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Be a Better Neighbor in the Workplace: Rudeness is Contagious

At one point or another in our lives, many of us have been part of a “toxic” workplace environment. If you’ve been there, you can probably point to one or two bad apples that seem to spoil the office experience for everyone. Now, researchers ...

The Secret Formula to Motivating Men in the Workplace

Trying to institute a workplace incentive program to get your employees to give their best? Men may be more receptive to goals-based rewards than women, a new study from the University of Leicester in the U.K. suggests. “When we are given a ...

Treadmill Desks Could Curb Workplace Injury

Using a treadmill desk at work is not only good for your cardiovascular health, it could help reduce neck and back strain, researcher Julie Côté, Ph.D., from McGill University in Canada says. "Even though office workers may not naturally see it ...

Is Your Job Keeping You from Getting the Rest You Need?

Workplace stress could be preventing you from getting a sound night’s sleep, a new study suggests. The higher a person’s work demands, the more likely they were to report sleep disturbances over the course of a two-year study period, Swedish ...

Here’s How Long You Should Stand at Work

It’s been well-established that sitting all day is bad for you, but whether standing is more beneficial than sitting – and how long you should spend sitting versus standing daily – has been less clear. Now, we may finally have an answer, the ...

7 Mindfulness Tips for a Better Workday

A little mindfulness can go a long way to being a happier, more productive worker. Business Insider has some tips culled from current research to help you get there: 1. Be present and aware of yourself and your surroundings. 2. Do mindfulness ...

Should There Be Limits on Wellness Incentives?

As companies increasingly provide wellness incentives and disincentives to their employees, some question how much organization can – or should – stretch the limits of “voluntary” wellness programs, NPR reports. At a time when 98 percent of ...

Is Your Commute Burning You Out?

How you make your commute is to work each day — and how long it takes — can greatly increase your risk of burning out at your job, a new study from the University of Montreal suggests. Researchers who looked at travelers in the rural and urban ...

When Employee Wellness Programs Harm, Not Help

Employee wellness programs, while generally good for both the company and workers, can go awry when they become too extreme, Bloomberg Business reports. When companies are too overbearing in pressing their employees to participate in wellness ...

Workplace Intervention Helps Employees’ Kids Sleep Better (Really!)

Some workplace wellness programs not only improve employees’ health, but can help their kids sleep better, a recent study shows. The Support-Transform-Achieve-Results (STAR) intervention – a workplace wellness program geared toward reducing ...