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Here’s why you dread brainstorming at work

Brain storming and group think meetings could be killing off the very creativity that they intend to promote. Here’s how to make it work for everyone.

Norwegian academics face serious work-family life conflicts

Norwegian academics say that their jobs demand such a huge commitment that they don’t have time for their families, a study of workers at three major Norwegian universities has shown.

5 reasons why a holiday can boost your workplace creativity

OPINION: Emerging research suggests that taking some time off could be just what you need to boost your creativity at work.

People over 60 prefer to work with 30-year-olds

A minority prefer people of their own age as work colleagues.

Here’s why firefighters don’t get burned out

In spite of encountering stressful situations, firefighters have good coping strategies that keep them healthy and protect them from burnout, a new study shows.

Poker players aren’t like other gamers

Poker is a game played primarily by boys who get good grades in school. It’s an intellectual martial art, according to a researcher.

It is tiring to be gay in the workplace

Young people from the LGBT community feel their sexual orientation puts limits on the types of jobs they can comfortably pursue.

Fear of gender quotas is irrational

Opposition arises when management believe that they always choose the best candidate for the position. But they are blind to their own biases, which keep women out of the top jobs.

Diversity leads to greater social coherence and well-being

Diversity makes us all more open-minded, both in our communities and at work.

When is trust bad for us?

The paradox of trust: Research suggests that trust at work can lead to exclusion and stress among colleagues.