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It’s All Fun and Games Until You’ve Created a Hostile Work Environment: How Workplace Bullying is Linked to Mental Health

Key Points: Workplace bullying has been linked to negative outcomes of health and mental illness. Although depression, anxiety, stress, and burnout were all associated with being bullied. Symptoms of depression were most consistently. Anxiety and stress fall into two categories: Generalized anxiety and PTSD, which had stronger relationships with workplace bullying. Similarly, burnout symptoms were
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How to create work that gets employees energized

The drivers, factors, and contexts that boost work motivation. Key Points: Stand out elements for work motivation are goal setting, feedback, and feeling supported by your manager. Human motivation is not fixed; it can change through mindsets, circumstances, and outcomes. Tasks that involve creativity, autonomy, teamwork, and well-being are strong drivers of intrinsic motivation, the
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“Working together”: Does it really matter for Team Performance?

Key Points: Team collaboration is not fixed; embedding it is a great target for organizational improvement. Teams can be designed for collaboration. Focus on building collaboration into tasks and outcomes the team is pursuing. Team collaboration can impact how we think, act, and feel about our teammates. In turn, it improves performance. This Evidence-Based Summary has
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Employee Commitment: Does the evidence support this popular concept?

Anecdotes aside, is affective commitment as good as many think it is?

Key Points Studies show that employees’ emotional attachment to an employer has a positive impact on their attitudes and actions. Employees who view their organization’s culture highly are more likely to be committed to their employing organization. Organizations should focus on providing defined roles and job clarity, social support and autonomy to employees to increase
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