When office gossip is about you

Question: At my company, we have an open floor plan with few private offices. That means that nothing one says at work is really private. What should I do if I hear someone, who obviously doesn't know I am nearby, talking about me — especially when they are disparaging a project I am leading? Answer: No matter how long it has been since secondary school, people are naturally wounded when others talk about them. But in the workplace, it’s [...]

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Messy Desk the key to creativity?

The key to unlocking your inner creative genius?Just when we thought scientists might be running out of things to research in the workplace along comes the messy desk v tidy desk study from the University of Minnesota. Buckle up your seat belts and let your mind hoover up this piece of ground breaking research and see if you agree with its conclusions. New studies, conducted by psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs and fellow researchers at the University of Minnesota have [...]

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