After a wage increase, people tend to be more satisfied with their jobs—and even more so when what they have gained exceeds the wage increases of their colleagues. Yet, this effect on job satisfaction is not persistent. Two economics professors reported these findings in a study recently published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.… [read more]
Exposure to air pollution, or even imagining exposure to air pollution, may lead to unethical behavior, according to findings published in the journal Psychological Science. A combination of archival and experimental studies indicates that exposure to air pollution, either physically or mentally, is linked with unethical behavior such as crime and cheating.… [read more]
A recent study examined the damaging impact abusive supervision has in the workplace including the ways employees respond with retaliatory behavior, which lowers productivity.
What the researchers say: Abusive supervision refers to subordinates’ perceptions of supervisors engaging in the sustained hostile verbal and nonverbal behaviors, excluding physical contact.… [read more]
OK, so for the majority of Americans the 2016 presidential election result was, to say the least, distressing. The good news—yes, there is some—is that the result gave rise to a very important study that deserves our attention. It looks at some of the fundamentals of the neurobiology of resilience.… [read more]
A new study has found that coupled with stress, ethical leadership can lead to employee deviance and turnover.
Certainly, management experts say that ethical leadership is a good thing—how could it be otherwise? But ethical leadership can have negative consequences, too, according to this research.… [read more]
Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by a team of neuroscientists.
What the researchers say: The researchers studied the brains of Nile grass rats (which, like humans, are diurnal and sleep at night) after exposing them to dim and bright light for four weeks.… [read more]
Why do some Westerners attack Muslim minorities and asylum seekers and why do some Muslims support and engage in terror against the West? Some fascinating new research suggests that the reasons for such extreme behavior might be the same in both groups.… [read more]
Over the last few decades, a wealth of evidence has accumulated to suggest that a lack of sleep is bad for mind and body. One of the things that lack of sleep is bad for is working memory (see previous TRs).… [read more]
Contrary to popular opinion and thousands of movies recent research shows that global syndicated markets take a relational approach to competition.
The perception of competition in business is often negatively skewed, with images of Wolf of Wall Street types running greedy firms who are out to win at any cost.… [read more]
Mindfulness folks assert that people spend most of their time angsting about the future or ruminating about the past, rather than living in the present. Therefore, they say, people have to be taught to be more in the now. That is not to put mindfulness down, I think it is in many respects spot on.… [read more]