Latest Emotional exhaustion Stories

2011-06-15 13:11:19

Individualism a stronger predictor of well-being than wealth, says new study Freedom and personal autonomy are more important to people's well-being than money, according to a meta-analysis of data from 63 countries published by the American Psychological Association. While a great deal of research has been devoted to the predictors of happiness and life satisfaction around the world, researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand wanted to know one thing: What is more...

2011-02-22 21:22:37

Want to keep your boss happy? Smile at your customers. Want to keep yourself happy and productive? Smile like you mean it. A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts "“ such as a tropical vacation or a child's recital "“ improve their mood and withdraw less....

2009-11-23 09:05:00

Factors putting patients at risk go well beyond fatigue, largest study of its kind suggests Surgeons who are burned out or depressed are more likely to say they had recently committed a major error on the job, according to the largest study to date on physician burnout. The new findings suggest that the mental well-being of the surgeon is associated with a higher rate of self-reported medical errors, something that may undermine patient safety more than the fatigue that is often blamed for...

2009-09-23 07:40:34

Primary care physicians who participated in an educational program that included an emphasis on mindful communication reported improvement in personal well-being, emotional exhaustion, empathy and attitudes associated with patient-centered care, according to a study in the September 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education. "Primary care physicians report alarming levels of professional and personal distress. Up to 60 percent of practicing physicians report symptoms of burnout,...

2009-08-28 00:46:56

Managers and others in leadership roles should think twice before ridiculing subordinates or acting disrespectfully toward them, U.S. researchers suggest. Study leader Michael S. Cole of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth says he tracked the downward spiral triggered when an employee experiences perceived injustices at work. Such events -- having a manager ridicule an employee's choice of lunch, attire or habits -- create a major stressor which may potentially lead to damaged...

2009-08-26 10:09:28

In organizational settings, managers as well as others in leadership roles should perhaps think twice before ridiculing subordinate employees on their choice of lunch, attire, or habits, or generally acting disrespectfully towards them. Recent research from the Journal of Management Studies shows that when an employee believes that he or she has been treated unfairly, the employee is not likely to forgive and forget.The research, headed by Michael S. Cole, PhD at the Texas Christian...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.