Honesty 'may not be best policy at work'Apr 22, 11:11 am
London, Apr 22 (ANI): Honesty is usually said to be the best policy in social situations but the proverb may not essentially hold true when it comes to the workplace, researchers say.Scientists gauged levels of "authentic self expression" in 533 volunteers to see how far they opened up to people they interacted with socially.The results indicated that participants were more likely to "be themselves" with partners, followed by friends and then parents. However, they were much less likely to show their true self to work colleagues.Those who showed their true selves to partners tended to have greater well-being and were more content with life. But the same benefits were not observed in being authentic at work."You hear self-help gurus say that the secret of happiness is 'being yourself' or 'expressing your true feelings', but that doesn't seem to apply in the workplace - at least for the sample we studied," the Daily Star quoted Dr Oliver Robinson, from the University of Greenwich in London, as saying."So in some circumstances, it may be that a polite smile or tactfully keeping quiet may be more conducive to your well-being than saying what you actually think and feel to work colleagues," Dr Robinson added. (ANI)
Experts say line between professional and personal life 'blurring' Dec 10, 11:16 am
Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that now-a-days employers disregard the motto of keeping professional and personal lives separate, and like to profit from their employees 'free' time and non-professional aptitudes.Full Story »
Wearing trainers at work may help you earn more respect Dec 9, 9:56 am
London, Dec 09 (ANI): While it is often customary to wear formal attire at the workplace, a new study has claimed that wearing more casual clothes to the office can enhance an employee's standing among co-workers.Full Story »
It's official! Pregnant women do experience discrimination at work Dec 8, 11:26 am
London, Dec. 8 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that many expecting women experience unfair and unlawful treatment at work, and some even get sacked just for taking maternity leave.Full Story »
Odd working hours affect parent-child relationship Dec 7, 2:06 pm
Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): A new North Carolina State University study has found that parents, who work at odd hours, have troubled relationships with their children.Full Story »
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