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Organisational psychology

Finding tomorrow’s military leaders

Psychologists are studying how the Norwegian military selects tomorrow’s officers. Here, hopeful candidates have to crawl through the mud, help the injured and avoid mines. But is that the best way to identify good leaders?

Strict parents can get wasteful teenagers

Youth get good economic habits if their parents talk about savings and financial planning. Kids who perceive their parents as psychologically controlling can often be just as extravagant, hedonistic spenders as ones whose parents make few demands.

Teachers gain health by gaining knowledge

The health of educators is affected by how much they learn at the schools where they teach.

How to make your boss do what you want

The more energetic and decisive your boss, the easier he or she is to manipulate. All you need to do is show how much you have in common.

Can organisations get depressed?

It should come as no surprise that colleagues on the job can get depressed. But can entire firms be given a diagnosis? Do organisations feel?

Humble leaders get more commitment

Leaders who are more critical of their own leadership style than their employees are, have greatest success, according to new research.

Managers should know more about emotions

Organizational psychologist calls for a more playful and caring leadership. This may give the employees confidence to make a greater effort.

Why work more for less?

OPINION: Business leaders demand motivation on the one hand, but act in a demotivating way on the other. This is a paradox where there is a far greater need for responsibility – among business managers.

When the best just isn’t good enough

Decision-makers who are concerned with finding the best alternative are less satisfied with their choices than decision-makers who go for good enough.

How to keep the best ones

How can an organisation hold onto the employees they don’t want to lose? Make sure they have work that gives them joy and meaning, a Norwegian study shows.