Managers work tirelessly to modernise offices, innovate and cut costs, but what really boosts employee performance? The answer is the scientific method: design, test, and measure.
Everyday routines help individuals and organisations work efficiently, but can also be one of the biggest obstacles to innovation. Here's a five-point plan for implementing innovations.
There are competing claims over what the optimal office temperature is. Here's what the research says.
Standing in meetings offers the opportunity to sit less and move more.
The true bane of an organisation is a lack of engagement and job satisfaction among its employees. World Cup mania could actually help.
There are more than a thousand chief happiness officers on LinkedIn but their roles differ wildly.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
May Day is a time to reflect on labour struggles of the past and demands for the future, and Canada's move toward increasing the minimum wage is not enough. Labour politics is about who counts
Cutting pension scheme costs can make staff angry and belligerent.
More women are making it to the boardroom but are often promoted to an untenable and precarious leadership position.
Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
High profile strikes in key sectors – from railways to utility companies and universities – have taken place so far this year.
According to a management scholar, a team's mindset and structure – not its stars – will often determine its success.
The use of big data at work could promote well-being – but only in very specific conditions.
Even back in the 90s, researchers were trying to alert hiring managers to the ineffectiveness of this as a tool, noting some major problems.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
Interventions designed to fix women also leave the status quo untouched. They ask women to adjust to workplaces that are primarily designed by, and for, men.
Mistletoe and wine are a dangerous combination at the office Christmas party.
By some measures, Americans are giving less to charity through their jobs than they used to. But many companies say that increasing this kind of charity is a priority for them.
In the wake of the #MeToo campaign we need to build cultures that do not tolerate any level of harassment at work.