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...
Business leaders long for efficient team collaboration. The question is, how do they achieve it? Dr Sebastian Bailey analyzes two important aspects of successful collaboration, and what it actually means to work as “one team” at Forbes.com.
Rank and yank – where the lowest-performing employees exit the business – may be a wake-up call to coasters, but downsides abound. On the other hand, giving managers free rein on ratings is rarely ‘fair’ either. Perhaps it’s time to focus less on the system and more on performance conversations that motivate. Read Sebastian Bailey’s (co-founder and president of Mind...
Nobody admits to being prejudiced, but research shows that we all have an inbuilt preference for people who are similar to us. Can this bias be reprogrammed? A study tested 17 scientific interventions aimed at reducing racial prejudice, with fascinating results. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and co-founder of Mind Gym contributes regularly to Forbes. Read his article in full at Forbes.com
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