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If Performance Governs Pay, More Workers Take Antidepressants

March 25, 2019 Roughly seven out of 10 companies in the United States, if not around the globe, use some form of pay-for-performance compensation system: bonuses, commissions, piece rates, profit sharing, individual and team goal achievements, and so on. But does such an incentivized workplace create a negative effect on the mental-health wellness...

Getting Close With Employees Can Backfire On Bosses

February 4, 2019 Imagine this scenario: The boss asks her longtime employee, with whom she has enjoyed a strong, professional working relationship, to complete a task related to their everyday business. The employee, based on their longstanding rapport, doesn’t grasp the immediacy of the supervisor’s request. The task doesn’t get accomplished in time....

Jokey Bosses Can Encourage Rule Breakers

June 4, 2018 Having a boss who jokes around in the workplace can be a mixed blessing, two new papers examining the benefits of corporate leaders having a sense of humor suggests. You might expect that a boss who cracks jokes is healthy for the workplace, while a boss who blows his or...