Working mothers disproportionately more stressed, study claims

Biomarkers for chronic stress are 40 percent higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time than for women with no children, new research suggest. Working from home and other forms of flexible working have no effect on their level of chronic stress – only putting in fewer hours …

Weird new Pokémon with a nut for a head is a big mystery in 'Pokémon Go'

Something new is happening in Pokémon Go. A mysterious critter has appeared in the game, and it’s something Pokémon fans have never seen before. It was first discovered when a programming-savvy fan found an image and a reference to “Pokémon 891” in the game’s code. SEE ALSO: Pokémon fans are …

'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' goes full demonic… Hogwarts?

Murder House, Coven, Hotel, Apocalypse… and now, American Horror Story: Hogwarts? Episode 4 of AHS: Apocalypse explored a number of its own universes—including an unexpected visit to Season 5’s Hotel Cortez—but it also seemed to borrow a lot from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Specifically, 15 minutes of the episode closely …

What to expect and not to expect from an Office 365 intranet

According to the latest report by Nielsen Norman Group, Office 365 is one of the most popular platforms for intranets. Providing a rich toolset, it helps to build multifunctional and eye-catching corporate intranets that improve employee collaboration and communication and streamline business processes. Let’s see whether an Office 365 intranet …

Book Your Thanksgiving Flights This Week and You’re Guaranteed to Save Money

Before you pick a Halloween costume or sip this season’s first pumpkin spice latte, purchase your Thanksgiving flight now to avoid soaring airfares later in the fall. Booking your flight this week will save you, on average, 23% off the peak holiday booking price, according to data from travel booking …

What we have wrong about why some companies are more successful than others

  New research published in the Strategic Management Journal suggests a firm’s competitive advantage can last more than three times as long as previously believed. INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy Phebo Wibbens found that companies with “higher-order” resources can greatly outlast their competitors. Traditionally, strategy experts have focused on a firm’s …

The workplace revolution is already here

We should all count ourselves privileged to witness first-hand the most dramatic changes in working practices in over two hundred years. This workplace revolution been brought about mainly by technology which has allowed freedom of movement through Wi-Fi and cloud technology. This freedom has been embraced by the smart companies, …

Employee resistance in sharing ideas with teams undermines success

The whole idea of the collaborative workplace is to foster creativity and communication, but new research suggests that sharing ideas with team members is still an uncomfortable prospect for employees. According to new research from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) many employees resist sharing new ideas with teams …

Watch the Oculus Connect 5 John Carmack keynote live

Yesterday was the first day of Facebook’s annual Oculus Connect developers event, and it delivered on quite a few hardware and software announcements: Oculus Quest and Oculus Go updates, plus new software announcements. Today is Oculus CTO John Carmack’s day to shine, and you can watch it live online! Today’s second keynote …

Impostor syndrome may have serious impact on mental health

According to a new study from researchers at the University of Houston, impostor syndrome can have serious consequences for mental wellbeing and can affect people’s personal relationships and home life. Those affected by impostor syndrome – the persistent feeling somebody has that they are not qualified or able to be …

Businesses should focus on the greater good of people and society

Modern corporations should work in the best interests of society and people rather than focusing primarily on making money for shareholders as they may have in the past, according to an influential group of chief executives. The body Business Roundtable, which represents the heads of some of America’s largest companies, …

Trump administration defends FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

(Reuters) — The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge. In a 167-page court filing late on Thursday, the Justice Department and FCC urged the court to reject the suit filed …

Workplace art can draw the distinction between branding and corporate identity

One of the many traps that lies in wait for unwary organisations is to confuse corporate identity with their brand. The visual aspects of an identity may reflect the firm’s personality and values, and a change may go in hand in hand with the development of a new strategic direction …