In a recent New York Times article, Malia Wollan asked us to consider how the disappearance of the classic lunch break in American work culture might be a sign of much bigger issues in our labor force. She cited the studies of an ethnographer, June Jo Lee, who has spent more than a decade tr...
Psychological research suggests that the stick works better than the carrot. Corporate wellness programs seem like a win-win idea. In order to get employees to exercise more and take care of their health, businesses can simply reward them with bonuses if they reach a certain number of steps walked ...
"Step away from the sad desk salad." Business writer Alyssa Spatola recently published a piece that’s been getting a lot of attention – which seems surprising considering how basic the premise is. She explains that almost every day she eats a quick lunch at her work desk. “I voluntarily forgo...
As business writer Jo Confino recently argued, having a meaningful job doesn’t automatically translate into personal happiness. In fact, the truth often works the other way around: it’s our personal happiness and fulfillment that gives work its sense of purpose. Confino recalls meeting senior...
In the book “The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life Success," business executive Teresa Taylor explains, “I never believed the hype that women have to choose between a career and a personal life to live their best life. You shouldn't, either.” She urges workers to abandon the frustrating and ...
It doesn’t take a Harvard Medical School medical study to tell us that poor sleep effects work performance – and just about every other part of our lives. But back in 2011, those Harvard researchers put some cold hard numbers on the problem, and showed when projected onto the entire U.S. workfor...
Our jobs shouldn’t suck the life out of us. So in the current trend toward enhanced worker wellness, we’ve seen the spread of standing desks, office meditation sessions and healthy snacks in our places of employment. But those measures are just the first step. Recently corporate research firm ...