Work and Business

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When the morning alarm carves us out of our slumber, restoring the previous night’s raspy throat and foggy head, we have a decision to make: get up and go, or call in sick. What happens next is influenced by workplace norms about whether absence is commonplace or exceptional, a current pulling us towards the office or letting us settle back into bed.

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Women who work in technology downplay the idea that the field can be discriminatory to women – even when they have experienced sexism in the workplace says a study presented today to a British Psychological Society conference.
 
Researchers from Leeds Beckett University spoke to 27 women across various stages of their careers in IT - students, those currently in the industry, and those who have left the industry. The interview data was analysed.
 
Lead researcher Jessica Drakett said:

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Big-wigs have much to gain from ingratiating themselves with even bigger ones. But ingratiators face a dilemma: no one likes a suck-up, and people at the top of the food chain have plenty of practice in detecting and dismissing them.

A new article discussed on our Research Digest blog finds that company directors get around this dilemma by employing a clever psychological tactic.

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A new study has interviewed 135 people in 10 different occupations to explore times when work was meaningful or meaningless.

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Why do we tip taxi drivers but not accountants? Why do we tip in some service contexts and not others? Is it simply due to a quirk of history or the result of broader psychological patterns?

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This interactive and experiential workshop offers a novel, collaborative and practical approach to creating and sustaining inclusive cultures

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Introduction to a methodology to enable leaders and managers to let go of control; provide routes to collaboration, and to work towards developing individuals to self-manage

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Would you like to be able to “read between the lines?” TA in action!

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Coach around what works rather than trying to fix what doesn’t.

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Transactional Analysis (TA) is a powerful and easily accessible coaching methodology.

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Working for a commercial organisation, especially in a senior position, there may be more scope for bigger pay cheques, performance bonuses and a company car.

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According to the philosophy of 'lean space management', a minimalist workspace shorn of clutter is distraction-free and ideal for productivity.

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Psychologists have an important role in supporting their community in planning for, handling and dealing with the aftermath of disasters

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Discussions of visual art as a method to advance observation, critical thinking and communication skills.

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Gain insight into work-life balance issues nd a range of practical tools to use in your own practice

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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A powerful tool to take ownership of your life, be at your best, and to revitalise your personal and professional life.

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Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.

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In the lead article of The Psychologist – the official magazine of the British Psychological Society – two of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of leadership explain how Ranieri contributed to Leicester’s historical Premiership success.

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A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.

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Anyone will tell you that the most successful organisations have leaders who match the company culture.

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When calling an ambulance, every second counts. So when an ambulance service in South Africa wanted to speed up their response time, who did they call? Psychologists, of course.

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They say that if you want to get something done, you should ask a busy person.

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In the old days, a break from work used to involve a chat in the canteen, a crossword, or time spent gazing out the window.

Nowadays, of course, we have smartphones to fill our spare minutes. Is this a good thing?

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At a superficial level, people who are narcissistic seem like they will be good leaders. They're confident, outgoing and unafraid of putting themselves forward.

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This seminar will focus on psychologists’ roles as spokespersons within debates about marriage as well as psychological research on same-sex couples; and on public opinion about the right to marry another person without r

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