COMMUTES ARE KILLING!

A recent study from Britain’s Office of National Statistics has shown that commuters have lower life satisfaction, a lower sense that their daily activities are worthwhile, lower levels of happiness and higher anxiety than people who work from home. Average anxiety levels increased with each additional minute of the commute....

WHAT THE YOUNG AND THE OLD CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER IN THE OFFICE

Researchers studying possible cross-generational learning have come up with the following points for what young and old workers can learn from each other. From the old, the young can learn how to control work and how to be financially proficient. From younger workers, the older ones can learn how to...

COUNTRIES AND INDUSTRIES WHERE ENGLISH MATTERS

There’s no doubt that knowing English can be a big boost to your career. But where, and to what extent? The above tables, which track proficiency of the language by industry and country, should help you find out. Some other findings from this survey were that on average, women have...

ARE CO-OPERATIVES THE WAY TO KEEP FARMERS GOING?

Writing in the EPW, Tushaar Shah makes the point that we seldom hear of farmers who are members of co-operatives committing suicide. He points out that in North Gujarat, a semi-arid state, the dairy co-operatives experience increased milk production during drought, as farmers focus on increasing milk output to compensate for the loss in...

GOOD VS GREAT LEADERSHIP

This excellent article from HBR explains the difference between good leadership and great leadership. Lest you think that one is better than the other, watch out, your ideas are going to be shattered! “Great has no inherent moral compass, and thus its unpredictable potency can just as easily be put...

HOW INDIA DEFINES ITS TRIBES

According to Sumit Guha, India’s tribes have been officially defined, at least since the 1960s, as five key features. These are (according to Guha) primitive traits, distinctive culture, geographical isolation, shyness of contact with outsiders and backwardness. Source: EPW Image: Tribes of India

“REDUCED TO THE MAX”

Featured here are the work of Kevin Krautgartner from his series “Reduced to the Max”. Kevin is a fine art, landscape and architectural photographer based in Wuppertal, Germany. Source: Abduzeedo