Psychology & Psychiatry

How initiatives empowering employees can backfire

Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences—depending on who's in charge. Recent research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University shows that empowerment initiatives ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement

As COVID-19 cases surged this spring, the pandemic led some people more than others to ponder their own mortality. A new study in China and the United States suggests that these people were the ones who showed the highest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Extent of India's COVID nudge campaign revealed

The Government of India's use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Our sense of normalcy bounces back fast: study

The coronavirus pandemic brought unprecedented uncertainty and stress. But even amid the turmoil and the new pressures of work-from-home and home-schooling, millions of people were able to keep calm and carry on with the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows engaged workers should dare to daydream

Two researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and another from Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile found that daydreaming carries significant creative benefits, especially for those who identify with their ...

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Employment

Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. An employee may be defined as:

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