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September 25, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Working Fewer Days May Increase Productivity

September 25, 2020 07:44 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Working less each day can increase productivity, but what about working fewer days in a compressed workweek? A study of 350 respondents found that “implementation of a compressed workweek reduces job stress, which enhances work-life balance and work productivity.” Another found that “flexible work arrangements play a significant role in moderating the relationship between chasing productivity demands and well-being,” [More]

September 18, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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A New Sense of Normal Helps Us Bounce Back From a Crisis

September 18, 2020 07:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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We’re capable of bouncing back from a crisis a lot faster than we might think. A new study being published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that psychological recovery can happen even when people are still in the midst of a stressful experience. Those high in neuroticism may recover at an even faster rate because they’re better equipped to navigate stress. [More]

September 11, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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"Zoom Fatigue" is a Thing

September 11, 2020 09:49 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Virtual interactions are tiring for the brain, causing “zoom fatigue”, which has only gotten worse as more companies work remotely due to COVID-19. Studies show it’s tougher to communicate for people who are reliant on non-verbal cues. As a result, group chats (whether Zoom, Meet, Teams) become less collaborative and more of a siloed conversation between two people while others observe. What is it about video calls that are so draining? [More]

June 19, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not Everything is Out of Control

June 19, 2020 08:52 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Cultivating a locus of control has benefits to our mental health, but it can be difficult to do, especially in today’s culture where people are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions, and an economic decline. But even in times like this with so much out of control, research suggests the ability to find some sense of control better equips people to accept situations that cannot be changed. [More]