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An example of how routines can limit innovation is classes and terms that run for a set time, which limits the flexibility of educators and students. Shutterstock

Your colleagues are not dinosaurs – it’s workplace routines that make innovation difficult

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.
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Why every company should embrace the World Cup

The true bane of an organisation is a lack of engagement and job satisfaction among its employees. World Cup mania could actually help.
Employees who experience broken promises tend to experience a series of intense negative emotions, which can lead to a desire to dominate, retaliate and get even with their employer. Tim Gouw/Unsplash

This is why everyone steals office supplies from work – including you

Bringing office supplies home - or stealing from your workplace - may seem like a good idea when you are upset with your boss, but think again, your issues may be easier solved through communication.
Organized labour held demonstrations in front of Tim Hortons franchises in Ontario in January 2018 to protest the actions some Tim Hortons franchises have taken in response to an increase in the province’s minimum wage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

The issues facing Canadian workers this May Day

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
The railway at the centre of the 2013 Lac-Megantic explosion, Montreal Maine and Atlantic, was recently ordered to pay fines totalling $1.25 million after being convicted of violating the Fisheries Act due to crude oil leaking into nearby bodies of water. Employers and companies are increasingly being held responsible for workplace accidents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

The National Day of Mourning is a reminder workplaces should be safe

Every day people around the world go to work expecting to return home safely to their families. But the reality is that many never return due to workplace accidents that could have been prevented.
Individuals high in traits like narcissism, actively seek out prestige, target high level jobs and make their accomplishments known to those around them. RJ/Flickr

Playing nice at work could cost you success

Research shows that being agreeable can come at a cost in terms of income and career success. But it can be used to your advantage if combined with being strategic and conscientious.

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