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2012-04-23 20:45:31

The findings will be presented at the annual conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. A research partnership represented by the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Organization Development (NCOD) is examining factors predicting the turnover of senior executives in the federal workplace. It´s an area that has not been widely researched, yet it can...

2012-01-18 22:46:26

If our psychological needs at work are met, we are more likely to be happy If you are unhappy at work, it could be partly due to your boss' management style, according to a new study by Dr. Nicolas Gillet, from the Université François Rabelais in Tours in France, and his team. Both over-controlling managers who use threats as a way to motivate employees, and organizations that do not appear to value individuals' contributions, frustrate our basic needs for...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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