Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife, Work

The Long Commute: How Long Is Too Long and Why

Your work commute matters. Large-scale studies indicate that one’s satisfaction with commuting to work contributes to overall happiness. And, in general, long commute times are associated with lower subjective well-being. But it turns out that length of commute is hardly the most important facet of commute satisfaction. In fact, occasionally workers wish their commutes were […]

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kununu

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Better Worklife, Work

5 Common “Culture Monsters” That Lurk in the Workplace You Should Avoid At All Costs

You spend a huge chunk of your time at work. And while having an interesting job that pays well and offers benefits is awesome, those aren’t the only requirements of a great work-life these days. The other part of it all is being motivated and feeling like you’re able to positively contribute to your company’s success. […]

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Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife

How to Have Great Relationships with Your Coworkers

We all know that coworkers can make or break a job. Workers’ inability or unwillingness to be intimate with others—what some researchers call social pessimism—predicts poor wellbeing and worse productivity at work. By contrast, research shows that workplace friendships increase individual innovation and enterprising behavior and diminish unhealthy perfectionism and burnout. One study found that […]

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