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Work enviroment

Results-oriented control freaks not always best managers

You’d think that hiring a manager who is detail-oriented and focused on getting the most out of employees would be good for the bottom line. But research suggests otherwise.

We see through bosses who fake it

Do you think your manager is genuine, or do you think they’re faking it? The difference could be pivotal to a company’s success.

Immigrants help Norwegian companies to think differently

Companies that hire immigrants have more international partnerships and are more innovative, according to researcher.

It pays to create better working conditions

Workplace stress is to blame for a lot of absenteeism. Repetitive tasks are the biggest problem, according to employees. But the job is less of a factor than they claim.

Workforce “survivors” experience problems after downsizing, too

Getting laid off can cause health problems in those who lose their jobs— but also in those who retain them.

How to avoid insulting co-workers in other countries

Irritation, frustration and misunderstandings can arise when employees in Norwegian companies communicate with colleagues abroad. Poor English can cause more confusion than cultural differences, according to a Norwegian researcher.

Keeping older workers in the workforce

Employers should take advantage of the expertise that older workers offer, not push them out the door to retirement.

More efficient employees without a commanding boss?

A rapidly-changing world requires new management styles and organisational designs. Don't just tell the employees what to do - rather, help them to work better among themselves.

Power hungry employees don't notice discrimination

People who are interested in gaining power for themselves are less aware of discrimination and injustice in the workplace.

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

A large national Norwegian study shows that workaholism frequently co-occurs with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression.