Does Disliking your Boss affect your Work Performance?

Research suggests that when people get along with their leader, they: Are more motivated; Perform better, and Are more likely to go the extra mile. When they do not, bad things can happen. However, viewing the boss-employee dynamic as purely positive or purely negative creates a false dichotomy; it is often mixed. In three studies… Read More

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How Do You Get Your Gym Staff to Work Harder?

Here are some quick tips to aid in getting your gym staff to work harder. 1. Show Trust in Them and Their Capabilities Raise your hand if your are micro-manager? If nothing gets done around the gym without your say-so, then you probable are. If you are, then your staff will not be able to… Read More

Workplace Stress & Psychological Flexibility

When a colleague takes time off for illness – what is your first thought? Was it ‘they have gone off sick because they are stressed?’ Probably not. Few realise that 49% of all working days lost in the UK in 2016-17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Although short-term stress, such as working to an… Read More

Linking Workplace Stress & Recognition

Do you give your all to your job but get little recognition? A study of workplace stress suggests that throwing yourself into work that you love, but not receiving appropriate reward, is a toxic cocktail for biological stress. Leander van der Meij, now at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and his colleagues have discovered this by studying… Read More

Outlining Stress in British Army Personnel in the 1990s

Research Paper Title Stress in British Army Personnel. Abstract There is considerable research to date in the field of stress, particularly with respect to questionnaire research. There is, however, a lack of recent research on stress in the British Army which addresses either traumatic or organisational stress. This study considers soldiers’ experiences of both occupational and traumatic stress,… Read More

Stress & Training…

“You won’t rise to the occasion – you’ll default to your level of training!” Barret Tillman (1992, p.82) writing about US military aviators in a military thriller. “Under pressure, you will not rise to the occasion. You will revert to your level of training.“ Minimum standards lead to minimum performance; known as Lowest Common Denominator Training… Read More

Office Workers: Back Pain, Fatigue & Workforce Productivity

Research Paper Title Breaking Up Workplace Sitting Time with Intermittent Standing Bouts Improves Fatigue and Musculoskeletal Discomfort in Overweight/Obese Office Workers. Background To examine whether the introduction of intermittent standing bouts during the workday using a height-adjustable workstation can improve subjective levels of fatigue, musculoskeletal discomfort and work productivity relative to seated work. Methods Overweight/obese… Read More