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How to succeed with managing cultural diversity

Middle management plays a key role when a company wants to improve the management of diversity. What characterises the success stories?

Take a short stroll: it can save your day

New research shows that a 30-minute walk in the middle of the day cheers up sedentary office workers. This makes the actual working hours more fun.

Poor work environment linked to heart troubles

Men who recently experienced a heart attack think their work environment contributed to their cardiovascular problems.

Making the case for China’s underprivileged

Fighting for the rights of migrant workers in China - without over-stepping the limits of what the authorities allow - is a difficult balancing act. But grassroots organizations are becoming increasingly brave.

Amphetamine gets the job done

Drugs are usually associated with vulnerable social groups. New research reveals that amphetamine, however, is used by some in physically demanding manual jobs - to sustain long working hours.

How hoteliers handle emotions and stress

Experienced hotel managers maintain a positive attitude while switching among various ways of controlling their emotions, tackling stress and covering their employees’ needs.

Healthy working environment is a saviour for contract workers

Contract workers in Norway often face the worst and most unpredictable working conditions. But good management and support from colleagues make a big difference.

Efficient meetings can prevent conflicts at work

Managers should distinguish between meetings for daily operations and meetings for development.

Measures to limit work absence no help

Sick leave rates do not drop when employers take measures to help older employees or employees with health problems.

Flat organisations confuse foreign workers

And confused workers reduce Norwegian industrial efficiency.