Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Office employees who opt to stand when working are likely to be burning only fractionally more calories than their seated colleagues, according to new research from the University of Bath. The study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, reveals that the ‘benefits’ of standing over sitting equate to little more… Continue reading Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Stress and Working From Home

Remote work seems most suited for those with high levels of autonomy and emotional stability, according to new research Lots of us think working from home is like being set free from prison. No stress, setting our own schedules and enjoying stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Hold on a second.” In… Continue reading Stress and Working From Home

Be Nice to Your Employees and It Will Pay Off

Want the best results out of your employees? Then be nice to them. New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks. “Being benevolent is important because it can change the perception your… Continue reading Be Nice to Your Employees and It Will Pay Off

Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Want to lose friends and alienate people? Apparently, sleeping poorly is the first step on the road to loneliness, social anxiety and more stress. In a study comparing well-rested folks against those who are sleep-deprived, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley found that without adequate sleep, areas of the brain that deal with… Continue reading Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Stress of After-Work Email Harming Families

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during non-work hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business, co-authored a new study, “Killing me softly: electronic communications monitoring and employee and significant-other… Continue reading Stress of After-Work Email Harming Families

Commitment to Excellence, Hockey Style

Are you a college, junior or AAA club hockey player? What’s your “commitment” to your sport look like? If it looks like this, you’ve got a shot at the “next level.” Chris, Zach & Pat are with me this spring and summer, putting in the work where it really makes a difference. I bet you… Continue reading Commitment to Excellence, Hockey Style

Work, Play, Play, Work

“As educator and minister Lawrence Pearsall Jacks wrote: A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever… Continue reading Work, Play, Play, Work