When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

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You might even be tempted to communicate to your peers and supervisees that you’re not convinced this is the right way to go. This is what I did early in my academic career when I received peer review comments on a paper I’d submitted for publication. Without fail, there would be at least one reviewer who hated the paper. When this first started happening, I hated those reviewers and assumed they hadn’t read my paper carefully.

Is Employee Engagement Just a Reflection of Personality?

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In this impressive study which synthesized data from 114 independent surveys of employees, comprising almost 45,000 participants from a wide range of countries — and mostly published academic studies, which met the standards for publication in peer-reviewed journals — the researchers set out to estimate the degree to which people differed in engagement because of their character traits. pbombaert/Getty Images.

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

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Marissa Mayer, Yahoo''s CEO, ended the company''s work-from-home policy to foster a more collaborative, innovative environment. The analyst would then review each law and group them by similar characteristic. At a more micro-level, we saw a team at pharmaceutical company Roche recently experiment with a much simpler expense-claim processing system based around peer review rather than oversight, and again it was a useful way of getting rid of tedious and non-value-added activities.