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Secrets of the Productive Nap

This article was written by Jessica Stillman and published in Inc.com.  An afternoon snooze can improve your effectiveness on the job. But achieving the optimal nap isn’t as simple as it first appears. If you think naps are only for slackers, think again. Forward-thinking companies such as Zappos, Google, and Nike have heeded the research of sleep scientists, and now encourage … Continue reading

How to Nap

This infographic was created for the Boston Globe. The text was written by Jennifer Ackerman and the graphic was created  by Javier Zarracina. (Text by Jennifer Ackerman, graphic by Javier Zarracina)

The Vacation Paradox: Why Some Companies Are Paying Workers To Go Away

This article was written by Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff, and published in Forbes.com.  Imagine a job where you could take as many paid vacation days as you wanted, as long as you got your work done. Even better, imagine your employer offered you a vacation bonus of up to $7,500 to go away awhile and not … Continue reading

How on-the-job training boosts employee morale – Infographic

Takeaway: One of the simplest and surest ways to lift employees’ spirits is to conduct empathetic and supportive on-the-job training. Attention managers: Low morale is typically a symptom of something more serious than temporary mood swings or day-to-day conflicts among your employees. But fear not: one of the simplest and surest ways to lift employees’ … Continue reading

Job Killing You? 8 Types of Work-Related Stress

Job stress can fray nerves, keep you up at night, and contribute to health problems such as heart disease and depression. “Chronic job strain can put both your physical and emotional health at risk,” says Paul J. Rosch, MD, the president of the American Institute of Stress. Finding the source of your stress is the … Continue reading

Worst Jobs For Your Health

A healthy job is about more than just avoiding hazards, like dangerous material and machines. Employees need respect, benefits, wellness incentives, and control over their work, says L. Casey Chosewood, MD, senior medical officer for the Total Worker Health program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. “What matters equally is the quality … Continue reading

Best Jobs For Your Health

A healthy job is about more than just avoiding hazards, like dangerous material and machines. Employees need respect, benefits, wellness incentives, and control over their work, says L. Casey Chosewood, MD, senior medical officer for the Total Worker Health program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. “What matters equally is the quality … Continue reading

Transparency is the New Leadership Imperative

Steve Jobs— mysterious, charismatic, intriguing — is often cited as one of the recent greats, and there are clearly benefits to his style. A recent study showed that leaders like him — those perceived as having an almost magical aura — are seen as visionary, with employees and customers clamoring to touch the hem of their garments. … Continue reading