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No laughing matter

How jokes in the workplace can make or break an inclusive culture Have you heard about those new corduroy pillows? They’re making headlines. Jokes are powerful. They unite us, creating humorous memories and anecdotes we can treasure for a lifetime. The dictionary definition of a joke is surprisingly broad; “Something that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a...
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How to motivate employees

A hallmark of a high-performing organization is one where good performance is rewarded and poor performance is swiftly dealt with. Trouble is, the definition of “rewarding performance” is changing. Traditionally, sustained good performance would lead to a promotion; another rung of the corporate ladder climbed. So ingrained is this performance-promotion link that some FTSE 100 companies have ritual ‘promotion days’,...
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Creativity: it’s a walk in the park

Insights from the research center Next time you’re stuck on a thorny problem, walk it out. Researchers from Stanford University found that people unanimously scored higher on a creative thinking test when they did it walking versus sitting down. A leisurely stroll is just the break we need to reset rigid thinking and get those creative juices flowing. Insight in...
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Busting the millennial myths

It was 1993. In the early hours of a perfectly normal day, a lorry containing corned beef attempted a delivery to a British supermarket. Corned beef has a shelf life of seven years. But when the supermarket’s computer tried to check this, instead of subtracting 1993 from 2000 to get seven, it subtracted 93 from 00, to give -93. The...
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