisfaction with the company's new rule that will require...

Three ways to re-focus and let your brain rest - 05/31/2021

Excessive concentration tires the brain. It takes away energy, exhausts you, and interferes with self-control. It makes you more impulsive and less efficient. As a result, you risk making rash decisions and resisting cooperation. Recent research has shown that both activities are important. Optimal brain function occurs when the brain switches from one state to another, allowing for greater...

Pain points and weaknesses: How to resist manipulators at work - 05/10/2021

Everyone has weaknesses and pain points, and pushing them tends to throw us off balance. "Hot buttons" are anything that triggers an involuntary emotional reaction in you, making you mad (negative "hot buttons") or inspiring (positive "hot buttons"). When someone pushes one of our hot buttons, two things happen: our attention is diverted from other, sometimes more important things, and the...

Bloomberg: investment banks are rushing to find employees - 05/03/2021

Hundreds of vacancies for entry-level professionals have been opened by leading investment banks amid rising investment activity and associated emotional burnout among employees, Bloomberg news agency reported. Recruiting agency Odyssey Search Partners reports that 1,342 vacancies for investment analysts have already been opened in New York, 1,214 - in London and 588 - in Hong Kong. HSBC...

Two exercises for handling inadequate people - 04/16/2021

Communicating with an irrational person is a skill comparable in difficulty to competing in the Olympics, and you'll have a better chance of success if you start training early and build up some decent mental muscle. Technique #1. Change the attitude. When an irrational person attacks (with words), your first instinct is to hit back. But that won't work. So don't think of it as an attack....

What differentiation is and why we need it in business and everyday life - 04/02/2021

Imagine if you dialed 911 and the operator also panicked and did not send anyone to you. If everyone agreed with everyone else, we would still be afraid of falling off the edge of the earth. Being able to think has literally changed the world. In order to calm down and mind your own business, you must learn to separate your thoughts and feelings from those of others. So, differentiation is the...

Company's mission: What is yours? - 03/26/2021

Chances are your company already has a mission statement. Perhaps it adorns the walls of your office or, conversely, it sits on a shelf or in a desk drawer somewhere. If this is the case and you haven't seen or heard anything about your mission statement in a long time, it's time to review it. Unlike a vision and strategy, which can be achieved over time, a mission cannot be fully realised. It is...
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