6 Reasons Employees Don’t “Speak Up”

People don’t always “speak up” when they see a problem at work. And the results can be disastrous. The best case scenario is that unaddressed problems only end up costing time and productivity. Other far-too-common results include accidents and injuries, failure to address unethical behaviors, and public scandals. Employee silence can also reduce innovation and damage morale, job engagement, and satisfaction. […]

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5 Dangers of Setting Goals

Setting goals is a good idea. It’s beneficial. It’s important. It’s necessary. Or, at least that’s what many people believe.   The idea is so widely believed, it has become the cornerstone of culture in business, politics, schools, sports, sometimes even our personal lives. Top researchers in business and psychology disagree. They do think that goal setting can be beneficial. […]

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The Bias Against Creativity (And What to Do About It)

People say that they value creativity. But do they really? Researchers have discovered that people also have a bias against creativity.   How can both be true at the same time? There is often a difference between what people think about something consciously, and how they feel about it on a deeper and more automatic level.   Why does this […]

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Negative Coworkers Can Impair Your Memory

Negativity in the workplace can be awkward or uncomfortable. But did you know that it can actually impair your memory?   Researchers recently discovered that negative emotions significantly change how work teams learn and remember. It happens through a process called transactive memory.   Transactive memory Memory works differently when people are together in pairs, groups, or teams. It’s pretty […]

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